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Impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump

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"An impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump was initiated by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on September 24, 2019, after a whistleblower alleged that President Donald Trump had abused the power of the presidency by withholding both military aid and a White House meeting as a means of pressuring newly-elected President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky to publicly announce investigations which would be damaging to Trump's political rival Joe Biden in the 2020 election."

-- Wikipedia, revision of 8 December 2019

This is a non-political project focused on building genealogies for people involved with the 2019 impeachment inquiry against U.S. President Donald J. Trump.

Figures Involved

This list draws from 1) the members of the House Intelligence Committee, 2) the people who have been called as witnesses, and 3) the Washington Post guide to involved players.


A request by U.S. President Trump to Ukrainian President Zelensky to investigate Joe Biden and his son sparked the scandal. -- Wikipedia, revision of 8 December 2019


This list includes all called witnesses, not just those who testified.

House Intelligence Committee

Chair: Rep. Adam Schiff - 28th District of California
Ranking Member: Rep. Devin Nunes - 22nd District of California

Majority Counsel: Daniel S. Goldman
Minority Counsel: Stephen R. Castor

Associated House Leaders

Speaker of the House: Rep. Nancy Pelosi
Oversight Chair: Rep. Elijah E. Cummings
Acting Oversight Chair: Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney
Foreign Affairs Chair: Rep. Eliot L. Engel
Judiciary Chair: Rep. Jerrold L. Nadler

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