Nancy Pelosi points to possible bribery charge against Donald Trump

Sun Online Desk

15th November, 2019 04:06:53 printer

Nancy Pelosi points to possible bribery charge against Donald Trump

 

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sharpened the focus of Democrats’ impeachment case against President Donald Trump on Thursday, accusing the president of committing bribery when he withheld vital military assistance from Ukraine at the same time he was seeking its commitment to publicly investigate his political rivals, reports New York Times.

The speaker’s explicit allegation of bribery, a misdeed identified in the Constitution as an impeachable offense, was significant.

“The devastating testimony corroborated evidence of bribery uncovered in the inquiry, and that the president abused his power and violated his oath by threatening to withhold military aid and a White House meeting in exchange for an investigation into his political rival — a clear attempt by the president to give himself an advantage in the 2020 election,” Pelosi told reporters at her weekly news conference in the Capitol.

 


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