House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that Congress is launching formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

This comes following Trump's admission of discussing Vice President Joe Biden and his son in a phone call with the Ukrainian president. 

Pelosi's announcement marks the most direct step taken by the House Democratic leader to embrace impeachment proceedings.

President Trump responded with minutes of Pelosi's announcement tweeting, "More breaking news witch hunt garbage." 

 

Trump said he will release the unredacted transcript of his phone call with the Ukrainian president on Wednesday.

Just before Pelosi announced the formal impeachment inquiry, Hawaii U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard was asked if she supports impeaching President Trump.

"I think that impeachment is very divisive for out already very divided country," Gabbard stated Tuesday.

Hawaii U.S. Senators Brian Schatz and Mazie Hirono have supported impeachment proceedings. Representative Ed Case says he supports Congress efforts if that happens to be impeachment proceedings.