Vizcarra became president in 2018 after his predecessor resigned under pressure after the discovery of about USD 782,000 in undisclosed payments to his private consulting firm.
Atkinson was the first to inform Congress about an anonymous whistleblower complaint last year that described Trump's pressure on Ukraine to investigate Democrat Joe Biden and his son.
The president's comments targeting Kelly came after he defended Alexander Vindman, who was among administration officials who raised concerns about Trump’s July phone call with Ukraine’s president.
In his first public comments since being acquitted by the Senate of abuse of office, he said he had been 'put through a terrible ordeal by some very dishonest and corrupt people.'
The president immediately claimed 'victory' while the White House declared it a full 'exoneration' -- and Democrats rejected the acquittal as the 'valueless' outcome of an unfair trial.
Trump is all but assured of being acquitted at only the third impeachment trial of a US president, with Republicans holding 53 seats in the Senate to 47 for the Democrats.
Trump is all but assured of being acquitted by the Senate, where Republicans hold 53 seats to 47 for the Democrats.
Trump is all-but-assured of being acquitted by the Senate, where Republicans hold 53 seats to 47 for the Democrats and a two-thirds majority (67 senators) needed to remove a president from office.
The candidates' reluctance underscores the risky politics of investigating the president for "high crimes and misdemeanors."
Going a step ahead, Congress said the collegium could even slap a contempt of court notice on the government if it does not follow the recommendation a second time.
The real objective of the impeachment motion moved by the Congress is to intimidate the CJI into recusing himself from ‘sensitive’ cases
An impeachment motion against Justice J C Shah was submitted to Lok Sabha speaker G S Dhillon in May 1970 following a campaign by a former government servant charging him with dishonesty.
Eminent jurists, ex-judges didn't find fault with Venkaiah Naidu's rejection of impeachment notice against CJI Dipak Misra
Soli Sorabjee and Fali Nariman were of the view that Congress-led opposition had no chance to succeed as issues raised in the impeachment notice against the CJI were not of "sufficient gravity".
Venkaiah Naidu acted in a hurried manner: Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee on CJI impeachment notice
Venkaiah Naidu today rejected the unprecedented impeachment notice given by Opposition parties, led by the Congress, against CJI Dipak Misra, saying it lacked substantial merit.
Eminent jurist Fali S Nariman today said the issues raised in the impeachment notice against CJI Dipak Misra were not of "sufficient gravity and rightly rejected" by Venkaiah Naidu.