Nancy Pelosi has instructed the House Judiciary Committee to draft articles of impeachment against Donald Trump
The US House of Representatives Speaker made the move insisting the US President had pressured Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden:
"The facts are uncontested. The president abused his power for his own personal political benefit at the expense of our national security by withholding military aid and (a) crucial Oval Office meeting in exchange for an announcement of an investigation into his political rival."
She was speaking a day after the Judiciary Committee held a hearing in which three constitutional law experts called by Democrats argued that Donald Trump had engaged in conduct that represents impeachable offences under the Constitution. A Republican expert called the inquiry rushed and flawed.
Earlier the House Intelligence Committee submitted findings from its inquiry into Trump's push for Kiev to launch an investigation related to former US Vice President Joe Biden.
Biden is a top contender for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
Democrats have accused the President of abusing his power.
Trump has denied any wrongdoing and called the impeachment investigation a hoax.
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