AN impeachment inquiry will be launched against Donald Trump, it was announced tonight.
The probe – which threatens to oust the US President – will investigate whether he sought Ukraine’s help to smear ex-Vice President Joe Biden.
It will be carried out by the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives, whose speaker Nancy Pelosi said: “No one is above the law.”
The dramatic move comes amid claims Trump withheld aid funding to Ukraine and asked its leader to probe the business activities of Biden’s son.
Hunter Biden, 49, once worked for a Ukrainian energy firm.
Trump insists he did nothing wrong and vowed to release a transcript of a July phone call with the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky.
Respoding with a flurry of angry tweets, the president said: “Such an important day at the United Nations, so much work and so much success, and the Democrats purposely had to ruin and demean it with more breaking news Witch Hunt garbage.
“So bad for our Country!”
Naming some of his most prominent Democrat critics, Trump added: “Pelosi, Nadler, Schiff and, of course, Maxine Waters!
“Can you believe this?”
He added: “They never even saw the transcript of the call. A total Witch Hunt!
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