Published On: Thu, Oct 31st, 2019

Donald Trump impeachment: House votes in FAVOUR of impeachment inquiry | World | News


The US House of Representatives passed a resolution to proceed with an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. Democrats in the House of Representatives secured enough votes on Thursday to pass legislation setting up next steps in the fast-moving impeachment process. The vote was the first real test of support for the inquiry which was launched by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the end of September.

The impeachment inquiry explores whether Mr Trump pressured Ukraine into helping him in his 2020 re-election campaign, a claim the president denies.

The inquiry focuses on whether the US President asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden.

The investigation is probing whether Trump misused the power of his office for personal political gain.

The vote was a victory for majority Democrats, who will control the investigation in the House.

It also gives them the ability to curb Republicans to subpoena witnesses and of White House lawyers to present witnesses.

The vote was a victory for majority Democrats, who will control the investigation in the House.

It gives them the ability to curb the ability of Republicans to subpoena witnesses and of White House lawyers to present witnesses.

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