Opinion on Donald Trump’s Impeachment Crisis

The President of the United States may be impeached in the coming months.

Donald Trump made a phone call to Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky on July 25 to request for Zelensky to do research on Joe Biden.

The information became open to the public towards the end of September and caused major controversy. Democrats insist that  Trump abused his power in order to get dirt on a political opponent.

Trump was outraged by the allegations and immediately shot down critics while demanding to know who the whistleblower was claiming that he or she was a spy. (https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/house-intelligence-committee-releases-whistleblowers-complaint-citing-trumps-call-with-ukraines-president)

Over half of US voters do not believe that Donald Trump should be impeached, but others do. Impeachment does not mean immediate removal from office. Trump’s attorneys  state that Trump and his team will not cooperate with the impeachment inquiries (https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/08/politics/nancy-pelosi-letter-impeachment/index.html) because there has been no formal vote.

Trump believes that a Democrat could be the whistleblower because of their relationship with Democratic candidates; according to the New York Post, he is correct.

Trump called the Ukraine president to encourage him to investigate wrong-doing and corruption in the situation of influence-peddling with former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.

Recently, the White House had a briefing for congressional leaders about the situation in Syria which resulted in Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump going back and forth and him going on Twitter and calling her “A very sick person.” (www.cnn.com/2019/10/17/politics/donald-trump-impeachment-gordon-sondland-meltdown). Pelosi refused to read the letter Trump composed to the president of the Ukraine, and then left the room with Chuck Schumer.

Last week, Pelosi decided to refuse to let the House vote on Trump’s impeachment and the House Intelligence Committee chairman and leader of the investigation. Adam Schiff says he might not use the whistleblower’s complaint.

Pelosi has kept this investigation very private which has caused outrage in many politicians. When asked about her refusal, she states that a vote is not required.

The impeachment inquiry is still ongoing.