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DISCUSSION: How will the impeachment process against Trump play out?

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday announced a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. He is accused of seeking to enlist a foreign government to help tarnish a domestic political rival.

How will the impeachment process play out?

  • Watch the Friday morning discussion above.

Here are the key points:

The Ukraine scandal

  • President Donald Trump pressed Ukraine to investigate former vice president and 2020 candidate Joe Biden while stalling military aid to the country, according to records released Wednesday.
  • The incident occurred during a July 25 phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry against Trump, saying his conduct reveals a “betrayal of his oath of office, betrayal of our national security and betrayal of the integrity of our elections.”
  • Trump immediately responded to the impeachment inquiry by calling it “PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT!”

Timeline

How the impeachment process works


About the Author:

Brian Newlin

Brian is an Associate Producer for ClickOnDetroit. He graduated from the University of Michigan-Dearborn with a degree in Journalism and Screen Studies.