Donald Trump got on Twitter shortly after Nancy Pelosi announced the accusation investigation against him and remained reluctant with his favorite term for investigations against him: & # 39; witch hunt & # 39 ;.
The president in New York attended the United Nations General Assembly when he struck at the announcement of the speaker as & # 39; breaking news witch hunt for garbage & # 39 ;.
While the word was leaking, the speaker officially started an accusation against him, Trump & # 39; s last meeting of the day with world leaders was closed to the media.
He returned to his penthouse in Trump Tower in time to see Pelosi's announcement that Democrats are trying to permanently remove him from the White House.
Donald Trump got on Twitter shortly after Nancy Pelosi announced the accusation against him
President Trump's motorcade travels through Manhattan
He went to Twitter shortly after she finished speaking and fired four fiery responses against the speaker in less than 10 minutes.
& # 39; Such an important day at the United Nations, so much work and so much success, and the Democrats had to deliberately ruin it and destroy it with more breaking news Witch Hunt waste. So bad for our country!, & He tweeted.
& # 39; They have never even seen the call transcript. A total witch hunt!, & # 39; he wrote and added: & # 39; PRESIDENTIAL FUN! & # 39;
He also called several of his Democratic bete noires by name in his Twitter anger, mentioning the speaker, Jerry Nadler, chair of the House Judiciary Committee, chair Adam Schiff of the House Intelligence Committee and chair Maxine Waters of the House Financial Services Committee.
& # 39; Pelosi, Nadler, Schiff and of course Maxine Waters! Can you believe this, he asked.
The president is in New York for three days for meetings with world leaders, a speech to the United Nations General Assembly and a diplomatic reception – but he has dealt with home affairs during his time here.
White House press secretary, Stephanie Grisham, issued a statement criticizing House Democrats for the move and arguing that they have & # 39; destroyed any opportunity & # 39; to adopt important legislation this year.
Ver Far away from all the work and results of this president, the House Democrats have destroyed all chances of legislative progress for the people of this country by continuing to focus all their energy on biased political attacks. Their attacks on the president and his agenda are not only partisan and pathetic, they violate their constitutional duty, & she said.
& # 39; The Trump government continues to vigorously explain the facts and stand up for the many forgotten men and women who chose him, & # 39; she added.
Trump goes all-in on his response to speaker Pelosi's accusation
Pelosi announced the formal investigation on Capitol Hill on Tuesday afternoon. The speaker was slow to come to this point and argued that democrats needed the public to support them before they made such a move.
But she admitted after being under pressure from the left-wing legislators in her party and various Democratic presidential candidates, including Joe Biden, who took part in the call for charges on Tuesday afternoon.
& # 39; This week the President admitted that he had asked the President of Ukraine to take action that would benefit him politically. The actions of the Trump presidency revealed unfair fact [s] of the president's betrayal of his oath of office, betrayal of our national security and betrayal of the integrity of our national elections, & Pelosi said.
& # 39; That is why I announce today that the Lower House is making progress with an official investigation into allegations. I instruct our six committees to continue their investigation under that umbrella of investigation into allegations. The president must be held liable. No one is above the law. & # 39;
Trump will meet the newly elected Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday
Accusations President Trump asked newly elected Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former vice president Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden, who were on the board of a Ukrainian gas company, which proved to be the breaking point for many democrats.
Trump originally denied that he had taken such a step before Biden gave in to the phone call on July 25.
On Tuesday, before Democrats met on Capitol Hill to hear Pelosi's decision on accusation, the president announced that he would release a complete, uncommitted transcript of his call with Zelensky.
He and Zelensky will meet in New York City on Wednesday afternoon as both leaders are in town for the week of the United Nations General Assembly.
Hours before his announcement, Trump admitted that he had stopped millions of security assistance to Ukraine before holding the call with Zelensky.
& # 39; I am currently at the United Nations representing our country, but tomorrow I gave permission for the release of the complete, fully released, and unwritten transcript of my telephone conversation with President Zelensky of Ukraine, & # 39; tweeted the president.
