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Schiff, Democrats release impeachment probe report accusing Trump of misconduct

Schiff, Democrats release impeachment probe report accusing Trump of misconduct

On Tuesday afternoon, the House Intelligence Committee released its report on the impeachment probe that's dominated much of the discussion in Washington for months now.

The 300-page document — which was publicly released on the same day the Intelligence Committee was scheduled to vote on it and a day before the House Judiciary Committee's first public impeachment hearing — accuses the president of engaging in misconduct with regard to Ukrainian foreign aid, that he obstructed the subsequent House investigation of his conduct, and that he "publicly attacked and intimidated witnesses" who came forward to testify in the probe.

In a statement accompanying the release of the report — which was prepared by Democratic congressional staff — Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), along with Oversight Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) and Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Elliot Engel (D-N.Y.), said that the "evidence is clear" that the president "used the power of his office to pressure Ukraine into announcing investigations" that were "designed to benefit his 2020 presidential reelection campaign," that he "conditioned official acts on the public announcement of these investigations," and that he "engaged in categorical and unprecedented obstruction in order to cover-up his misconduct."

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham responded to the release of the report with a statement, saying, "Chairman Schiff and the Democrats utterly failed to produce any evidence of wrongdoing by President Trump.

Chairman Schiff's report reads like the ramblings of a basement blogger straining to prove something when there is evidence of nothing."

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