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President Donald Trump and his allies leapt to discredit the character of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the White House's top Ukraine expert, when they learned he would be testifying before the committees overseeing Donald Trump's impeachment hearing.

Notably, Vindman is the first person present for Trump's infamous July 25 phone call to testify.

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President Donald Trump's attorneys are urging a financial firm to ignore a Congressional subpoena demanding the president's financial records, Politico reported on Monday.

House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) issued a subpoena to accounting conglomerate Mazars USA, which is in possession of Trump's coveted tax documents.

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HELSINKI, FINLAND - JULY 16: U.S. President Donald Trump (L) and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands during a joint press conference after their summit on July 16, 2018 in Helsinki, Finland. The two leaders met one-on-one and discussed a range of issues including the 2016 U.S Election collusion. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Though it's somewhat faded from the public's collective memory, the world was outraged when President Donald Trump sided with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin over his own intelligence agencies.

The pair did so after an hours-long meeting. To this day, only they and the interpreters know what was said. The Washington Post reported earlier this year the "extraordinary lengths" taken by Trump to conceal his correspondence with Putin.

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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 01: U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a meeting with leaders of the steel industry at the White House March 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. Trump announced planned tariffs on imported steel and aluminum during the meeting, with details to be released at a later date. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Democrats in the House of Representatives announced on Thursday that President Donald Trump's tax returns will be the subject of a hearing scheduled two days after he gives his State of the Union address.

Vice President Mike Pence's tax returns will also be a subject of the hearing.

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WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 06: U.S. House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during her weekly news conference December 6, 2018 in Washington, DC. Pelosi held her weekly news conference to answer questions from members of the media. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

The incoming Democratic majority in the House of Representatives will vote on a measure to reopen the federal government when the new legislative session begins on Thursday.

After the new Congress is sworn in, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is expected to be elected House Speaker - and, as such, the most powerful woman in American politics - for the second time.

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