House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday (Dec 3) released a draft report of its findings in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, a day before Judiciary Committee’s hearing. The 300-page report accused Trump of abusing power of his office over his dealings with Ukraine to benefit his 2020 presidential reelection campaign.
Trump conditioned a “coveted White House visit and critical U.S. military assistance Ukraine needed to fight its Russian adversary,” said Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, Oversight Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney and Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot Engel in a statement.
The report was written by the staff of the three House committees. “Finally, the evidence is clear that after his scheme to secure foreign help in his reelection was uncovered, President Trump engaged in categorical and unprecedented obstruction in order to cover-up his misconduct,” said the Democrats.
White House was quick to react to the report, saying Schiff and Democrats could not produce evidence of wrongdoing by Trump as “one-sided sham process” ended.
“This report reflects nothing more than their frustrations. Chairman Schiff’s report reads like the ramblings of a basement blogger straining to prove something when there is evidence of nothing,” Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement.
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