Two opinion polls show a clear increase over the last few days in the percentage of respondents favoring impeachment by the president.
In the United States, the second week of the battle of impeachment opened on Monday, September 30, as the first: with a succession of revelations.
The Wall Street Journal assured that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was with Donald Trump on July 25 during a telephone conversation during which the US president asked his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky, to investigate on the son of one of his political rivals, former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden. Hunter Biden served on the board of directors of a private gas company from 2014 to 2019.
Asked about this controversial phone call that sparked the House Democrats' open procedure on September 24, Mike Pompeo had hinted for days instead of knowing anything about it. The State Department made no comment Monday.
Use of the means of the federal state for political ends
The Washington Post affirmed on his side that theattorney general of the United States (Minister of Justice), William Barr, has held meetings abroad with intelligence officials from other countries as part of an investigation into Federal Police Investigations (FBI) and the CIA in 2016. They focused on the interferences lent to Russia during the presidential election.
William Barr estimated in April that Donald Trump's campaign had been "Spied" at the time, a charge brought without any evidence by the president himself two years earlier. The approach of theattorney general, confirmed by his services on Monday, could constitute a new use of the means of the federal state for political purposes, after the conversation of July 25.
The New York Times said Monday that Donald Trump would also have asked Australia's prime minister, Scott Morrison, to investigate a report from an Australian FBI diplomat who sparked the "Russian" investigation. The diplomat said he believed that Russia was ready to share with him compromising information about his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, based on the confidences of a short-term consultant to the Republican candidate's campaign team.
Donald Trump has regularly asked for an investigation into the investigations conducted by the Special Prosecutor, Robert Mueller, about these interferences. It is clear that he was the victim of a "Machination".
While the president's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, very involved in the Ukrainian case, was summoned by the House of Representatives to deliver to him the documents relating to his efforts to have investigations opened against Hunter Biden, Donald Trump. is vindictive and threatening, Monday. He wondered on his Twitter account if the chairman of the intelligence committee of the House of Representatives, the Democrat Adam Schiff, whom he publicly dislikes, should not be "Arrested for treason".
"We are trying to find a whistleblower"
The president of the United States also defeated the whistleblower behind the whole affair. "We are trying to find a whistleblower," assured Donald Trump while this person's lawyer, Andrew Bakaj, recalled that she has by law "Right to anonymity". "It must not be the object of reprisals, it would be a violation of federal law," he added.
The whistleblower received the support of Inspector General of the National Intelligence Directorate, Michael Atkinson, appointed in 2018 by Donald Trump. In response to Republican criticism that the whistleblower's alert was based on unreliable information, Michael Atkinson, who believed it credible when he received it, reiterated that it meets the criteria in force.
Donald Trump's annoyance could only be accentuated by the publication of two opinion polls, which show a clear increase over the last few days in the percentage of respondents favoring the impeachment procedure. An equal number of respondents (47%) support or oppose it, according to Quinnipiac University while opponents of the impeachment were clearly in the majority on September 25 (57% against 37% of opposing opinions).
A CNN survey confirms this. For the first time, a relative majority of respondents (47% versus 45% who are opposed) believe that Donald Trump should be charged and should leave office. The channel had asked the same question for the last time in May. These two polls report fluctuations that correspond to revelations published in recent days, all unfavorable to the president.
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