Partisan Fireworks as House Panel Readies Trump Impeachment

Official portrait of President Donald J. Trump, Friday, October 6, 2017. (Official White House photo by Shealah Craighead)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House impeachment hearing quickly fell into partisan fighting Monday as lawmakers formally received the investigative findings against President Donald Trump to lay out the case for the charges against him.

Trump and his allies lobbed fresh assaults on the proceedings, which they dismiss as a hoax and a sham.

Democrats said the facts are not in dispute: Trump put himself above the nation as he pressed the president of Ukraine to investigate Democratic rivals at the same time the U.S. was withholding crucial military aid.

Republicans derided the Democrats’ effort as a sham, saying it was merely their attempt to remove Trump from office because they cannot beat him in next November’s election.

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