Meanwhile, three House committees sent additional phone records and other evidence to the House Judiciary Committee, which urged Trump to honor congressional requests for further documents. The panel will transmit the new evidence to the Senate on Wednesday.
The crux of the Democrats’ case is the allegation that Trump tried to leverage a White House meeting and military aid, sought by Ukraine to combat Russian military aggression, to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to launch an investigation of former vice president Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden, as well as a probe of an unfounded theory that Kyiv conspired with Democrats to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.
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