President Donald Trump is in London this week for the NATO summit, but part of his attention is clearly focused on one pressing issue back in Washington D.C.
“I think it’s unpatriotic of the Democrats to put on a performance when they do that I think it’s a bad thing for our country impeachment was not supposed to be used that way.”
The House intelligence committee’s impeachment report is finished. Democrats have now completed the results of their investigation into President Trump’s interactions with the president of Ukraine.
Democrats have said the report details a clear scheme. Trump, they said, abused his presidential powers by holding up aid to Ukraine to pressure the Ukrainian president to investigate former vice president Joe Biden and his son.
“While they may be certain conversations that elected officials may have that may be perceived as being over the line or potentially on the shades of grey around that, this does not appear to be one of those and I don’t think anybody would suggest including myself that any of this is condonable by any stretch of imagination,” said Councilman Rolando Lavarro of Jersey City.
Lavarro believes the public hearings so far have shown enough evidence that the president committed an impeachable offense.
But the president’s Republican allies detailed in a 123-page report released Monday night why they believe Trump had done nothing wrong, let alone impeachable in his interactions with Ukraine.
The House intelligence committee is voting on the report on Tuesday that outlines possible charges against the president of bribery or high cries and misdemeanors, the constitutional standards for impeachment.
The vote is a formality that allows the intel committee to pass the inquiry to the House judiciary committee which will begin the next step — creating a foundation to draft articles of impeachment.