Trump’s Ukraine call: How Democrats, Republicans and the president are responding

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday the House would open an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.
(Associated Press)

Hillary Clinton, 2020 presidential candidates and congressional leaders are among the high-profile political figures who have responded to the White House’s Wednesday morning release of a non-verbatim account of a phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

During the call, Trump asked Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, and urged the foreign leader to look into CrowdStrike, a cybersecurity firm that did work for the Democrats in the 2016 election. The phone call is the focus of a formal impeachment inquiry in Congress. (Read the White House record of the call.)

Here’s what leaders are saying:


Speaker Nancy Pelosi will announce that the House will pursue an impeachment inquiry of President Trump. What does an impeachment inquiry entail?