Impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump

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An impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump was initiated by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on September 24, 2019, after a whistleblower alleged that President Donald Trump had abused the power of the presidency by withholding both military aid and a White House meeting as a means of pressuring Ukraine's newly elected president, Volodymyr Zelensky, to publicly announce investigations which would be damaging to Trump's political rival Joe Biden in the 2020 election.wikipedia
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Nancy Pelosi

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An impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump was initiated by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on September 24, 2019, after a whistleblower alleged that President Donald Trump had abused the power of the presidency by withholding both military aid and a White House meeting as a means of pressuring Ukraine's newly elected president, Volodymyr Zelensky, to publicly announce investigations which would be damaging to Trump's political rival Joe Biden in the 2020 election.
On September 24, 2019, Pelosi announced the commencement of impeachment hearings into Donald Trump.

Trump–Ukraine scandal

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An impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump was initiated by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on September 24, 2019, after a whistleblower alleged that President Donald Trump had abused the power of the presidency by withholding both military aid and a White House meeting as a means of pressuring Ukraine's newly elected president, Volodymyr Zelensky, to publicly announce investigations which would be damaging to Trump's political rival Joe Biden in the 2020 election.
On September 24, 2019, the House of Representatives began a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump, led by six House committees.

Donald Trump

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An impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump was initiated by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on September 24, 2019, after a whistleblower alleged that President Donald Trump had abused the power of the presidency by withholding both military aid and a White House meeting as a means of pressuring Ukraine's newly elected president, Volodymyr Zelensky, to publicly announce investigations which would be damaging to Trump's political rival Joe Biden in the 2020 election.
The House of Representatives launched an impeachment inquiry following a September 2019 report that Trump had abused his presidential power by pressuring the president of Ukraine to undertake actions which would have the effect of helping Trump's 2020 re-election campaign.

Hunter Biden

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In a July 25 phone call, Trump asked Zelensky to do him a "favor" in return for already-approved military aid that Trump had put on hold: namely, to pursue investigations of Joe Biden, Biden's son Hunter, and Burisma, a Ukrainian natural gas company on whose board Hunter had served—and also to support a conspiracy theory that Ukraine, not Russia, was behind interference in the 2016 presidential election.
U.S. President Donald Trump's alleged attempt to pressure the Ukrainian government to investigate Joe Biden and Hunter Biden by withholding foreign aid triggered an impeachment inquiry in September 2019.

Fiona Hill (presidential advisor)

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In October, three full Congressional committees (Intelligence, Oversight, and Foreign Affairs) deposed witnesses including Ukraine ambassador Bill Taylor, Laura Cooper (the top Pentagon official overseeing Ukraine-related U.S. policy), former White House official Fiona Hill, and at least six additional White House officials.
She was a witness in the November 2019 House hearings regarding the impeachment of President Trump.

Gordon Sondland

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The pressure tactics were developed by Rudy Giuliani and Gordon Sondland and applied in part by two Florida businessmen and associates of Giuliani, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman.
In November 2019, Sondland testified as a witness at the Impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump.

Laura Cooper

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In October, three full Congressional committees (Intelligence, Oversight, and Foreign Affairs) deposed witnesses including Ukraine ambassador Bill Taylor, Laura Cooper (the top Pentagon official overseeing Ukraine-related U.S. policy), former White House official Fiona Hill, and at least six additional White House officials.
Cooper testified to the United States Congress's House Intelligence Committee during a closed-door hearing on October 23, 2019; this committee is gathering information relevant to potential impeachment proceedings involving U.S. President Donald Trump.

2020 United States presidential election

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An impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump was initiated by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on September 24, 2019, after a whistleblower alleged that President Donald Trump had abused the power of the presidency by withholding both military aid and a White House meeting as a means of pressuring Ukraine's newly elected president, Volodymyr Zelensky, to publicly announce investigations which would be damaging to Trump's political rival Joe Biden in the 2020 election.
On October 31, 2019, the House of Representatives voted procedures governing public hearings regarding a possible impeachment of President Trump.

Conspiracy theories related to the Trump–Ukraine scandal

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In a July 25 phone call, Trump asked Zelensky to do him a "favor" in return for already-approved military aid that Trump had put on hold: namely, to pursue investigations of Joe Biden, Biden's son Hunter, and Burisma, a Ukrainian natural gas company on whose board Hunter had served—and also to support a conspiracy theory that Ukraine, not Russia, was behind interference in the 2016 presidential election.
This led Trump to pressure Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky to open an investigation into the matters, which triggered the Trump–Ukraine scandal, which in turn led to the opening of an impeachment inquiry into Trump.

