Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that she ordered an impeachment inquiry Tuesday against President Donald Trump. The decision follows concerning reports that the president may have threatened to cut off aid to Ukraine unless officials from the country investigated the son of Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden. In the wake of the allegations, a whistleblower in the intelligence community filed a complaint about the president, but the office of the director of national intelligence has refused to disclose the complaint to Congress.
Why now? Calling it a “moment of truth,” Pelosi told her caucus that the allegation against Trump is a matter of national security.