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Democratic Party accuse President Trump of abusing power, obstructing Congress' impeachment probe



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In the 300-page report, Democrats leading the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee leveled allegations of sweeping abuse of power by Trump, saying he used U.S. military aid and the prospect of a White House visit to pressure Ukrainian President Zelenskiy to undertake investigations that would benefit President Trump politically.


President Trump, who will stand for re-election in November 2020, denies any wrongdoing and calls the inquiry a hoax.


In the report, Democratic Party detail accusations that President Trump obstructed their investigation, including refusing to provide documents and testimony from his top advisers, unsuccessful attempts to block career government officials from testifying and intimidation of witnesses.


The Democratic Party argue that “damage ... will be long-lasting and potentially irrevocable if the President’s ability to stonewall Congress goes unchecked.”


President Donald Trump, who is in London,UK for a NATO summit, repeated accusations that Democrat lawmakers are using the impeachment process to engage in a politically-motivated attack seeking to undo the results of the 2016 presidential election by removing him from office.


White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said Democrats had conducted a “one-sided sham process” that had failed to produce any evidence of wrongdoing by President Trump.


President Trump and other Republicans said that Biden and his son Hunter Biden, who was on the board of a Ukrainian energy company, should be investigated for corruption. The Bidens have denied wrongdoing.


4th Dec 2019

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