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Impeachment Mania Sweeps the Nation

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi finally announced an official impeachment inquiry against Donald J. Trump following the damning release of a whistleblower complaint that alleges the president used the power of his office to pressure a foreign country into interfering with the 2020 presidential election. The Resist Report podcast breaks down the news.



Impeachment Mania Sweeps the Nation
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on Tuesday. Chelsea Stahl / NBC News; Getty Images

Impeachment mania is sweeping the nation.

The unredacted whistleblower complaint was declassified and released to the public early Thursday morning, the latest in just a string of explosive turn of events that began earlier this week when news began to circulate that President Donald Trump may have pressured President Zelensky of Ukraine for manufactured dirt on his rival in the 2020 presidential election, former Vice President Joe Biden, intimating that he would withhold crucial funding from the country unless they obliged.

For context, Ukraine relies on $400 million in aid from the United States, primarily to defend itself against a common adversary, Russia, who has been in a low-key war with Ukraine.

The president, for reasons still unbeknownst to anyone, then admitted to the phone call, but denied any wrong-doing during the course of the call. However, transcripts of the phone call proved to be fairly damning on Wednesday, prompting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to hold an emergency meeting with House Democratic leaders that eventually resulted in the moment.

On Wednesday afternoon, Pelosi finally announced an impeachment inquiry, something she vehemently refused to do for months, even following the release of the Mueller report, having previously expressed concerns on the impact an impeachment might have on vulnerable Democrats in red districts in their 2020 races.

On Tuesday morning, the number of House Democrats supporting impeachment was floundering around 130. By Wednesday, the number exploded passed the 218 votes needed to impeach the president in the U.S. House of Representatives. Real time observers called it “the dam beginning to break,” with Democrats who were too timid to previously support impeachment flooding in support.

On Thursday morning, the infamous whistleblower complaint that gave rise to this entire debacle was unredacted and released to the public. In it, the still anonymous whistleblower states, “In the course of my duties, I have received information from multiple U.S. government officials that the President of the United States is using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 U.S. election.”

Listen to an all-new episode of The Resist Report to hear co-hosts Alex Mohajer, Thomas McAbee, Rance Collins, and Daniel Fusselman breakdown impeachment mania for you!

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Named one of OUT Magazine's 100 Most Eligible Bachelors of 2017, Alex Mohajer is a controversial up-and-coming political writer and commentator whose unapologetic post-election commentary made him one of the most shared contributors at The Huffington Post. He is the first journalist in America to openly impugn the presidency of Donald Trump in a major publication. Mohajer is the Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Bros4America (formerly Bros4Hillary), a progressive advocacy organization that gained national recognition during the 2016 presidential election for its efforts to elect Hillary Clinton. Named by LGBTQ Nation to their Top 8 People Working to Elect Hillary Clinton. Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts from U.C. Berkeley where he studied politics with progressive champion Robert Reich, and a Juris Doctorate from Chapman University School of Law, where he studied constitutional law with conservative hero Hugh Hewitt. While in law school, he was awarded "Most Likely To Be Held in Contempt" by his graduating class. He has been interviewed for or featured on The Fox News Channel, PolitiFact, The Huffington Post, Washington Post, LA and NY Times, AfterBuzz TV, OUT and Instinct Magazine(s), Dan Savage Blog, TheWrap, Yahoo News, New York Public Radio, The David Pakman Show, The Ann Walker Show, the Hugh Hewitt Show, and more. Alex is an author, public/motivational speaker, and an award-winning singer, actor, and solo artist who was nominated for a 2016 Broadway World Award for Best Male Cabaret Artist. Alex lives in Los Angeles with his dog, Bruce Wayne. Press inquiries and bookings: