This is all over ALL of the media, so I won’t get too deep into it this afternoon. And I am not quite sure what I think about this yet. But it looks like an official house inquiry into possible impeachment of the president is underway.
Why it matters: This is a watershed moment. 31 months after the first House Democrat called for his ouster, President Trump faces the formal impeachment inquiry that could define the rest of his presidency.
Pelosi has resisted calls to impeach Trump for more than a year, even as the number of House Democrats demanding a formal inquiry crossed into the majority in June.
The big picture: The allegations that Trump may have pressured the president of Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden opened the floodgates this week for swing district Democrats and influential holdouts to endorse impeachment, finally pushing Pelosi over the edge.
and the president’s response: