Biden demands impeachment procedure, if Trump stone walls of Congress about the Ukraine controversy

in the vicinityVideoJoe Biden says it is time for Congress to fully investigate the behavior of the President

The democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says addresses whistleblower lawsuit that, if President Trump does not cooperate fully to that of the Congress with a congressional investigation, then no other choice but to initiate law enforcement.

The former Vice-President Joe Biden called on Tuesday for the impeachment proceedings against President Trump, if his administration continue to examine “blockade policy” of the Congress, the rays of the President again about his alleged attempt to pressure the Ukraine to the Biden family.

The Democratic presidential candidate, speaking in Delaware, stopped short of advocating outright accusation, but the statement he indicates the door is opened to such a procedure,– that many of his primary rivals have called for already.


“It is time for the Congress formally, the behavior of this President,” Biden investigate said on Tuesday, saying that Trump “should stop the blockade policy,” House committee investigation of his alleged misconduct.

“When the President said, in accordance with the requirements of Congress … Donald Trump Congress left no other choice, from my point of view, but to initiate a charge of” Biden.

“That would be a tragedy, but a tragedy of his own.”

Biden’s comments come swore after the trump color, let the transcript of the disputed phone call over the summer with the Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky. The move came after it was confirmed that the White house froze almost $ 400 million in aid to the Ukraine shortly before the Trump allegedly put under pressure to investigate Zelensky, Biden and his son Hunter.

The White house claimed that the reason for the freeze process was tied to the concern over the corruption. Several administration sources told Fox News Tuesday that Trump wanted to be sure that the incoming Zelensky administration will take steps, the corruption, before the money.

The help in the Ukraine also came up in connection with other countries and ask if they paid their share, it said.

Trump, on the sidelines of the General Assembly of the United Nations on Tuesday insisted that he only tried to hold up Ukraine aid, because he “wanted to pay for other countries.”


“There is no quid pro quo was,” said Trump. “There was no pressure, nothing.”

A day earlier, Trump the linking of the aid money to the Ukraine, the investigation is denied.

“No, I don’t — I haven’t” Trump said, even calling the Biden’s actions in Ukraine a “disgrace,” and add: “It is very important to talk to about corruption. … Why should you give money to a country that you think is corrupt?”

The excitement began after a whistleblower suit was reported in the last week, with claims that Trump has an unknown “promise” to Zelensky. A person familiar with the situation told Fox News that the whistleblower in question is not “first Hand knowledge” of trump conversation with Zelensky, but Democrats still see the appeal.

Biden claimed that the administration of the complaint available to the Congress, together with other documents and information requested.

Biden has confirmed that, during the Obama administration, which he successfully pressured Ukraine to fire its top Prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, who was the investigation of the natural gas company Burisma Holdings, where Hunter Biden was on the Board. Trump and his allies have publicly concerns about the now-Democratic presidential candidates expressed their role, including that he was holding back, apparently, threatened, guarantees for loans from the Ukraine.

As it happens, Shokin has been accused by many in the Ukraine and in the West, overly soft on corruption. But Trump has claimed Shokin “was after” Hunter Biden, suggesting that Joe Biden was to protect his son.


“Exactly what are you accused to do President Trump, have Biden,” Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., Fox & Friends said on Monday.

“I can see the political attacks,” Biden countered Tuesday. “They will come and they will go, and you will soon be forgotten.”

“But,” he added, “if we allow a President to get away with the shredding of the Constitution of the United States, for eternity. This is not a democratic issue or a Republican issue. This is a national issue and a safety issue.”

On Capitol Hill, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was expected to announce a formal impeachment inquiry against the President.


There are now 164 house Democrats have signaled strong support for a possible indictment and trial. (235 Democrats and 198 Republicans in the house, with one independent, and a majority would be required in order to successfully accuse trump. A unlikely that two-thirds of the votes condemn in the GOP-controlled Senate would then be required to and remove the President.)

Fox News’ Ronn Blitzer and John Roberts and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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