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Politics Trump says impeachment inquiry is a 'hoax' being used for political gain

12:30  03 december  2019
12:30  03 december  2019 Source:   reuters.com

House Democrat says he plans to vote against all articles of impeachment

  House Democrat says he plans to vote against all articles of impeachment Rep. Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey, one of two Democrats to vote against formalizing the impeachment inquiry, said he plans to vote against all the articles of impeachment "unless there's something that I haven't seen, haven't heard before."Rep. Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey, one of two Democrats to vote against formalizing the impeachment inquiry, said he plans to vote against all the articles of impeachment "unless there's something that I haven't seen, haven't heard before.

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday an impeachment inquiry against him was a " hoax " being used by the Democrats for political gain ahead of next year's presidential election.

At the heart of an impeachment inquiry is a nine-page whistle-blower complaint that names over two dozen people. Some moderates who have taken on political risk to publicly support impeachment said privately that they were frustrated that Tuesday’s decisions did not clarify the process going

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday an impeachment inquiry against him was a "hoax" being used by the Democrats for political gain ahead of next year's presidential election.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: U.S. President Trump departs the White House on his way to address the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington © Reuters/JIM BOURG U.S. President Trump departs the White House on his way to address the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington

Democrats have been looking into Trump's efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden, the former U.S. vice president who is seeking the Democratic nomination to face Trump in the 2020 election, and his son Hunter Biden, who was a board member of a Ukrainian energy company.

Asked about the inquiry during a visit to London for a NATO Summit, Trump said: "The impeachment thing is a hoax, it has turned out to be a hoax. It is done for purely political gain, they are going to see whether or not they can do something in 2020 because otherwise they are going to lose."

(Reporting by Steve Holland, Writing by Kylie MacLellan, editing by William James)

White House budget office attorney resigned in part over Ukraine aid hold: official .
White House budget office attorney resigned in part over Ukraine aid hold: officialMark Sandy, a career official at the Office of Management and Budget, which ordered the hold on security assistance to Ukraine, told congressional investigators during the House of Representatives' impeachment inquiry that a person in the office's legal division resigned in part over issues with the hold.

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