Judiciary Committee Republicans say Democrats ignoring legislation to focus on impeachment

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The report "reads like the ramblings of a basement blogger straining to prove something when there is evidence of nothing".

The Republicans, who are in the minority in the House Intelligence Committee which was due to vote on the report on Tuesday evening, produced their own report denying anything impeachable had taken place.

Trump, speaking at a wide-ranging news conference at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in London, lashed out at Democrats in the House of Representatives who are leading the impeachment inquiry into the Ukraine matter and denounced the censure idea raised by some members of Congress as "unacceptable". I mean, polling shows that 70% of Americans believe the president has committed misconduct, but that's a lot higher percentage than believe that the president should be impeached and removed.

That topic will soon come up in House Judiciary Committee proceedings, beginning with a scheduled Wednesday hearing that features four constitutional law scholars-three chosen by Democrats and one by Republicans. "It's a fix. Just think of it", Trump said, referring to the ongoing process in the House of Representatives.

"If he chooses not to (testify), then I really question his veracity in what he's putting in his report", said Rep. Doug Collins, the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee.

On Tuesday, Trump said that he would "stay out of the election", adding: "I don't want to complicate it". The fundraiser is bringing in $3 million for the reelection effort, according to a Republican familiar with the event.

Neguse mentioned as early as November 2018 that there was proof to start an impeachment inquiry, and he formally endorsed an inquiry in Could.

House Democrats are investigating whether Trump abused his office by soliciting Ukraine to open investigations that would implicate his domestic political rivals and boost his re-election campaign.

"Evidence of Trump's obstruction of Congress is overwhelming", Schiff said, without offering evidence.

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If the House approves articles of impeachment, the Republican-controlled Senate would hold a trial to see if Trump should be removed from office.

Warner said in their report they found that Russian agents "appeared to be spreading these fake rumors about Ukraine", referring to the rumors that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election in support of the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton.

The 123-page report authored by Reps.

"The evidence does not support the accusation that President Trump covered up the summary of his phone conversation with President Zelensky". Because of this, Trump's hesitation to meet Zelenskiy at the White House or provide financial assistance to Ukraine is "entirely prudent", the Republicans claimed.

"We expect to discuss the constitutional framework through which the House may analyze the evidence gathered in the present inquiry", the Committee's Chairman Jerry Nadler said in a letter to Trump last week. Devin Nunes, Jim Jordan and Mike McCaul, the ranking Republicans on the House Intelligence, Judiciary and Foreign Affairs committees, respectively.

Democrats could begin drafting articles of impeachment against the president in a matter of days, with voting in the Judiciary Committee next week.

Mr Trump had previously suggested that he might be willing to offer written testimony under certain conditions, though aides suggested they did not anticipate Democrats would ever agree to them.

The president predicted that the ratings will be bad for Wednesday's first impeachment hearing in the House Judiciary Committee.

Schiff has said "there's nothing for me to testify about", that he isn't a "fact" witness and that Republicans are only trying to "mollify the president, and that's not a good reason to try to call a member of Congress as a witness".

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