President Trump Impeachment Inquiry


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President Trump stands next to his vice president, Mike Pence. As new information is uncovered and the events involving the impeachment ensue, whether or not The President will be impeached will be up to the government.

Taylor Zodrow, Reporter

President Trump and the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, engaged in a phone call on July 25 discussing relations between their countries.  Zelensky asked Trump to sell him US missiles when he said “We are ready to continue to cooperate for the next steps specifically we are almost ready to buy more Javelins from the United States for defense purposes” ( President Trump follows up with asking Zelensky to investigate Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, and his work with Ukrainian relations.  In the phone call, President Trump said “There’s a lot of talk about Biden’s son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the Attorney General would be great.  Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution so if you can look into it…. That sounds horrible to me.”

The speculation is that President Trump was withholding weapons from Ukraine until they complied with Trump’s request to investigate the Biden’s in order to “find dirt on Biden because he is running against him” said government teacher, Mr. Brent Copenhaver.  As of now, Trump will most likely have a trial, first in the House, and then in the Senate. The House is run by Democrats, so the likelihood of Trump being impeached in the House is very likely. However, the Senate will then have a trial and they get final say in whether the impeachment will happen or not.  The Senate is run by Republicans so the likelihood of Trump being impeached at all is unlikely because his politcal party will get the final say. According to Mr. Schilaty, another government teacher at Arlington High School, there will have to be 67 votes in the Senate for Trump to be impeached, which means that 19 Republicans will have to flip sides to impeach the President.

New events involving the impeachment inquiry happen every day, more information is being resurfaced and new opinions are being formed, and whether the impeachment will actually happen remain to be seen for the remainder of the race leading up to the election.  The trial will take a few months and the results of the both the House and Senate trials will be released before the year ends.