Official impeachment inquiry launched against US president Donald Trump

Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi has officially announced an impeachment inquiry against US President Donald Trump.

It follows months of investigations and litigation in courts, though has finally come to fruition following this week’s revelations that Trump may have undermined US national security.

It’s understood democrats allege Trump bribed the Ukraine, by withholding military aid until they investigated Joe Biden and his family.


Trump has said he’ll release a transcript of the phone call between him and Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky in the coming days.

Meantime, today is being hailed a huge and momentous day for the United States, with the announcement of the first stage of what could be the impeachment of Donald Trump.

In her announcement this morning, Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi says no leader can be above the law.

“The actions taken to date by the President, have seriously violated the constitution.

“Especially when the President says ‘article 2 says I can do whatever I want’,” Ms Pelosi said.

It’s understood committees will now continue to gather evidence, and the phone call will be further investigated as well as other matters.

It could then go to an impeachment vote in the house, and if that succeeds the matter will go to the senate where a trial will be held.

Political commentators so far have predicted that the investigation won’t go that far given the strength of Trump supporters.