Let’s Talk Politics: President Trump’s Impeachment Inquiry

Brianna Pineda, Staff Writer

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By now everyone has heard about President Donald Trump’s impeachment inquiry. It was first brought to the attention of the public on Sept. 24. It has been three weeks since this announcement has been made. Since then people have been making their opinions known, including the president himself.

The reason the investigation is being conducted is because the president asked the Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, to investigate Joe Biden, top democratic candidate, and his family. President Trump had been making calls to Zelenskiy since July of this year, similar to this one. 

Then on Aug. 12, a whistleblower reported a complaint to the Inspector General of National Intelligence Michael Atkinson. 

A whistleblower is basically a person that exposes any unethical or illegal  activity. The whistleblower is protected by the Whistleblower Protection Act which was established in 1989. They can stay under protection for at least six years.

It took two weeks for Atkinson to review the complaint and find it credible to report it to the Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire. And after three weeks on Sept. 25, Nancy Pelosi announced an official impeachment inquiry on Trump. A day after the announcement, the Department of Justice released a summary of the conversations between Trump and Zelenskiy. After that was released, the whistleblower complaint was released on Sept. 26 which revealed some serious concerns of the president abusing his power.

Trump then responded to his impeachment inquiry by putting out a few tweets stating that he was doing a great job as president and that the democrats ruined it. As well as that the inquiry is a witch hunt and even calling it, “PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT.” He has also tried to discredit the whistleblower.

The whistleblower’s identity remains completely unknown. 

Since the announcement, people have been voicing their opinion on the topic. Those who side with democrats or dislike Trump as president are saying it’s a good thing that this is happening; those opposed obviously think the opposite. Personally, I have never agreed with any of the president’s actions or ideas. Trump isn’t the most constitutional president and has an abundance of horrific traits such as being racist, homophobic, misogynistic etc. So of course, I am in favor of the impeachment inquiry. What he did is illegal and unethical, and he is getting what he deserves. But the impeachment inquiry is just that, an investigation. With the right amount of evidence, they can convict him of his crime and impeach him, so hopefully odds are in our favor. 

This is only my perspective on the whole situation and our President. As always, you decide how see it.