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Even though the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump may seem like a lifetime ago now, you may recall the litany of career national security officials who complied with congressional subpoenas to testify what they knew about Trump's now-infamous interactions with the Ukrainian President.

You likely remember the sense of duty these officials displayed in answering each question truthfully to the best of their knowledge, regardless of whether or not it hurt the President—even if he attacked them on Twitter or fired them for it.

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President Donald Trump wrote an erratic six-page letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) ahead of a House vote expected to result in his official impeachment.

The letter, which read somewhat like one of the President's infamous Twitter screeds, included numerous lies and attacks on the characters of Congress members endorsing his impeachment.

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The House Judiciary Committee is debating the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. He's charged with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. and his allies are scrambling to defend him.

One of these attempts was from the Republican Party's official Twitter account—and it fell flat.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has repeatedly made clear that, after President Donald Trump solicited Ukrainian leaders to announce investigations that personally benefitted him, the decision to launch impeachment proceedings wasn't a political maneuver, but a constitutional mandate.

The move came after years of Trump's supporters, as well as some critics, insisted that impeachment would be political suicide for the Democrats.

Since shortly after the inquiry's announcement in September, support for impeachment outweighed its oppositon as more revelations surfaced of Trump's dealings with Ukraine, but his 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale attempted to show that Pelosi's move to impeach would lose Democrats their House majority.

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Shortly after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced that representatives would begin drafting articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy took the podium to defend the President and the Republican party as a whole.

It could've gone better.

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One day after the House Judiciary Committee's hearing on impeachment, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) held a press conference announcing that the House would begin drafting articles of impeachment, with a possible floor vote as soon as Christmas.

The press conference signaled the beginning of the end of the impeachment inquiry in the House.

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The House Judiciary Committee, in its public impeachment hearing against President Donald Trump on Wednesday, consulted four constitutional scholars for greater insight to the legal implications of the President's Ukraine scandal—and whether they merit impeachment.

Three witnesses, called by Democrats, each made compelling arguments for the articles of impeachment with which Trump could be charged.

George Washington University professor Jonathan Turley—invited by Republicans—was the lone dissenter.

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