Democrats unveil two articles of impeachment against Donald Trump
House Democrats have unveiled articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, accusing the Republican leader of "high crimes and misdemeanors".
In a statement delivered to the press, Judiciary Committee Chairman, Jerry Nadler, announced that his committee is considering two articles of impeachment - one for abuse of power and another for the obstruction of Congress.
According to a report by NBC News, Nadler claims that these articles of impeachment are being filed as a result of Trump soliciting foreign interference to assist his campaign to win the 2020 US Presidential election.
If found to be guilty, Nadler says this would make Trump responsible for compromising national security, threatening the integrity of the upcoming election and concealing evidence from Congress and the American people, which is a severe violation of the oath of office that Trump took during his inauguration.
Responding to the accusations in a statement made on Twitter, the president wrote: "To Impeach a President who has proven through results, including producing perhaps the strongest economy in our country’s history, to have one of the most successful presidencies ever, and most importantly, who has done NOTHING wrong, is sheer Political Madness! #2020Election [sic]"
He later added: "Nadler just said that I 'pressured Ukraine to interfere in our 2020 Election. Ridiculous, and he knows that is not true. Both the President & Foreign Minister of Ukraine said, many times, that there 'WAS NO PRESSURE.' Nadler and the Dems know this, but refuse to acknowledge! [sic]"
Commenting on the impeachment, Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff told NBC News: "The argument, 'why don't you just wait?' amounts to this: 'Why don't you just let [Trump] cheat in one more election. Why not let him cheat just one more time. Why not let him have foreign help, just one more time. The president's oath of office appears to mean very little to him."