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A month ago, the House of Representatives launched a procedure of impeachment of the president. For which motive ? What has happened since?

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Just a month ago, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced in a short televised address in Washington that a "very rare" impeachment procedure has begun. In his viewfinder, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, who would have taken advantage of a telephone interview with Volodymyr Zelensky, his Ukrainian counterpart, to ask him to open investigations on the son of former Vice President Joe Biden , its rival for the presidential election of 2020. In return, the United States would have released a substantial financial and military aid in Kiev.

This "Ukrainian case" is part of the report of a CIA agent, initially blocked by the US Department of Justice, following the conversation between MM. Trump and Zelensky. The whistleblower was concerned that "The president of the United States uses his function to solicit the interference of a foreign country in the election of 2020". For the detractors of Mr Trump, these acts would represent a clear abuse of the presidential function for personal political ends; but the president's supporters dispute the facts, equating this impeachment procedure with a new " witch hunt ".

Testimonies and revelations of the press add almost daily details to this case, in which are involved many diplomats or lawyers. From the decision to allocate funds to Ukraine in September 2018, until the last testimonies of some of the protagonists, The world recalls the chronology of the facts that led to an investigation for the dismissal of Donald Trump.

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