US democrats intensifies impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump

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Democrats have  intensified their impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump as whiffs of the new scandal surrounding the White House emerged related to Trump’s business and his lawyer’s involvement in Ukraine.

While the Democrat leadership remains reluctant to go all-in on impeachment, given that the Republican-controlled Senate would vote down any effort to oust Trump, the stepped-up investigation could add further pressure on the embattled president 14 months before the next elections.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler moved to formalize an investigation that had up to now avoided officially declaring the aim to impeach Trump and put him on trial in the Senate.

He laid out new procedures that he said would govern the committee’s investigation to determine whether to recommend articles of impeachment with respect to President Donald J. Trump.