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House Intelligence Committee sends report on Trump and Ukraine to judiciary panel, paving way for possible articles of impeachment

President Trump spoke to reporters at the NATO summit in London Dec. 3 about the House impeachment inquiry against him. (Video: The Washington Post)
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The House Intelligence Committee sent its report on President Trump and Ukraine to the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, paving the way for possible articles of impeachment.

The report, which states that the president “sought to undermine the integrity of the U.S. presidential election process, and endangered U.S. national security,” was approved on a party-line vote.

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The report also hints strongly at charges of obstruction of justice, among other crimes, but does not recommend specific articles of impeachment.

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.

Earlier Tuesday, Trump called Democrats “very unpatriotic” for pursuing his impeachment while he is overseas meeting with NATO leaders.

●Democrats quietly debate expanding impeachment articles beyond Ukraine.

●House GOP defends Trump’s actions on Ukraine in dismissing impeachment probe.

●Attorney General William P. Barr disputes key inspector general finding about FBI’s Russia investigation.

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