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The House Judiciary Committee is expected to vote in favor of articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Friday, teeing up a full House vote for next week.

The move comes after weeks of hearings with Republicans shouting in defense of the President and against the efforts to hold him accountable for soliciting foreign assistance in an election.

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Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman testified publicly on Tuesday before the House committee overseeing the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.

Despite decades of military service and numerous commendations for such service (including a Purple Heart), House Republicans leapt to attempt to discredit Vindman in defense of Trump, even implying that he has a dual loyalty to Ukraine because he immigrated to the United States as a child.

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Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee overseeing the first public hearings in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump were scrambling to discredit the effort all together.

Chief among them was Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH), who was recently added to the Intelligence Committee for his reputation as a Republican attack dog.

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Despite national outcry at his pressuring the Ukrainian President to investigate his political rival and former Vice President Joe Biden, President Donald Trump wasn't afraid to call on Chinese officials to investigate Biden as well. Trump urged officials to do so while speaking to reporters on the White House lawn.

When Americans across the country called him out, Trump's Republican allies assured them that Trump was only joking.

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Satire writers have had an interesting time since the 2016 election. While shows like Saturday Night Live did well by portraying actual events in Washington with a minor spin, others struggled trying to top reality.

Even individuals are having difficulty sharing satirical humor online. New York Times bestselling author Dan Lyons found that out when he tried to post a seemingly outrageous fake quote about President Donald Trump and 9/11 on Twitter attributed to Ohio Republican Representative Jim Jordan.

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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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Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH) was evoked laughter during a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee after he admitted to not having seen Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report despite claiming that the report had cleared President Donald Trump of wrongdoing and that Democrats were weaponizing the committee against the president.

"It seems we are here because the Mueller report was not what the Democrats thought it was going to be. In fact, it was just the opposite," he said. "What did the attorney general tell us that the principal findings of the report were? No new indictments, no sealed indictments, no collusion, no obstruction."

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