Rob Portman calls Trump's request for China to probe Biden 'not appropriate'

Elias Hubbard
October 9, 2019

Democrats and the whistleblower have claimed there was "quid pro quo" when Trump asked Zelensky to look into Biden, but the White House transcript of the call showed that Trump asked Zelensky to "look into" Biden and didn't offer anything in return.

The Trump administration has mirrored congressional Republicans' aggressive approach in response to Democrats' impeachment inquiry.

At the heart of the whistleblower's complaint is a July 25 phone call Trump had with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, during which he repeatedly pressured Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son.

Trump's attacks late Sunday came shortly after reports emerged of a second whistleblower said to have firsthand knowledge of some of the allegations detailed in the original complaint.

Meanwhile, House GOP leaders lambasted Schiff and other Democratic leaders for taking a partisan stand during the impeachment process.

"I guess that means that they, along with all of those that evilly "Colluded" with them, must all be immediately Impeached!" he tweeted. Democrats had already launched an investigation into whether Trump's decision to withhold $250 million in military assistance was tied to efforts for a Ukrainian investigation of Biden's actions. And like his hero Trump, Gaetz also cozies up to white nationalists.

Republican members on that Committee include: Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas), Rep. Michael Turner (R-Ohio), Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio), Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah), Rep. Rick Crawford (R-Arkansas), Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas), Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas).

President Donald Trump has continued to act oddly around his impending impeachment, and some have noted that the POTUS is likely playing this card on goal to detract attention away from his main problem.

The text of the resolution reads simply: "Resolved, That pursuant to Article 1, Section 5, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution, Representative Nancy Pelosi be, and she hereby is, expelled from the House of Representatives and the Office of the Speaker is declared to be vacant".

The strategy risks further provoking Democrats in the impeachment probe, setting up court challenges and the potential for lawmakers to draw up an article of impeachment accusing Trump of obstructing their investigations.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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