United States House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday the House would initiate a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump over allegations he sought help from a foreign leader to damage his political rival.
“I can say with authority, the Trump administration’s actions undermine our national security and intelligence. The president must be held accountable. No one is above the law,” US media quoted Pelosi as saying.
As per media reports, at issue are allegations that Mr. Trump pressured Ukraine President to open a corruption investigation of former Vice President Joe Biden and his son. Mr. Biden is also a leading contender for the Democratic presidential nomination for the 2020 presidential election.
President Trump, however, tweeted “PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT”! referring to impeachment announcement. His re-election campaign also launched his defense.