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Nov 12, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

On the eve of the first public hearings in the House impeachment inquiry, President Trump complained that Democrats are relying on "2nd and 3rd hand witnesses," while a memo by Republican staff previewed how they plan to defend him.

The memo, written by GOP staff on the House Intelligence Committee, argues that Trump's "mindset" is key to understanding the July call in which he pressed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former vice president Joe Biden and his son Hunter ...