“President Trump abused his power, betrayed our national security, and corrupted our elections, all for personal gain,” said House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., in a statement. “The Constitution details only one remedy for this misconduct: impeachment.”
The report does not state whether Trump should be impeached, instead issuing the question to the full House of Representatives to vote while setting out the history of impeachment throughout American history and petitioning issues of constitutional law.
The report’s release comes after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday she had asked chairmen of committees investigating Trump to compose articles of impeachment against him.
House Democrats allege Trump abused his powers as president by pressing the Ukrainian government to initiate investigations into his political opponents by denying security aid and a White House meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Democrats may also consider granting articles of impeachment related to Trump’s alleged obstruction of justice in former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.