House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told fellow Democrats in the House on Tuesday that she supports the launch of impeachment proceedings into the president, in what represents a historic black mark for an administration not yet through its first three years in office.
The inquiry was prompted by allegations that Trump pressured Ukrainian officials to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son in exchange for military aid, though Pelosi has instructed several committees to compile impeachable offenses on other fronts as well.
Only three presidents have been subjected to formal impeachment proceedings while in office, none as they were facing re-election.
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