Quick Overview of the Current Issue with our President

Kailey Torres and Scott Felt

An outburst of articles in the news has recently caused commotion due to President Donald Trump being accused of crimes, potentially leading to impeachment. 

A number of events have happened since Trump was first elected, but he recently brought more heat to his name. 

Allegations have been pinned against him for pressuring the Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky, to dig up dirt on his opponent along with his son, Hunter Biden, for the 2020 presidency.

October 3, 2019, CNN released documents and text messages between Ukraine and America discussing a time to call. Then as of July 25, there was a call between Trump and the President of Ukraine talking about the investigation.

USA Today states the reasoning behind wanting to investigate the opponent began with Joe Biden shutting down a prosecution involving his son, “Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution so if you can look into it… It sounds horrible to me,” said Donald Trump. 

CNN was also told from another source that a step was taken forward, the Ukrainian government had written the initial draft of a statement for the public to see and stating they would pursue investigations of corruption. 

Suddenly an official complaint was filed from the Intelligence Community about the concern of Trump using his seat of authority to obtain political gain from Ukraine while also getting assistance from his lawyer, Rudolph Giuliani, and Attorney General Bill Barr. The whistleblower reported that what the president is doing is considered “a serious or flagrant problem, abuse, or violation of law or Executive Order that does not include differenced of opinions concerning public policy matters.”

CNN explains the official name for this complaint as an“urgent concern.”

“This complaint, along with the related transcript of Trump’s Ukraine call released by the White House, has already led to calls for Trump’s impeachment. Remember, the Constitution says a President should be impeached not for breaking US law, but rather for committing treason, bribery or “high crimes and misdemeanors.” It’s Congress’s job to determine what those are, in what is known as articles of impeachment.”

To assist the investigation, Trump is willing to put down approximately $400 million to aid Ukraine but then stated the money would be withheld until he found out that European countries were willing to give more. 

This event is still going on and has yet to end. This is a brief overview of the Trump Impeachment news, if interested in the events of this issue,  CNN is continuing to post live updates to keep the public in the loop.