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    This page contains excerpts from government reports, signed by elected officials.

ImpeachB on Dec 13, 2019

Report: House Judiciary Impeachment Report
Source: Judiciary Committee Impeachment Report (H.R.755), p. 2-3
The [Congressional report on Impeachment] examines the facts underlying the first charge against Pres. Trump: abuse of power. On July 25, 2019, when he spoke by telephone to Pres. Zelensky of Ukraine, Pres.Trump asked Pres. Zelensky to "do us a favor, though." He asked Ukraine to announce two bogus investigations: one into former Vice President Joseph Biden, then his leading opponent in the 2020 election, and another to advance a conspiracy theory that Ukraine, not Russia, attacked our elections in 2016. One investigation was designed to help him gain an advantage in the 2020 election. The other was intended to help Pres. Trump conceal the truth about the 2016 election. Neither investigation was supported by the evidence or premised on any legitimate national security or foreign policy interest. After the call with Pres. Zelensky, Pres. Trump ratcheted up the pressure. He continued to dangle the offer of the Oval Office meeting and to withhold the $391 million in military aid.

To the founding generation, abuse of power was a specific, well-defined offense. It occurs when a President exercises the powers of his office to obtain an improper personal benefit while ignoring the national interest. The evidence shows that Pres. Trump leveraged his office to pressure Ukraine for a personal favor.

This unquestionably constitutes an impeachable offense, but the first article of impeachment also identifies two aggravating factors. When Pres. Trump asked Pres. Zelensky for a favor, he did so at the expense of both our national security--America has a vital national security interest in countering Russian aggression--and our election integrity--American democracy above all rests upon elections that are free and fair. When the President demands that a foreign government announce investigations targeting his domestic political rival, he corrupts our elections. To the Founders, this kind of corruption was especially pernicious, and plainly merited impeachment.

For more, see Impeachment Report C


  • Topic: Foreign Policy
  • Headline: Trump harmed US interest by delaying military aid to Ukraine

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Democrats participating in ImpeachB

Karen Bass s1sCalifornia Democrat 
David Cicilline s1sRhode Island Democrat 
Steve Cohen s1sTennessee Democrat 
Lou Correa s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Madeleine Dean s1sPennsylvania Democrat 
Val Demings s1sFlorida Democrat 
Ted Deutch s1sFlorida Democrat 
Veronica Escobar s1sTexas Democrat 
Sylvia Garcia s1sTexas Democrat 
Sheila Jackson Lee s1sTexas Democrat 
Pramila Jayapal s1sWashington Democrat 
Hakeem Jeffries s1sNew York Democrat 
Hank Johnson s1sGeorgia Democrat 
Zoe Lofgren s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Lucy McBath s1sGeorgia Democrat 
Debbie Mucarsel-Powell s1sFlorida Democrat 
Jerrold Nadler s1sNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
Joe Neguse s1sColorado Democrat 
Jamie Raskin s1sMaryland Democrat 
Cedric Richmond s1sLouisiana Democrat 
Mary Gay Scanlon s1sPennsylvania Democrat 
Greg Stanton s1sArizona Democrat 



Republicans participating in ImpeachB



Independents participating in ImpeachB

Eric Swalwell s1sCA Presidential candidate (withdrawn); U.S. Rep from CA-15 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 22
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1


















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