Rep. Adam Schiff intends to hold President Donald Trump accountable and conduct a thorough investigation in the wake of a whistleblower complaint that led to an impeachment inquiry, the chair of the House Intelligence said on "This Week" Sunday. This was reported by ABC News.
"The president used that opportunity to try to coerce that leader to manufacture dirt on his opponent and interfere in our election," Schiff told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos, referring to Ukraine's president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy. "I can't imagine a series of facts more damning than that."
He said it's "nonsense" to suggest that explicit quid pro quo is necessary for an impeachment inquiry.
On September 25, the White House published the transcript of the talk of two presidents. On September 26, the U.S. Congress published the full version of the complaint against the pressure of U.S. President Donald Trump on President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky during the phone talk in July.
On September 24, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the launch of a formal impeachment inquiry in response to the dispute over Mr. Trump’s efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate his potential 2020 rival, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.