Unlike the complicated and confusing picture of shady relations with the Russians and the potential impediment drawn by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the issues pending in the new reflection are clear cut – a factor that contributes to the president's political vulnerability.
Trump abuses his power by using hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer military assistance to pressure a foreign country to hurt a political opponent? And then the White House got involved in an effort to cover it up?
"The President of the United States surrendered his oath, surrendered his oath to protect our national security, and surrendered his oath to defend our constitution," Homeland Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff said Thursday.
The nature of the President's Republican protection is also clear. GOP lawmakers and supporters are already seeking to discredit what appears to be strong documentary evidence of Trump's push for Zelensky. And the White House frames impeachment as another brutal attack by Democrats on Trump, a president who they see as illegitimate since his victory in 2016.
"What these guys are doing to Democrats in this country is a disgrace and this should not be allowed. There has to be a way to stop it, "Trump said of the constitutional process of checks and balances, in a fiery statement on the airport trip since his return from New York on Thursday.
] Washington transformed in a matter of days
Washington came to work on Monday, expecting most of the week to unfold around Trump at the UN General Assembly in New York, yet at first glance, life has changed dramatically for the president, the majority by the Democratic House and Senate Republicans who can save their heads
In the coming weeks, the story of what went on in Trump's talks with his Ukrainian counterpart and whether he broke the law and broke the most basic constitutional principles will be skewed by a political virus.
after a week of leaks, controversy between Trump and Nancy Pelosi's speaker, blockbuster revelations and gambling by key power brokers, the facts of the case are beginning to be revealed.
Trump is accused of illegally using $ 400 million in military aid to force a vulnerable Ukraine, who is fighting for his life against Russia's Vladimir Putin to investigate his potential enemy in 2020 Joe Biden.
In 2016, Trump was accused of deliberately winning a Russian electoral fraud scheme. If the latter allegations were dropped, he took the interference with the 2020 elections into his own hands.
The still-unknown person who wrote the report accused the president of "using the power of his cabinet to seek intervention from a foreign country in the 2020 elections in the United States."
If such an activity were carried out, it would be about as close to a charge of abuse of presidential abuse of power – a potentially impossible crime – as possible.
In another detail that will have far-reaching consequences, the abuser claims that the White House has tried to conceal evidence of Trump's behavior.
The report says that officials were told to take a transcript of Trump's conversation with Zelensky from a computer system in which he stored in another class an identified system used for the most sensitive national security information.
The relocation potentially damages a repository that is supposed to be used only for the nation's most sensitive secrets, with material protected for purely political purposes.
"It's a cover-up," said Pelosi, a California Democrat.
Democrats believe they now have a "roadmap" for the impeachment process announced by Pelosi on Wednesday after months of trying to hold the liberal
for years it can far strengthen the democratic hand, as they can now claim that fresh evidence of lawlessness, rather than the contested description of the events provided by Mueller, forced their hands.
Schiff's first move was to dismiss the complaint of whistleblowers just before a hearing with Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire, who accused Democrats of rejecting the complaint from Congress.
The signaling complaint, Schiff said, would provide a "roadmap" for the committee's pressure to question witnesses and seek requests for documents on the matter.
During the hearing, Maguire, former commander of the SEAL Navy, stated that both the whistleblower and the inspector general of the intelligence community, who considered the complaint "urgent and credible," complied with the law at all times.
The White House, initially stung by the sudden turn of events, is preparing a scorched earth defense.
years and a half of unjustified accusations, and they continue to try to reverse the will of the American people in the last presidential election, "Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday.
It was later revealed that Trump had directly targeted the whistleblowers while addressing US diplomats at the United Nations.
Biden weighs in on
Biden responded to the president with his most heartfelt comments on a saga that played into his main campaign theme that Trump was unfit to manage.
Trump that Biden and his son Hunter are guilty of corruption in Ukraine and China – for which there is no evidence – also threaten to become distracted by a former vice president.
"He would like to get someone else's help to win elections"