The official impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump has been underway in the United States from Wednesday, 13 November 2019. Donald Trump has excessively exclaimed that "this is a witch hunt" and that nothing concrete will surface from the inquiry, when Nancy Pelosi (Speaker of the House) announced that action should be taken against Donald Trump for abusing power of the presidency to advance political a agenda.

The impeachment inquiry was caused by reports of an anonymous whistleblower, who exposed the phone call between Donald Trump and the president of Ukraine, in which the president of the United States has been accused of threatening to end military aid in if Ukraine they did not investigate corruption against presidential rival Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden.

Ukraine is at odds with Vladimir Putin's Russia. This ultimatum is of course a big blow to Ukraine, as they are defending themselves against Russian oppression in Crimea.

The president has maintained his innocence, calling on the whistleblower to reveal himself/herself and even going as far as sending the transcript of the official phone call through a system which is used for classified reports. This is allegedly in order to hide certain keywords from the public.

President Donald Trump has also expressed that he did not take the allegations seriously, and did not even watch the inquiry himself as it is "nothing but a witchhunt" and "they are using television lawyers. The president has publicly boasted that the his call between himself and the Ukranian president was "a perfect phone call".

For anybody who has never had a phone call whereby, there is an overriding in the network which cuts pieces of the conversation, accidentally hitting the loudspeaker with your ear or having the phone hung up on you without your realization and still continue talking to yourself for a good half a minute, this 'perfect phone call' could leave many of us jealous and confused, especially on an international call.

However, on the first day of the official public impeachment inquiry, two diplomats, have sent damning testimonies.

Bill Taylor, in particular, who is a top diplomat to Ukraine has claimed that Donald Trump was only interested in pressuring Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden for his own political agenda in the phone call. He claimed "Trump cared more about investigations than Ukraine"

Ambassador Taylor also said that professional and respected diplomats were sidelined as Trump's "chosen people" were appointed in order to sabotage Ukraine's $400 Million aid money unless they "do us a favo(u)r". He also went on to say the the policies on Ukraine were "crazy" and "irregular" as they were based on extortion and bribery.

Republicans have claimed that the diplomats have given second hand evidence, and should not be regarded as reliable witnesses. More testimonies will be following on Friday 15 November 2019.

Written by Tevin NKS
Edited by Tevin NKS