For Better or Worse? President Donald Trump’s Impeachment Inquiry


Evan Vucci

Photo taken by Evan Vucci of President Donald Trump listening to a board of interviewers and representatives.

We’ve all heard the story about the inquiry concerning President Donald Trump’s impeachment; whether it be from a family member, a friend, or even the media, it’s been the impending dilemma in today’s news.

“I learned about the impeachment effort from reading an internet article. I also try to watch the evening news each night. It is important to be informed about the world around us,” said history teacher Lee Routsong.

The inquiry has caused the Democratic front-running candidate to fall behind for the 2020 election, and that, while he could’ve been in the wrong, President Trump didn’t commit a crime.

Compromising their own party, the Democrats could be causing a better outcome for President Trump and a problem for their front-running candidate. This makes the inquiry pointless and extremely unwanted by voters and many others; regardless of age, gender, or race.

It all started after President Trump and administration officials were allegedly pressuring leaders of other countries, most noted the Ukraine, in ways presumed to help advance the political and personal interests of our president. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi petitioned the inquiry in the wake of a whistle-blower report, that showed an ongoing widespread for abuse of power and following coverup by President Trump and his administration. 

A whistle-blower is a person who exposes secretive information or activity that is deemed illegal, unethical, or incorrect within a private or public organization.

The whistle-blower also accused the White House of attempting to cover up the contents of a phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The phone call contained a pressure on the Ukrainian President to open two investigations into former Vice President Joe Biden and Hunter Biden, Joe Biden’s son, concerning their actions. In response to the accusations, the Trump Administration released a memorandum of the phone call, which confirmed that President Trump did ask President Zelensky to “look into” the Biden controversy.

“Based on the transcript, no crime has been committed,” said avid political listener and Fountain resident Lynn Weber.

“Trump should not have discussed the issue of Joe Biden’s son with the Ukrainian President.  I don’t feel that his actions warrant an impeachment inquiry. He did not promise them anything or try to pressure them in any way,” said Routsong.

Many listeners or viewers could’ve been surprised by the adaptation of this new development, others could’ve been expecting this event to occur, due to what has been shown as evidence. Many others were also concerned about the resources used to work on this inquiry.

“I wasn’t necessarily surprised, but I was kind of intrigued as to why,” said senior Emma Killion.

The controversy has caused many pressuring questions for the Democrats. The media would pursue other records to try and change voters’ minds, but with a little research, many voters disagreed with what was being said.

“I don’t believe anything the media says. I read the transcript and have listened to respected, honest journalists and searched trusted sites online,” said Weber.

The Trump Administration reported to the New York Times that President Trump’s behavior during the controversy was “typical” toward the other foreign leaders. 

“I do not believe any crime was committed. There was no quid pro quo. It was obvious when Trump mentioned Crowdstrike that he was referring to Biden, as that was the company the DNC hired to see if their server had been hacked before the 2016 election,” said Weber.

A quid pro quo is a favor or advantage granted or expected in return for something. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is the governing body for the United States Democratic Party.

Pushing for this inquiry has caused the front-running Democratic representative to fall behind in talking about what matters with their voters. The media hasn’t been spreading accurate information, nor have they been representing the Democratic party in any sense of the 2020 election. This inquiry might have just caused the Democratic party to hand over the 2020 election to President Trump.

There was also no crime committed, as President Trump is required to protect our country.

The inquiry wasn’t worth the time nor the Democratic support. In essence, for them to possibly hand over an entire election to our current President of the United States; nor was it worth it to attempt conviction over a crime that was never committed.