On Tuesday evening, Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the House would launch a formal impeachment inquiry in response to President Donald Trump allegedly pressuring the Ukrainian president to investigate potential 2020 competitor Joe Biden and his family (read all about that here). And things ramped up this morning as the transcript of the president’s call with Volodymyr Zelensky was released by the White House. “There’s a lot of talk about Biden’s son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the Attorney General would be great,” Trump said to Zelensky, in what is set to be analyzed by talking heads and pundits for years to come. “Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution so if you can look into it…It sounds horrible to me.” The president then said several times that he’d have his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and Attorney General William Barr check up on the matter. The whistleblower who first brought attention to the call with an unreleased report has also told the House intelligence committee that they would like to testify and it could happen as early as this week. So… Read full this story
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