Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Trump will be impeached for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
WASHINGTON — House Democratic leaders announced Tuesday that they would move ahead this week with two articles of impeachment against President Trump charging him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, accusing him of violating the Constitution when he pressed Ukraine for help in the 2020 election.
Speaking from a wood-paneled reception room just off the floor of the House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and leaders of several key committees said that Mr. Trump’s actions toward Ukraine, and his efforts to block Congress’s attempt to investigate, had left them no choice but to pursue one of the Constitution’s gravest remedies. The move will bring a sitting president to the brink of impeachment for only the fourth time in American history.
Trump to meet with Russian foreign minister Tuesday
Meanwhile, later today, Trump will meet with Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov. This will be the second time Trump has met with Lavrov, an unusual meeting.
Trump has not met with Ukraine ally, President Zelensky, but will meet for the second time, the Russian foreign minister, along with Secy. of State, Pompeo, in a closed-door meeting with no American media allowed.