Trump's Ukraine call kicks off impeachment inquiry
The White House has released details of a phone call between President Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart that has triggered a US impeachment inquiry, according to a fresh BBC report.
It was seen that Trump asked Volodymyr Zelensky on 25 July to investigate Democratic candidate Joe Biden, whose son worked for a Ukrainian gas firm.
The Trump-Ukraine phone call is part of a whistleblower's complaint that was unattended to by the Dapartment of Justice..
Reacting to the controversy on Wednesday morning at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, Mr Trump said it was the "single greatest witch hunt in American history".
"The way you had that built up that call, it was going to be the call from hell, it turned out to be a nothing call," Trump said.
The Democratic leader of the House of Representatives, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, threw her weight behind an official impeachment inquiry into the president's actions.
A House vote to impeach the president for "high crimes and misdemeanours" under the US constitution could trigger a trial in the Senate on whether to remove Mr Trump from office.
By Jude Chukwuemeka