The House Democrat-led impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump has reached a new milestone this Tuesday — Democratic investigators have publicly unveiled their formal articles of impeachment, which include charges of abuse of power and obstruction of justice via relentlessly fighting against duly proceeding Congressional investigations. This unveiling came within days of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announcing that the House would be pursuing those formal articles of impeachment, which she revealed shortly after a round of fact-finding hearings led by the House Intelligence Committee. Those hearings helped reveal Trump’s plot to exchange military aid for dirt on Dems from Ukraine.
As The Guardian reports:
‘House Democrats just announced two articles of impeachment against Donald Trump for committing high crimes and misdemeanors. One says that Trump abused his power by putting his political concerns over national interest, the second says he obstructed Congress’ attempts to investigate.’
At this point, it’s essentially a given that Trump will be impeached, and soon. After the House Judiciary Committee approves the articles of impeachment, there will be a full House vote on the material, and then the case will move to the Senate for a trial.
Tuesday morning, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) bluntly rebuffed those who are questioning Democrats’ insistence on pushing forward with impeachment now. He shared:
‘Why don’t you just let him cheat one more time?.. Why not let him have foreign help one more time? That is what that argument amounts to.’
Indeed — in 2016, Trump benefited from Russian interference in U.S. elections, and ahead of 2020, he was trying to benefit from Ukrainian interference. He has displayed a complete lack of basic respect for the rule of law, even repeatedly insisting that he can do, in his words, whatever he wants. Now, he’s facing accountability.