From the whistleblower to Donald Trump to political leaders, several characters are involved in the scandal that could lead to the impeachment of the president of the United States.
This week, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi filed an inquiry against Trump on the grounds that the US president was pressuring Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Joe Biden, a former deputy. US president and White House candidate – and the son of the politician, Hunter Biden.
See below who are the characters
Rudy Giuliani, the emissary
Rudolph Giuliani, aka Rudy: Former New York Mayor and Donald Trump's Lawyer – Photo: Angela Weiss / AFP
The former New York mayor and current personal lawyer for Trump was reportedly instructed to work with Ukrainian officials in the investigation of former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden, accused, along with his son, of illegal conduct in Ukraine.
Giuliani met with Ukrainian officials during an investigation, a participation in the country's diplomatic affairs that has sparked criticism in Washington, but he said he acted in consultation with the State Department.
Nancy Pelosi, the strategist
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during a statement announcing the opening of a formal impeachment case against President Donald Trump on Tuesday (24) – Photo: Mandel Ngan / AFP
The Democrat presiding over the House of Representatives announced this week the opening of a parliamentary investigation that could dismiss Trump. She accuses the Republican of violating the presidential oath by asking for foreign help to win his second term.
The request shows a change of conduct in the Republican billionaire's strategist and fierce criticism: Pelosi has long opposed the left wing of the Democratic Party, which had long demanded a formal charge against Trump.
Adam Schiff, the researcher
Adam Schiff, Head of the US House Intelligence Committee – Photo: Nicholas Kamm / AFP
Democrat, 59, chairs the House Intelligence Committee, which investigates Trump's actions.
It was Schiff who released the whistleblower's information and heard yesterday the national intelligence director Joseph Maguire who had blocked the report.
For Schiff, the complaint highlights the negotiation initiated by Trump: the release of military aid in exchange for Kiev's cooperation in investigating the Biden family. He compared Trump to a mobster boss.
"There's a lot of talk about Biden's son Biden interrupted the investigation and a lot of people want to find out, so whatever you can do with the attorney general would be great," Trump said during the call, according to the transcript. by the Justice Department. – Photo: Reproduction / White House
This member of the Federal Intelligence Agency (CIA), according to the American press, says that President Trump used the position of president "to seek interference from a foreign country in the 2020 elections in the United States."
The very detailed report suggests that he has an analyst background, who worked for a while for the White House and who knows Ukrainian politics, according to The New York Times.
The agent, who did not directly witness the phone call between Trump and Zelensky, checked some of his information as part of the "regular agency relationship."
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Former Comedian Converted as President
The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, just before addressing this Wednesday (25) to the UN General Assembly in New York. – Photo: Lucas Jackson / Reuters
Before being elected in April, Volodymyr Zelensky exactly represented a president of Ukraine in a TV series.
At 41, the comedian has vowed to fight endemic corruption and end the war against pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.
- Phone call with Trump puts Zelensky in awkward situation
During conversation with Trump, he seemed eager to please him effusively, guaranteed to have taken his 2016 campaign as an example. This week, after attending the UN Assembly in New York, Zelensky said the call was "normal." "No one pressured me."
Step by Step of US President's Impeachment – Photo: Wagner Magalhães / G1