The US Congress allows the impeachment of President Donald Trump if it is proved pressure on his part on the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky. The Chairman of the House intelligence committee Adam Schiff told CNN, whose comment was published on the Twitter broadcaster.
“If the President refuses military assistance and tries to intimidate a foreign leader to harm his opponent during the presidential campaign, then this [impeachment] may be the only means,” Schiff said.
On September 19, it was reported that US President Donald Trump in a conversation with a certain foreign leader allegedly made a “promise,” because of which the intelligence services had to fill out an official complaint and report it to Congress. Trump has denied all the accusations, calling them fake news.
Later it became known that US intelligence could be concerned about the conversation of US President Donald trump with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky. It is not known for certain whether some “promise” was given to Zelensky and what exactly it was. Presumably, this could be the US response in the case of Ukraine’s assistance in the investigation against Trump’s main rival in the 2020 presidential election, Joseph Biden, who was allegedly in collusion with Kyiv during the previous campaign.
Trump was urged to disclose details of the conversation with Zelensky. He said that he was congratulatory. Trump also considers an attempt to draw attention to his phone conversation with Zelensky’s desire to hide the truth from the public about the true actions of his opponents. “Fake media and their partners from the Democratic party fabricate a story from the most ordinary conversation with the new President of Ukraine. Nothing special was said then, ” the head of state wrote on Twitter.
US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo on ABC said that the presidential administration rarely makes public the transcripts.
“These are private conversations, and it would be wrong to do so, except in the most extreme circumstances. At the moment, there is no evidence that it would be right to do it,” Pompeo added.
Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani also said in an interview with Fox that he went to Ukraine not to find dirt on the former us presidential candidate and Deputy Prime Minister Joe Biden. “They’re trying to accuse me of going there on a mission to get Joe Biden in trouble. This is ridiculous. I went there as a lawyer to defend my client,” Giuliani said.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadim Pristayko, in turn, argues that Zelensky was not pressured. He added that the conversation between the presidents was “friendly” and touched on many questions that had to be given “quite serious answers.”