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Since his attempts to use congressionally approved military aid to pressure Ukraine's government into announcing an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden, quid pro quos have become synonymous with Donald Trump's presidency.

Just last month, the President appeared to tweet a quid pro quo aimed at New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, pressuring him to drop investigations into the Trump family in exchange for the reinstatement of travel programs.

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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 05: Latest appointee to President Donald Trump's legal team and former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani attends the Conference on Iran on May 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. Over one thousand delegates from representing Iranian communities from forty states attends the Iran Freedom Convention for Human Rights and Democracy. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Talk of a "quid pro quo" has dominated the nation these past three months as President Donald Trump's impeachment woes loom heavier.

Multiple people have already confirmed that the Trump administration withheld crucial congressionally-approved military assistance for Ukraine in exchange for Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky publicly announcing an investigation into the President's political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden.

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Republicans for the Rule of Law is a conservative activist group. Their stated purpose is "defending the institutions of our republic."

Unlike many of their fellow members of the GOP, they are not fans of President Donald Trump. Also unlike most Republicans, they aren't afraid to voice their opposition to the President and any of his enablers in Congress or elsewhere.

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Ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, testified before the House Intelligence Committee in what many saw as a damning testimony against President Donald Trump.

After further confirming there was, in fact, a quid pro quo instructed from the President through his personal lawyer and unofficial Ukraine diplomat Rudy Giuliani, Sondland also testified that those in the highest levels of Trump's administration, Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, knew of his efforts.

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President Donald Trump's Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney admitted that the Trump administration withheld congressionally allocated military aid from Ukraine on the condition that officials there investigate the conspiracy theory that a DNC server tucked away in Ukraine reveals that Democrats colluded with Ukrainians to frame Russia for hacking the 2016 election.

Mulvaney's admission struck a critical blow to the long-held Republican talking point that there was no "quid pro quo" offered by Trump to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky when Trump asked Zelensky to investigate his political rivals for personal gain.

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Since President Donald Trump's pressure on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Trump's political rival—former Vice President Joe Biden—spurred an impeachment inquiry, Republicans have scrambled to defend the President's actions. Days before, Trump withheld pre-approved military aid to Ukraine, leading many to think Ukraine's receipt of the aid depended on its eagerness to do Trump's bidding.

Among the main GOP talking points was the claim that there was no "official quid pro quo"—or that Trump didn't specifically say, "I will give you this military aid, on the condition that..."

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