House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Tuesday asserted that the essence of President Donald Trump’s impeachment letter is ridiculous and sick.
When asked by reporters on how she views impeachment letter written by President Trump, Pelosi said no reaction, later adding that it was ridiculous.
Pelosi said she hasn’t read the letter fully but going by its essence, she found it really sick.
The impeachment inquiry against Trump was called by Nancy Pelosi on September 24, 2019 following a whistle blower’s allegations that he had misused President’s power in the Ukraine deal.
The whistle blower alleged that Trump may have reosrted of abuse of power by refusing military aid to pressurise Ukraine’s newly elected President Volodymyr Zelensky for two reasons. One, to initiate investigations against Joe Biden and his son Hunter, two, propagating conspiracy theory that it was Ukraine, not Russia who interfered in the 2016 Presidential election.
All this, the whistleblower alleged, was done to support Trump’s re-election bid. The Ukraine President, in response ordered investigations against Bidens as he feared that the US might revoke the militarary aid. Trump was also informed about whistleblower’s complaint following which he released the military aid on September 11 and the schedule interview was cancelled.
The complaint against Trump was handed over to Congress and subsequently to the public. The White House in an official statement confirmed several allegations which also included the telephonic conversation between Trump and Ukraine President Zelensky. The White House stated that the call has been stored confidentially.
In the October investigation by Congressional Committees, Ukraine ambassador Bill Taylor and Pentagon official Laura Cooper were deposed who testified that Trump wanted Zelensky to publicly announce investigation against Bidens and Burisma and their interference in the 2016 presidential elections.