Joe Biden becomes heated over question regarding Ukraine

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Democratic lawmakers on Friday demanded that the White House turn over documents related to allegations that President Donald Trump pressured Ukraine for political favors, as the explosive impeachment investigation against the U.S. leader intensified.

US Democratic lawmakers have demanded documents from the White House as part of their impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

Johnson defended Trump's request for Ukraine to investigate his potential 2020 political opponent Joe Biden.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., walks to a secure facility in the Capitol to prepare for depositions in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump on October 1, 2019.

"This subpoena changes nothing - just more document requests, wasted time, and taxpayer dollars that will ultimately show the President did nothing wrong", White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said in a statement.

But Democrats are accusing Trump of speeding down "a route of defiance, obstruction and hide-up" and warning that defying the Residence subpoena would in itself be considered as "evidence of obstruction" and a potentially an impeachable offense. It comes as the Democratic-led House Intelligence Committee plans to issue more subpoenas in the coming days as it pushes ahead with the investigation.

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Trump argued that it was normal for him to raise the issue of Biden in the phone call and that he had spoken to the public many times on the issue as well.

"He has indicted himself by his own statements", Biden added, one day after Trump openly called for both Beijing and Kiev to investigate the Democrat for corruption.

Speaking after a firefighter memorial service in Maine, Collins said Trump made a "big mistake" when he piled on his outreach to Ukraine by publicly calling on China to investigate the Bidens. "As everybody knows, we've been treated very unfairly, very different from anybody else", he said.

In a tweet early Saturday, Trump said that "the so-called Whistleblower's account of my ideal phone call is 'way off, ' not even close".

The Prosecutor General's Office later said that among the cases they are reviewing, there are 15 where Zlochevsky is mentioned.

Romney lost his race against President Barack Obama in 2012, but as a member of the Senate would be in position to vote on Trump's removal if the House impeaches the president.

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Trump pressed Zelenskiy in a July 25 phone call to investigate the Bidens.

A defiant President Donald Trump refused to confirm on Friday that he will cooperate with an impeachment investigation in the US Congress.

In Trump's July telephone call with Ukraine's president, Trump referred to a discredited conspiracy theory that aims to cast doubt on Russia's role in the 2016 hacking of the Democratic National Committee and alleges that Ukraine had spread disinformation during the USA election.

The White House has planned to send a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arguing that Congress can not undertake an impeachment investigation without first having a vote to authorize it.

MSNBC anchor Richard Lui asked Painter about what he thought of the argument of congressional Republicans that there needs to be a vote on impeachment.

The messages were released by the House Intelligence Committee after Thursday's 10-hour interview with one of those involved, Kurt Volker. Gordon Sondland, the USA ambassador to the European Union, and former Ukraine ambassador Marie Yovanovitch are both expected to appear before lawmakers, according to congressional sources.

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