Hillary Clinton said she supports the Democrats formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump’s controversial conversation with the president of Ukraine, calling the situation an “emergency,” insisting that this is an impeachable offense.
“I’m in favor of moving toward impeachment,” Clinton told People in an interview published Tuesday. “I did not come to that decision easily or quickly, but this is an emergency as I see it. This latest behavior around Ukraine, trying to enlist the president of Ukraine in a plot to undermine former Vice President Biden or lose the military aide he needs to defend against Trump’s friend, Vladimir Putin — if that’s not an impeachable offense, I don’t know what is.”
Clinton also called Trump a “corrupt human tornado,” and that “the president of the United States is betraying our country on a daily basis.”
“This man who is in the Oval Office right now is a clear and present danger to the future of the United States,” she added.
Clinton’s interview with People was published shortly after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump over the president asking Ukraine to investigate former vice president Joe Biden and his son’s scandalous business dealings in the Eastern European country.
“The president must be held accountable. No one is above the law,” said Pelosi during a news conference Tuesday, accusing Trump of betraying his oath of office and endangering national security.
For months Pelosi has resisted the far left of her party calling for Trump to be impeached. But at the end of a day meeting with House Democrats she said she was directing six House committees already investigating Trump to continue their probes “under that umbrella of impeachment inquiry.”
“The actions taken to date by the president have seriously violated the Constitution,” said Pelosi, who has expressed concern about the political risks of impeachment.
Pelosi’s also called for the whistleblower report and to learn more about Trump’s interactions with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
“We need the whistleblower complaint, we need to know what the whistleblower has to say,” said Rep. Susan Wild (D., Pa.). “You don’t just proceed to a trial without having the facts. But these are very, very serious allegations.”
As it turns out, Nancy Pelosi will get her wish because President Trump is not only releasing the entire unredacted conversation with Zelensky on Wednesday, he has also authorized the release of the so-called whistelblowers complaint.