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Nadler on Impeachment: America Cannot Rely on an Election

House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said during a committee hearing on Dec. 11 that America cant wait until 2020 to see if President Donald Trump gets beaten by a Democrat.

“We cannot rely on an election to solve our problems, when the president threatens the very integrity of that election,” Nadler claimed.

He was speaking during a tense markup of articles of impeachment against the president.

Democrats say Trump obstructed the congressional investigation into his alleged use of the presidency to demand a foreign government attack his political rivals.

Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to “look into” corruption allegations surrounding former Vice President Joe Biden and his son. Trump referenced Biden bragging last year about how he in 2016 threatened to withhold $1 billion from Ukraine unless then-President Petro Poroshenko ousted a prosecutor, Viktor Shokin.

Shokin was probing Burisma, the employer of Bidens son, Hunter Biden.

Joe Biden is running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination and Democrat lawmakers say Trump was trying to interfere in the upcoming election.

“He wanted Ukraine to announce two bogus investigations: one into former Vice President Biden, his leading opponent in the 2020 election; and another to advance a conspiracy theory that Ukraine, not Russia, attacked our elections in 2016,” Nadler said on Wednesday night.

Joe biden is welcomed by Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko
Joe biden is welcomed by Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko
Then-Vice President Joe Biden arrives for a meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko Kyiv on Jan. 16, 2017. (Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty Images)
zelensky speaks about phone call
zelensky speaks about phone call
President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky hold a meeting in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 25, 2019. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election in addition to Russia, some Republicans argue.

“These were not legitimate requests. Neither was supported by the evidence. One investigation was designed to help President Trump conceal the truth about the 2016 election. The other was designed to help him gain an advantage in the 2020 campaign. Both were divorced from reality—and from official U.S. policy,” Nadler Read More – Source