Impeachment ‘may be the only remedy’ if Trump-Ukraine reports are true: House intel chair ,
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said impeachment “may be the only remedy” if President Trump , Despite demands from Congress, the White House has refused to release the whistleblower complaint and the call transcript.
Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden. “If the president is essentially withholding military aid at the same time that he is trying to browbeat a foreign leader into doing something illicit that is providing dirt on his opponent during a presidential campaign,
Then that may be the only remedy that is coequal to the evil that conduct represents,” said Schiff, D-Calif., on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday. “Trump’s doing this because he knows I’ll beat him like a drum,” said Biden.
Days after news broke about an anonymous intelligence official who filed a whistleblower complaint involving a July 25 conversation between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky,
The Wall Street Journal reported that Trump urged Zelensky about eight times to investigate Biden’s son Hunter, who sat on the board of a Ukrainian gas company when Biden served as vice president. Additionally, critics of the president suspect him of withholding congressionally authorized funds, $250 million in U.S. military aid to Ukraine,
In an effort to push a foreign country to investigate a domestic political opponent and his family. “Clearly, the president is afraid for the public to see either one of those things,” said Schiff, who has demanded the contents of the complaint,
Which was flagged as an “urgent concern” and “credible” by intelligence Inspector General Michael Atkinson. Biden on Saturday called for the release of the phone transcript and a congressional investigation, accusing Trump of “violating every basic norm of a president.”