Pelosi announces launch of formal impeachment inquiry into Trump

The Hill:  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday announced the launch of a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

The move follows sustained pressure from the progressive wing of her party that on Tuesday quickly snowballed to include moderates, liberal holdouts, vulnerable Democrats, committee chairs and party icons.

Pelosi formally announced her support for impeachment proceedings in a 5 p.m. press conference Tuesday.

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