Donald Trump, Fight In The Legislative Swamp

The 2020 presidential elections in the United States ceased to be just a matter of votes and proposals, and will be settled against the backdrop of a dispute between powers. The House of Representatives of the United States authorized the formal initiation of procedures to obtain an accusation against the President, who should then define the Senate, in a political trial.

While the Democrats accuse Donald Trump of using the resources of the US state to force Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden, his main political rival in the search for his re-election, the Republican argues that the Democrats seek to prevent him from being a candidate again.

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According to what is collected from the opposition allegations, Trump would have pressured the president of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelenski, to revive a legal case in his country that would involve Hunter, the son of former vice president and Democratic candidate, Joe Biden. According to the version, the Republican president threatened to freeze US financing to the European country, essential for the purchase of weapons, in the context of open civil conflict and tensions with Russia, after it annexed the Crimea region .

The conversation, which was recorded in a phone call was denounced by an intelligence agent, considering that Trump was using state resources as a pressure mechanism, to strengthen the campaign against former Vice President Joe Biden. The son of the former vice president, Hunter, joined the board of the Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma Holding, denounced for corruption, although so far there is no evidence against the Democratic candidate or his son.

After knowing the information of the telephone conversation of July 25, the Democrats initiated a hearing procedure that resulted in the vote last night, which initiates the procedure that, except for a really unforeseen change, will lead to an accusation of political trial against Donald Trump.

The House of Representatives voted divided. With 232 votes in favor and 196 against, in a proportion almost identical to the distribution of Democrats and Republicans, the statute that demarcates the rules that will be used to continue the investigation was approved, which was thus formalized.

The resolution passed is not pronounced on the merits, and it hardly defines the way in which the procedure will be carried out. Through the new rules, the Intelligence Commission will hold public hearings, in addition to preparing reports for the Judicial Commission, which could be used in a Senate trial. However, and despite the formal appearance, it is most likely that today's votes will be repeated in a pristine way when deciding whether to accuse the president before the Senate.

"What is at stake in all this is nothing less than our democracy," said the president of the lower house, Nancy Pelosi, who spearheaded the request for the opening of the political trial, which received the support of almost all of the representatives Democrats

"The greatest witch hunt in history"

As is his custom, when the result was known, the Trump vote wrote on his Twitter account that the adoption of the resolution is "the greatest witch hunt in American history," and pointed to the intention of the Democrats to try to prevent it from being candidate, and reelected, in the elections of 2020, in line with Republican legislators, who say that the opposition fears losing the elections next year, because the president would have strong popular support.

According to the resolution passed, the public interrogations will now begin, which Trump's lawyers may attend, and witnesses may be called. If the trial is finally approved, it will go to the senators' chamber, where two thirds of the votes are needed, and the Republican majority hardly agrees to advance in a recall.

While it seems complicated that the Republican president is expelled from the presidency, the Democrats hope to leave him exposed to the population, with constant coverage in all national media. Donald Trump, whose prominence grew in the heat of his media management, never fled the mud.



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