Washington — House Democrats on Friday escalated their impeachment inquiry into President Trump, issuing a subpoena to the White House for documents related to the whistleblower complaint. They are also requesting Ukraine-related documents from Vice President Mike Pence.
said he did nothing wrong and is stepping back. He said the White House’s cooperation with the by-requests may hinge on whether House Speaker Nancy Plosive voted to launch an impeachment investigation. The president wants Democrats to go on the record in support of it because the White House feels it may harm some of the weaker House districts.
now says that foreign governments are asking to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, it’s not about politics, it’s about doing what they do.
Mr. Trump said, “I don’t care about Biden’s campaign but I do care about corruption. We’re looking at corruption, we’re not looking at politics.”
But when pressed whether he has ever asked a foreign country to investigate anyone other than a political opponent, the president cannot remember.
Mr. Trump claims he has full authority to let China and Ukraine see what he would call Biden’s “corrupt business deals”, even though there is no evidence of any wrongdoing by Biden.
He insisted that he did not withdraw $ 391 million dollars of military aid to Ukraine to pressure him to investigate Biden, but text messages from presidential diplomats provided to Congress tell a different story.
In a message last month, Ukraine’s top diplomat Bill Taylor wrote, “I think it is insane to withhold security aid to help in a political campaign.”
Gordon Son gland, Trump’s US ambassador to the European Union, dissented, saying, “I believe you are mistaken about President Trump’s intentions … no supporter of any kind.”
Most congressional Republicans are still supporting Mr. Trump, but in a Friday tweet, Utah Senator Mitt Romney called the president’s action foreign help “brazen,” “unprecedented” and “horrifying”.