& # 39; You will see that it was a very friendly and fully appropriate call. No pressure and, unlike Joe Biden and his son, NO consideration! This is nothing more than a continuation of the best and most destructive witch hunt of all time! & # 39;
He later tweeted: & # 39; State Secretary Pompeo received permission from the Ukrainian government to release the transcript of the telephone conversation with my president. They also don't know what the problem is. A total Witch Hunt Scam from the Democrats! & # 39;
Whatever the transcript may show, it is probably just one puzzle piece recorded in a whistleblower complaint filed with the office of the director of the national intelligence service about Trump-Zelensky's call.
The US Senate voted unanimously on Tuesday to demand a copy of the report from the DNI, which has stated that its content falls outside its authority to release. Democrats point to a legal section that requires this.
The House of Representatives will vote on Wednesday on a decision rejecting the administration's decision to block the whistleblower complaint.
A new report reveals that Donald Trump has ordered a military aid freeze of nearly $ 400 million to Ukraine days prior to his call in July with Ukrainian President Voldymyr Zelensky
The unnamed whistleblower whose letter led to the madness of a week about the Trump call that was offered on Tuesday to talk to House Democrats. They soon accepted, according to intelligence chairman Adam Schiff
The Schiff Commission is likely to be one of six, all assisted by the President's opponents, who are participating in what is an accusing & # 39; is called
The unnamed whistleblower offered to talk to House Democrats on Tuesday. They accepted quickly.
"The whistleblower council has informed us that their client would like to speak to our committee and has asked the acting DNI for advice," tweeted the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.
& # 39; We will contact the counsel and look forward to the whistleblower's testimony as soon as this week, & # 39; the Californian democrat added.
Separately, the Republicans responsible for the Senate Commission insisted on Tuesday for an interview with the whistleblower.
The committee asks the person's lawyer to do a & # 39; closed, two-part interview & # 39; to be arranged with personnel lawyers.
In New York at the United Nations, Trump recognized hundreds of millions of dollars in security funds for Ukraine, but insisted that he did not try to exert pressure to generate a Biden investigation.
He was upset, he claimed, that European powers themselves were not willing to set up & # 39; money & # 39; to support Ukraine's military defense.
& # 39; I think it is unfair that we use the money. Then people called me. They said, "Oh, let it go," and I let it go. But we paid the money. The money has been paid. But very importantly, Germany, France and other countries should deposit money and that is my complaint from the start, & said Trump.
European countries have also provided support to Ukraine and in July, weeks before Trump's July 25 phone call with Ukraine, $ 17.7 million in humanitarian aid was provided.
Descriptive of his telephone conversation, which is now the subject of three congressional inquiries while Democratic calls for his accusation, Trump said: “It could not have been nicer and even the Ukrainian government made a statement that that was a perfect phone call, since there no pressure was exerted on them. & # 39;
& # 39; But there was pressure on Joe Biden. What Joe Biden did for his son, they should look at it, & said Trump – renewed his call for an investigation into his political rival.
The president again tore the calls of the Democrats for his accusation and demanded that his administration hand over the whistleblower's complaint.
& # 39; I think it's ridiculous. It's a witch hunt. I lead in the polls. They have no idea how to stop me. The only way they can try is through deposition, & Trump ventured.
& # 39; This has never happened to a president before. There has never been such a thing. It's nonsense, & he said.
He once again mentioned the call's transcript, which he said he would expect the public to see.
President Trump said he has a & # 39; fully released and non-certified statement & # 39; of his call to the President of Ukraine, and said that there was & # 39; NO consideration! & # 39;
& # 39; If you see the call, if you see the readout of the call that I suppose you will ever see, you will understand, & # 39; he said to reporters. That call was perfect. It could not have been nicer. Even the Ukrainian government has stated that that was a perfect call. & # 39;
He continued his denial on Monday at & # 39; busy & # 39; to exercise on Ukraine to investigate political rival former vice president Joe Biden.
& # 39; There was no pressure on them. But there was pressure on Joe Biden. What Joe Biden did for his son, they should look at it, & he said.
Almost days before a telephone call in July, Trump withdrew nearly $ 400 million in military aid, accusing him of pressuring the country's president to sue Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden.
Reports came out last week that a whistleblower claims that Trump's July call to Zelensky had put pressure on, among other things, the Ukrainian leader to investigate Biden & # 39; s son Hunter for his involvement in a Ukrainian natural gas company
The president who orders his staff to freeze the money, of which two people familiar with private conversations, is the final revelation in connection with his conversation with Ukrainian president Voldymyr Zelensky.
