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Politics Trump says impeachment inquiry is a 'hoax' being used for political gain

12:30  03 december  2019
12:30  03 december  2019 Source:   reuters.com

Sen. John Kennedy slams Pelosi for using impeachment as a 'routine political weapon'

  Sen. John Kennedy slams Pelosi for using impeachment as a 'routine political weapon' Speaking on “Fox News Sunday,” Kennedy dodged a question by Chris Wallace on whether Trump was asking Ukraine to investigate corruption or to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, and instead called out Pelosi for politicizing the impeachment process. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); “Speaker Pelosi is acting in a manner that is insincere, even by the standards of Congress,” Kennedy said. “She is turning impeachment into a routine political weapon.

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday an impeachment inquiry against him was a " hoax " being used by the Democrats for political gain ahead of next year's presidential election.

The second Trump demand was that Ukraine try to corroborate a conspiracy theory that Ukraine, not Russia, interfered in the last US presidential election. That complaint sparked an impeachment inquiry which has featured diplomats and White House aides giving testimony to Congress.

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday an impeachment inquiry against him was a "hoax" being used by the Democrats for political gain ahead of next year's presidential election.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: U.S. President Trump departs the White House on his way to address the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington © Reuters/JIM BOURG U.S. President Trump departs the White House on his way to address the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington

Democrats have been looking into Trump's efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden, the former U.S. vice president who is seeking the Democratic nomination to face Trump in the 2020 election, and his son Hunter Biden, who was a board member of a Ukrainian energy company.

Asked about the inquiry during a visit to London for a NATO Summit, Trump said: "The impeachment thing is a hoax, it has turned out to be a hoax. It is done for purely political gain, they are going to see whether or not they can do something in 2020 because otherwise they are going to lose."

(Reporting by Steve Holland, Writing by Kylie MacLellan, editing by William James)

Trump's approval dips among independent voters amid impeachment .
President Trump’s approval rating dipped among independent voters as Democrats move forward on impeachment, according to the latest Hill-HarrisX poll released Tuesday. © Greg Nash Trump's approval dips among independent voters amid impeachment The survey shows 39 percent of independent voters approve of Trump's job performance, while 56 percent said they disapprove.© Provided by The Hill The new approval rating among independent voters is down from 44 percent in early November.Trump's job approval rating also saw a dip among Republican voters, dropping 3 points to 85 percent compared to the previous poll.

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