Trump calls Democrats ‘unpatriotic’ for pursuing case against him while he’s overseas

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"In so doing, the president placed his personal political interests above the national interests of the United States, sought to undermine the integrity of the USA presidential election process, and endangered U.S. national security".

The White House released the official transcript (pdf) of the July 25 call one day after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced the beginning of the impeachment inquiry.

But the US president could not resist giving his opinion about the British prime minister, saying, "Boris is very capable and I think he'll do a good job". "Both President Trump and President Zelensky have denied the existence of any pressure".

House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff may have foreshadowed this article when he said during one of his panel's hearings that Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had made a "concerted and across-the-board effort to obstruct this investigation and this impeachment inquiry".

"Chairman Schiff's report reads like the ramblings of a basement blogger straining to prove something when there is evidence of nothing", Grisham said.

However, neither Trump, who's in London for a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, nor his counsel Pat Cipollone is expected to attend Wednesday's hearing.

The United States House of Representatives is plunging into a landmark impeachment week, with Democrats who once hoped to sway Republicans now facing the prospect of an ever-hardening partisan split over the question of removing US President Donald Trump from office.

Impeachment is the first part - the charges - of a two-stage political process by which Congress can remove a president from office.

That panel, under chairman Jerrold Nadler of NY, will begin formal impeachment hearings on Wednesday with has the task of actually deciding whether to bring any articles against Trump to the House floor for a vote. And I will just say this, they do so at their own peril. A partial transcript of a July 25 call between Trump and Zelenskiy shows the US leader asking his counterpart for "a favor" and to "find out what happened".

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A dissenting "minority report" from committee Republicans released Monday disputes that any of the Democrats' allegations have been proven and that "none of the Democrats' witnesses testified to having evidence of bribery, extortion, or any high crime or misdemeanor".

In an interview with the New York Times on Tuesday, Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Olena Zerkal said Kyiv was aware the USA aid had been withheld in July, in what the newspaper said was the first public acknowledgment by Ukraine that its top officials knew about the delay in the midst of Trump's pressure campaign.

There is no formal time frame for the impeachment process.

The lack of movement in this essential measure of Trump's political standing also indicates that while most Americans think Trump did something wrong in his dealings with Ukraine, news and congressional testimony about this issue have not shifted how people feel about the president.

They say the military aid that the White House was withholding was not being used as leverage, as Democrats claim.

Judiciary Committee Chair Nadler is expected to rebuff demands for these witnesses, but if Trump is indeed impeached, they could be summoned to testify during a Senate trial, where the Republican majority in the Senate, not the Democrats, would control the proceedings.

The 123-page report authored by Reps. They point out Ukraine received the security assistance and Trump met with Zelenskiy without the country launching an investigation into the Bidens.

"He didn't have to say Nixon's lies or Lyndon Johnson's lies, just that I am clean, good governance coming your way if you vote for me".

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