The student news site of Mountlake Terrace High School in Mountlake Terrace, Washington.

The Hawkeye

The student news site of Mountlake Terrace High School in Mountlake Terrace, Washington.

The Hawkeye

The student news site of Mountlake Terrace High School in Mountlake Terrace, Washington.

The Hawkeye

Hawkeye/HSM Fundraisers
Get the App
BUY HAWK PHOTOS
Digital Print Edition
The Hawkeye February 2024 issue
1st Amendment Award School
FAPFA award school

House launches impeachment inquiry

House+launches+impeachment+inquiry
©HAWKEYE image credit: Lin Miyamoto

Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi authorized the launch of an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on September 24. These proceedings began in light of revelations that Trump and several of his top officials had sought to pressure the government of Ukraine to receive damaging information about former Vice President Joe Biden. 

The controversy began with a whistleblower report that alleged Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Biden, along with Biden’s son Hunter and the cybersecurity company CrowdStrike, in a phone call between the two leaders in July. Trump allegedly encouraged the Ukrainian government to discuss an investigation with Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani and Attorney General William Barr. 

The White House released a summary of the conversation in the form of a non-exact transcript following the whistleblower report. The whistleblower also alleges that the conversation is part of a wider attempt by the administration to get Ukraine to investigate the Biden family, an effort which has supposedly included Vice President Mike Pence canceling a planned visit to Ukraine and the U.S. withholding military aid from the country. 

The whistleblower complaint was filed on August 12, who has been reported to be a CIA officer assigned to the White House. The complaint was forwarded on August 26 to acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire and was released to congressional intelligence committees on September 25. The public was made aware of the complaint on the following day. 

Trump has denied all wrongdoing related to the controversy, although he confirmed his administration has withheld aid from Ukraine. He first stated that this was because of corruption in Ukraine, but later claimed that aid was withheld because other nations were not contributing enough to Ukraine’s defenses. 

Additionally, Trump has made repeated calls for the whistleblower’s identity to be exposed and has heavily criticized the individual. On October 3, after boasting of America’s “tremendous power” over China in the ongoing trade war, he openly called for the governments of Ukraine and China to investigate the business dealings of the Biden family. 

Story continues below advertisement
Leave a Comment
About the Contributors
Nolan DeGarlais, Editor-in-Chief
Editor-in-Chief Nolan DeGarlais is in his senior year of high school and is a fourth-year staff member of the Hawkeye. This year, Nolan hopes to lead the Hawkeye in coverage of all of the events that have the potential to impact the school community. Nolan also hopes to further develop the Hawkeye as an editor and a leader by helping other staff members to be successful in all aspects of journalism, including writing, graphics, photography and design. Under his leadership, Nolan hopes that the Hawkeye will continue to shine as one of the top student publications in the state and nation. In his free time, he enjoys reading, hiking, watching movies and spending time with friends.
Lin Miyamoto, TEMPO Editor & Data Manager
Yearbook Co-Editor-In-Chief and Data Manager Lin Miyamoto is a third-year Hawkeye staff member and a senior. She hopes to strengthen her design skills as well as create a community within TEMPO. While tackling school and HSM, she also plays video games with her buddies and doodles in her school notes.
More to Discover
error: Content is protected !!

Comments (0)

All The Hawkeye Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *