House Republicans prepared a preemptive rebuttal Monday to Democratic allegations that President Trump abused his power and acted in contempt of Congress, arguing that the president did nothing wrong.

The release of the 123-page report came shortly after Democrats announced the four witnesses who will testify when the House Judiciary Committee holds its first hearing on impeachment Wednesday morning.

As he departed the White House earlier Monday en route to a NATO gathering in London, Trump sharply criticized Democrats for moving forward with impeachment proceedings while he plans to be out of the country.

A report by the House Intelligence Committee circulated among its members later Monday ahead of Wednesday’s Judiciary hearing, in which Trump’s lawyers have declined to participate.

Democrats are seeking to build a case that Trump leveraged military assistance and an Oval Office meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in exchange for investigations of former vice president Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden and a debunked theory alleging Ukrainian interference in the 2016 election. In an interview published Monday, Zelensky issued a fresh denial of discussing a “quid pro quo” with Trump but questioned the fairness of freezing military aid.

●House Republicans release 123-page rebuttal to Democratic allegations against Trump.

●Trump’s counsel says president won’t participate in House Judiciary’s first impeachment panel, calling it unfair.

●House Intelligence Committee to meet Tuesday to approve release of Ukraine report.

●Ukraine’s Zelensky is making headway against corruption, but the fight risks angering Trump.