Trump Ukraine row: Democrats 'to launch Trump impeachment inquiry'

Speaker of the House Nancy PelosiImage copyright Getty Images
Image caption Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi had previously resisted opening an inquiry

Democrats will open a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump over claims that he sought political help from Ukraine, US media reports say.

The decision by top Democrat Nancy Pelosi follows growing demands from party members.

Mr Trump has denied impropriety but has acknowledged discussing political rival Joe Biden with the Ukrainian president.

No US president has ever been removed from office by impeachment.

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