If the pressure is proven, impeachment could be the only way out, said the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman And Democratic Representative Adam Schiff said that if U.S. President Donald Trump’s pressure on Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky is proven, impeachment could be the only way out of the situation. This is reported by CNN.
He said if Trump tries to threaten to force a foreign leader to do something illegal, impeachment could be “the only means.”
“If the president is essentially holding back military aid and at the same time trying to threaten to force a foreign leader to do something illegal, to denigrate his opponent in the presidential campaign, then that may be the only way,” Schiff said.
He noted that he had not been a supporter of the impeachment of the president before.
Rep. Adam Schiff says that if the reports about Pres. Trump’s conversation with Ukraine are proven true, then impeachment may be the only “remedy.” “This seems different in kind and we may very well have crossed the Rubicon here.” #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/0dsWBXpC6g
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) September 22, 2019
According to The Wall Street Journal, Trump referred to presidential candidate Joe Biden at least eight times during a conversation with Green in July, calling for an investigation into His son in Ukraine.
The publication notes that Trump pressured Green during the conversation, calling for an investigation and cooperation with Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, during the investigation.
One of the newspaper’s sources pointed out that Trump was concerned about the issue of providing assistance to Ukraine, and does not believe that the U.S. president offered the President of Ukraine in exchange for an investigation.
In this regard, Joe Biden called on Trump to publish a transcript of the conversation with Green. But U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said that the contents of the phone conversation between U.S. President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Vladimir Selensky is strictly confidential, so the State Department will not publish his transcript.