An impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump was initiated by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on September 24, 2019, after a whistleblower alleged that President Donald Trump had abused the power of the presidency by pressuring Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky to help him in the 2020 election by ordering them to publicly announce investigations, intended to damage his political rivals.
In a phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Trump asked for help investigating Biden, according to a White House-released summary of the call. In the days before the call, Trump ordered to release 400 million of American dollars as a military aid for prompting speculation that he was using the money as leverage for information on Biden. Eventhough Trump denied the charge he accepted that he blocked the funds which were later released.
Accordingly the first stage of the proceedings of the impeachment had been scheduled on 4th December 2019 and President Donald Trump had already been invited to the impeachment inquiry.
The process is started by a two-thirds majority vote of the Parliament to impeach the President, whereupon the Constitutional Court decides whether the President is guilty of the crime of which he is charged.
He had been given time until 1st December to confirm his participation.
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