Volodymyr Zelensky

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An impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump was initiated by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on September 24, 2019, after a whistleblower alleged that President Donald Trump had abused the power of the presidency by withholding both military aid and a White House meeting as a means of pressuring Ukraine's newly elected president, Volodymyr Zelensky, to publicly announce investigations which would be damaging to Trump's political rival Joe Biden in the 2020 election.
In September 2019 it was reported that U.S. President Donald Trump had pressured Zelensky during a July phone call between the two Presidents to investigate alleged wrongdoing by Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden, who took a board seat on Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma Holdings, This report was the catalyst for the Trump–Ukraine scandal and the impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump.

Marie Yovanovitch

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Marie Yovanovitch, the former ambassador to Ukraine, testified on October 11 in defiance of the White House although she remains an employee of the U.S. State Department.
Following a whistleblower complaint about the phone call and attempts to cover it up, an impeachment inquiry against Trump was initiated by the House of Representatives.

George P. Kent

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George Kent, Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, appeared before the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight committees on October 15, 2019.
On October 15, 2019, Kent gave a deposition in the House impeachment inquiry of President Trump.

Joe Biden

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An impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump was initiated by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on September 24, 2019, after a whistleblower alleged that President Donald Trump had abused the power of the presidency by withholding both military aid and a White House meeting as a means of pressuring Ukraine's newly elected president, Volodymyr Zelensky, to publicly announce investigations which would be damaging to Trump's political rival Joe Biden in the 2020 election.

David Holmes (diplomat)

David Holmes
On November 15, David Holmes, a US Department of State foreign service officer who works at the US embassy in Ukraine, and serves as an aide to BIll Taylor, testified in a closed-door session before three house committees that he and two unnamed aides overheard a phone conversation between Ambassador Sondland and President Trump, while at a restaurant in Kiev, and immediately following a private meeting between President Zelensky and Sondland, where Trump asked Sondland about whether or not the Ukrainian President had agreed to investigate the Bidens.
Holmes testified in public and closed-door hearings before the House Intelligence, Oversight and Foreign Affairs committees in November 2019 as part of the Trump impeachment inquiry.

Philip T. Reeker

Philip Reeker
On Saturday, October 26, 2019 Reeker testified behind closed doors before several House Committees of US Congress in the impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump and the Trump-Ukraine scandal.

Adam Schiff

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As hearings began, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said Trump may have committed bribery, which is specifically listed as an impeachable offense in the Constitution.
As chair of the Intelligence Committee, Schiff is one of the lead investigators in the impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump stemming from the Trump–Ukraine scandal.

William B. Taylor Jr.

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In October, three full Congressional committees (Intelligence, Oversight, and Foreign Affairs) deposed witnesses including Ukraine ambassador Bill Taylor, Laura Cooper (the top Pentagon official overseeing Ukraine-related U.S. policy), former White House official Fiona Hill, and at least six additional White House officials.
On October 22, 2019, Taylor testified before the US Congressional House regarding the impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump and the Trump–Ukraine scandal in a closed session.

Daniel S. Goldman

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This was followed by questions from the Chairman and the majority counsel, Daniel S. Goldman, and then by the Ranking Member and the minority counsel, Steve Castor.
Daniel Sachs Goldman is a trial attorney and legal analyst serving as majority counsel in the impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump.

William Barr

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DiGenova and Toensing met with Attorney General William Barr and other Justice Department officials in failed attempt to convince the prosecutors to drop the charges against Firtash.
Barr rejected criticism by Democrats in Congress that the transitioned investigation was designed to provide support to Trump during his impeachment inquiry in the Trump-Ukraine scandal.

Mike Pence

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On October 4, 2019, the House Intelligence Committee issued subpoenas both to the White House and to Vice President Mike Pence for documents related to the whistleblower complaint.
Pence is a key player in the Trump-Ukraine scandal and the Trump impeachment inquiry.

Steve Castor

This was followed by questions from the Chairman and the majority counsel, Daniel S. Goldman, and then by the Ranking Member and the minority counsel, Steve Castor.
Stephen R. Castor is an American trial attorney serving as minority counsel in the impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump.

Joe Biden 2020 presidential campaign

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Giuliani sent the two to Ukraine to seek information to undermine the Special Counsel's investigation and damage Biden's presidential campaign.
The controversy triggered the commencement of the formal process of impeachment inquiries against Trump on September 24, 2019, with House speaker Nancy Pelosi directing six House committee chairmen to proceed "under that umbrella of impeachment inquiry".

Second American Civil War

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He suggested that Representative Schiff, chairman of the Intelligence Committee, could be arrested for treason, and quoted Pastor Robert Jeffress, who suggested that a Second American Civil War would occur if Trump were removed from office.
Two years later, conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh stated that the United States had entered a "Cold Civil War" after the start of a formal impeachment inquiry against President Trump during the 2019 Trump-Ukraine scandal.

Michael McKinley

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A former senior adviser to Secretary Pompeo, Michael McKinley, testified on October 16, 2019, after having resigned from his position the previous week.
On October 16, 2019, McKinley gave deposition testimony to the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs, and Oversight committees in the impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump.