Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has resisted calls from members of her own party to open an impeachment investigation of Donald Trump for the past several months. She was hesitant even after the July 24 testimony by special counsel Robert Mueller appeared to confirm evidence of the Trump campaign’s collusion with Russia in the 2016 election as well as at least 10 instances in which Trump purportedly attempted to obstruct Mueller’s investigation, as The Inquisitr reported.
But after reports that Trump apparently used the threat of denying military aid to Ukraine to pressure that country’s government to dig up dirt on Trump’s leading rival in the 2020 presidential election, former Vice President Joe Biden — potentially forcing Ukraine to interfere in the United States election — Pelosi may now be prepared to back an impeachment investigation, according to a report by The Washington Post.
Pelosi will make an announcement about her decision on opening an impeachment investigation of Trump on Tuesday afternoon. The announcement is scheduled for 5 p.m. EDT, 2 p.m. PDT, and whichever way it goes, will be viewable via livestream in the video embedded below, courtesy of FOX 10 Phoenix.
Most of the cable news networks are also all but certain to carry live online video of Pelosi’s announcement, including CNN and MSNBC. Whether Fox News will carry the impeachment announcement is unclear as of this writing.
A CNN stream will be viewable via CNN GO, which requires login credentials from a cable TV or satellite provider. But viewers without those credentials can also watch the impeachment announcement via a free trial of a streaming TV multichannel package, such as Sling TV, YouTube TV, or Fubo TV. All of those services require credit card information and subscription fees, but each comes with a seven-day trial, allowing viewers to watch the live announcement by Pelosi at no charge.
Or just watch in the video livestream below.
Pelosi’s announcement will come just a few hours after Trump made an announcement of his own, in an apparent attempt to preempt the anticipation surrounding a possible impeachment investigation. Taking to Twitter, Trump said that on Wednesday, September 25, he would release the “complete, fully declassified and unredacted transcript” of his phone call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, which Trump placed on July 25, according to ABC News.
Trump claimed in his tweet that the transcript will reveal a “very friendly and totally appropriate call.” He also claimed that there was “NO quid pro quo!” In other words, Trump claims that he did not offer to trade the withheld military aid for Ukraine’s help in smearing Biden.