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Democrats step closer to impeachment as Republicans try to short-circuit process


Republicans insisted Trump did not engage in ‘sinister mob shakedown’ with Ukraine as committee convened for hearingIn the room: Republicans heckle as bitter divide laid bareCongressional Democrats drew a step nearer on Monday to the impeachment of Donald Trump, as Republicans strained to short-circuit the process, insisting the president had not engaged in a “sinister mob shakedown” with Ukraine.Acting on marching orders from House speaker Nancy Pelosi, the judiciary committee convened a daylong hearing, which at times appeared at risk of being derailed by raucous Republican objections, to summarize the evidence so far in the case against the president. Related: …read more

Source:: The Guardian

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