Published On: Tue, Sep 24th, 2019

Trump impeachment inquiry formally launched by Democrats in Washington | World | News

Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House of Representatives will look at whether Mr Trump sought Ukraine’s help to smear former Vice President Joe Biden, the front-runner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

Ms Pelosi said: “Therefore today I’m announcing the House of Representatives is moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry.

“The President must be held accountable. No one is above the law.”

But Mr Trump took to Twitter to slam the move, calling it “Witch Hunt garbage”.

He tweeted: “Such an important day at the United Nations, so much work and so much success, and the Democrats purposely had to ruin and demean it with more breaking news Witch Hunt garbage. Can you believe this?”

This is a breaking story. More to follow.

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