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Impeachment hearings live updates: Pelosi asks committee chairs to proceed with articles of impeachment – The Washington Post, The Washington Post


Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) Said Thursday that President Trump’s wrongdoing strikes at the heart of the Constitution and asked House committee chairs to proceed with articles of impeachment, saying lawmakers have “no choice but to act.”

Her address, in which she invoked principles espoused by the nation’s founders, came shortly after Trump went on Twitter to urge House Democrats to impeach him quickly, if they plan to do it, and suggested he would call an expansive list of witnesses during a trial in the Republican-led Senate.

At the heart of the Democrats’ case is the allegation that President Trump tried to leverage a White House meeting and military aid, sought by Ukraine in the face of Russian military aggression, to pressure President Volodymyr Zelensky to launch an investigation of former vice president Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden, as well as a probe of an unfounded theory that Kyiv c onspired with Democrats to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.

● Attorney General William P. Barr’s handpicked prosecutor tells inspector general hecan’t back right-wing theorythat Russia case was US intelligence setup.

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