On Tuesday afternoon, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi prepared an address that’s widely expected to announce impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump.
The move comes after revelations that the president may have offered a quid pro quo to the president of Ukraine in exchange for dirt on Joe Biden.
Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani has suggested that the Ukrainian government has valuable information about Biden, but Fox News host Shepard Smith debunked that claim Tuesday afternoon.
“There you have it. Joe Biden, discussing the allegations against him which have indeed been proven baseless, at least at this point,” Smith said. “Remember it was Joe Biden’s son who worked for a company that had dealings in the Ukraine and the vice president later came forward and said we stopped the aid payments to the Ukraine and many of those who are on the side of the President said well there it is, there’s the proof that Joe Biden, or his son at least, acted improperly.” Smith continued.
“But that’s just not the case. The case is there is a corrupt prosecutor in the Ukraine and much of the world is trying to get this prosecutor ousted. The prosecution would do away with the money and that was something around a billion dollars,” Smith explained. “So the Europeans were pressing, many of the European nations, the United States was pressing and all putting pressure on the Ukraine to get rid of this corrupt prosecutor. Eventually the Ukrainian leader got rid of the corrupt prosecutor and, after that, the money was released to the Ukrainians that were fighting a war against our enemies in Russia.”
Smith flipped back to Trump’s Ukraine scandal. “And the matter at hand is a phone call that the president of the United States admits he has with the leader of Ukraine and which the president of the United States admits he pressured the leader of the Ukraine to investigate his chief rival in the presidential race for 2020,” he said.
WATCH: John Oliver exposes Trump’s lies about vote-by-mail — and the Fox News ‘cult’ claiming the election is already ‘rigged’
"Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver's main story Sunday refuted President Donald Trump's latest crusade against vote-by-mail. Trump announced on Twitter that the more people who vote in an election, the more Republicans tend to lose. So, he wants fewer people to have access to the ballot in November, even if people are too scared to go out during the coronavirus crisis.
Oliver called out Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R-MO), who outright told people not to vote if they were too afraid to vote in the local elections next week.
"Well, hold on there," Oliver interjected. "Voting is a right. It has to be easy to understand and accessible to anyone."
John Oliver rips Fox News’ Tucker Carlson for urging ‘order’ from people of color — but never demanding it of police
John Oliver opened his Sunday show, shredding Fox News host Tucker Carlson for uring "order" among protesters, but refusing to urge "order" to police and "wannabe police" who can't stop killing people.
It's a lot, Oliver explained. "How these protests are a response to a legacy of police misconduct, both in Minneapolis and the nation at large and how that misconduct is, itself, built on a legacy of white supremacy that prioritizes the comfort of white Americans over the safety of people of color."
While some of it is complicated, Oliver conceded, most of it is "all too clear."
Cars set on fire blocks from White House as DC protests turn violent
The Washington, D.C. protests turned violent as the city approached the 11 p.m. curfew the mayor instituted Sunday afternoon.
The policy of D.C. police is that when they are attacked, they advance forward. So, when fireworks were fired, the line of officers began pushing the protesters back further from the White House. Behind the line of police officers also stand a line of National Guard troops that President Donald Trump has demanded stand watch in the city.
Lights that normally shine on the White House have also been turned off, reporters revealed.