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!”
How the impeachment process works
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