New reports emerged last week revealing a whistleblower who has no direct knowledge of the leaders' phone call this summer, claiming that Trump was trying to press Zelensky to investigate his son Hunter Biden, his rival in 2020, about his involvement at a natural gas company in Ukraine.
Trump admitted that he mentioned the Biden & # 39; s in his call with Zelensky, but said it was to keep out foreign corruption from Ukraine.
In the days before that call, Trump ordered the blocking of aid to Ukraine, but Trump claims that he did nothing wrong and denied that all requests for help in getting damaging information about the former vice-president and the 2020 presidential candidate are tied were freezing aid.
Joe Biden said Tuesday that Congress has no choice but to accuse Donald Trump if he refuses to comply with every line of investigation and all document production requirements
Biden weighed Tuesday afternoon from his home state of Delaware.
& # 39; We have a president who believes that his power knows no bounds. We have a president who believes he can do anything and get away with it. We have a president who believes he is above the law, & he said.
"Chasing the leader of another country to investigate a political opponent to help win his election is not the behavior of an American president," he added.
& # 39; If the President does not grant such a request from Congress, if he continues to obstruct Congress and flaunts the law, I believe Donald Trump will have no other option but to initiate deposition.
He added: & # 39; That would be a tragedy. But an own drama. & # 39;
Several other presidential candidates – including Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Beto R & Rourke – have called on Trump to be deposed.
WHAT HAPPENS NOW? THE VERY COMPLEXED STEPS INVOLVED IN TAKING DONALD TRUMP
Nancy Pelosi announcing a formal investigation into allegations is just the start of an epic legal and constitutional clash.
Here's how deposition goes from here.
1] Investigations are being stepped up
Six commissions now have the role of Pelosi to investigate Donald Trump with the intention of deciding whether he will be dropped. They are the House Law, Supervision, Intelligence, Roads and Resources, Financial Services and Foreign Affairs committees. They will now probably all issue a fit of summons that will certainly lead to a new one:
2] Court battle over subpoena – which could go to the Supreme Court
The Trump government has so far resisted subpoenas by claiming executive power and will certainly continue to do so. Federal judges are already dealing with subpoenas cases before Trump's tax and financial administration, and many more are likely to follow. But the courts have never set the limits of privilege and whether an investigation into accusations actually gives Congress more power to overcome it. If Trump fights as hard as he can, it will probably find its way to the Supreme Court. Expected in the meantime:
3] More hearings
Democrats know they have to convince the public that Trump should be tried, and the best way to do that is to hear hearings like the ones that sparked the nation at Watergate. They ruined the Mueller hearing, but when they produce question and answer sessions with people from the Trump world who cause public outrage, they are on their way to:
4] Draw up formal accusation articles in the committee
On the accusation form for deposition – the & # 39; articles & # 39; – state that Trump is formally accused of. It is not a fixed format – it can be as long or as short as Congress decides. Three such articles were prepared – for Andrew Johnson on 1868, Richard Nixon in 1974 and Bill Clinton in 1998. Johnson & # 39; s were the most extensive at 11, Nixon faced three and Bill Clinton four, but with a series of numbered indictments in every article. Once established, the Judicial Committee votes on them and, if approved, sends them to the Chamber for:
5] Full vote on deposition
The Constitution says that Parliament needs a simple majority to go on, but has to vote on each article. Nixon stopped for such a vote, so Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton are the only precedent. The house passed two of the three articles against Clinton and all 11 against Johnson. Passing even just one article leads to:
6] Senate deposition process
Even if the senate is clearly not in favor of removing the president, he or she must go to court if the Parliament votes for expulsion. The hearing does not stand for the full senate, but for & # 39; evidence committees & # 39; – in theory at least comparable to the existing senate committees. The Supreme Court of the Supreme Court presides, but the procedures are determined by senators. Members of the House prosecute Trump as & # 39; managers & # 39 ;, bring witnesses and present evidence to explain their case against the president. The president can defend himself or, as Clinton did, use lawyers to interview the witnesses. The committee or committees report to the entire senate. Then it can debate in public or deliberate privately about the guilt or innocence of the president. It has one open voice that delivers the following:
7] The judgment
Accusation must take place for two-thirds of the senate. Voting for an article to be accused is good enough to put the president out of office. There is no appeal.
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