Kosachev: Trump’s impeachment inquiry linked to 2020 election

Kosachev: Trump’s impeachment inquiry linked to 2020 election

Chairman of the Russian Federation Council’s Foreign Affairs Committee Konstantin Kosachev has called in question the sincerity of the Democrats from the U.S. House of Representatives, who have launched formal impeachment proceedings against U.S. President Donald Trump.

According to Kosachev, the outcome of this situation will depend on the interests of the conflicting sides in the run-up to the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

"Impeachment is certainly a domestic U.S. affair. Neither the grounds, nor the procedures nor the prospects are clear now," he said. "There are grounds to believe that the outcome of this situation will depend not on the substance of the issue but on the interests of conflicting sides in the context of the 2020 election campaign," the Russian senator noted.

"Certainly, this does not add trust in the sincerity of these impeachment initiators," TASS cited the legislator as saying.

The decision on launching an impeachment inquiry was announced after House Democrats held a closed-door meeting on Tuesday. 

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