President: Impeachment Announcement Is 'Witch Hunt'

The Latest: Pelosi announces official impeachment inquiry

AP News
September 24, 2019 - 5:30 pm

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WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced the House is moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

Pelosi made the announcement Tuesday from the speaker's office at the Capitol saying "no one is above the law."

The move puts the Democratic speaker's stamp on the investigations that have been underway in the House.

Calls for an impeachment inquiry have intensified following reports that Trump may have sought a foreign government's help in his reelection bid.

Pelosi says the president "must be held accountable."

Trump insists he did nothing wrong when it comes to Ukraine and announced he'll release a transcript of a phone call with the Ukrainian president.  The President tweeted following the announcement: "They never even saw the transcript of the call. A total Witch Hunt!"

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