Pelosi orders impeachment probe: ‘No one is above the law’

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched the House into a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, acquiescing to mounting pressure from fellow Democrats and plunging a deeply divided nation into an election year clash between Congress and the commander in chief.

The probe centers on whether Trump abused his presidential powers and sought help from a foreign government for his reelection, actions Pelosi said would mark a “betrayal of his oath of office.” She declared: “No one is above the law.”

Pelosi had long resisted pursuing impeachment, but her caucus moved swiftly in favor of a probe in recent days following reports that Trump asked Ukraine’s president to investigate Democratic foe Joe Biden and his son. Her decision sets up her party’s most urgent and consequential confrontation with a president who thrives on combat, and it injects deep uncertainty in the 2020 White House race.

Trump, who was meeting with world leaders at the United Nations, called the impending inquiry a “witch hunt” and predicted it would be a “positive for me.”

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  1. The leftists are trying to take over this country…again. Why do people vote for these moron’s? These people need to get out of DC and maybe even out of the USA. They want to rule. They are not interested in governing anymore. They are (as a group) anti-American and they don’t even try to hide it anymore. Pelosi and her cronies believe Americans are too stupid to see what they are doing and are too lazy to do anything about it. Please show her and the others we do understand and we do care by voting them out of office for ever.

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