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Democrats controlling three House committees have released their impeachment report, alleging President Trump acted to solicit foreign interference in US elections and impeded Congress' investigative efforts. The 300-page report draws its conclusions from a comprehensive record of more than two months of testimony from US diplomats, officials, whistleblowers, witnesses and experts.
“The impeachment inquiry into Donald J. Trump, the 45th president of the United States, uncovered a months long effort by President Trump to use the powers of his office to solicit foreign interference on his behalf in the 2020 election," the report reads.
The report was formally approved by the House Intelligence Committee and now goes to the House Judiciary Committee, where specific articles of impeachment are expected to be drafted.
The report landed the day after President Trump touched down in London for NATO talks. Lecturer in US foreign policy and politics Gorana Grgic joined Radio National's 'A Foreign Affair' program to discuss how the genesis and process of these impeachment proceedings intersect with US foreign policy under President Trump.
Experts from across the United States Studies Centre, including Dr Grgic, recently published a collection of essays on the history, politics and popular support for impeachment.