- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 14, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused President Trump of bribery in pressing Ukraine for investigations.

“The bribe is to grant or withhold military assistance in return for a public statement of a fake investigation into the elections. That’s bribery,” she told reporters on Thursday.

Bribery is specifically named in the Constitution as a crime that would merit impeachment.

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The California Democrat, however, would not say if that charge would appear in articles of impeachment, arguing the caucus has not reached that conclusion yet.

“We haven’t even made a decision to impeach,” she said.

The crux of the impeachment inquiry centers on allegations that President Trump pressured Ukrainian President Zelensky via a quid pro quo to open investigations into alleged 2016 election interference and Vice President Joe Biden’s connection to alleged corrupt dealings by Burisma, a Ukrainian natural gas company. 

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