After the 448-page Muller report failed to provide Democrats with any smoking gun revelations worthy of impeachment, House Democrats have been pushing for additional ways to remove President Trump from office.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler has gone so far as telling constituents an official impeachment inquiry is open (it isn't) and again hauled former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski to Capitol Hill last week for testimony.
But over the weekend Democrats were handed another excuse for impeachment by a "whistleblower" who claims they heard something about a conversation between President Trump and the President of Ukraine. The allegation, which was not witnessed first hand, is that President Trump pressured the Ukrainian government to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden for family business ties to the country. In exchange, the country would receive military aid.
The story, which continues to fall apart, prompted a number of House members to issue official calls for impeachment this week. But most notably, Democrat Senator Dick Durbin is now onboard.
NEW: @SenatorDurbin, the number 2 Senate dem, says he now supports an impeachment inquiry in the House, says, “I think now we need to move forward.”— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) September 24, 2019
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been publicly embracing impeachment if Democrats can come up with some facts to justify the process, but in recent days has reportedly been more open to the idea in closed door meetings.
There's also this:
House Speaker Pelosi is planning to put a resolution on the House floor today to address the Ukraine scandal, amid growing calls to start the impeachment process against President Trump, according to sources. https://t.co/cqpINxo3m9 pic.twitter.com/4735R25i3W— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) September 24, 2019
Meanwhile, President Trump says he isn't worried about it.
“I didn’t put any pressure on them whatsoever," Trump told reporters at the UN Monday. "Joe Biden and his son are corrupt.”