Impeachment of Trump

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WEB desk

Washington

US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said she has directed a House committee to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump over his effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate a political rival, a historic step that sets up a fight over whether to oust him from office. “The president abused his power for his own personal political benefit at the expense of our national security by withholding military aid and (a) crucial Oval Office meeting in exchange for an announcement of an investigation into his political rival,” Pelosi said in a televised statement. The impeachment fight undertaken by House Democrats is unfolding even as the Republican president is running for re-election in 2020. “Sadly, but with confidence and humility, with allegiance to our Founders and our hearts full of love for America.