The Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee, which is due to begin weighing possible articles of impeachment against Trump next week, sent a two-page letter to the president setting a deadline of 5 pm EDT (2200 GMT) on December 6 for the president's counsel to specify intended actions under the committee's impeachment procedures.
Trump likens the impeachment inquiry against him to a "witch hunt".
The Dec. 4 hearing follows closed-door depositions by the Intelligence, Oversight, and Foreign Affairs committees, and two weeks of public hearings in front of the Intelligence Committee which focused on Trump's approach to foreign policy in Ukraine.
"[Schiff] has put himself into that position ..."
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Majority Democrats say the report will speak for itself in laying out possible charges of bribery or "high crimes and misdemeanors", the constitutional standard for impeachment.
Collins attacked the speedy timeline that Democratic leaders are pursuing, one that appears aimed at concluding an impeachment vote in the House before Christmas rather, he argued, than providing appropriate due process for the president.
Not a single House Republican supported establishing the chamber's impeachment process after the recent public hearings.
Political analysts say the ultimate verdict will come in next year's United States elections for president and Congress, and candidates from both parties have used the impeachment issue to ramp up their campaigns. "That's why this is proceeding. I see it simply as a global Watergate".
Just as Nixon delegated people to get dirt on a political opponent, Klobuchar added, "that's basically what this president has done on a global basis".
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NBC News reports that House Intelligence Committee members will be able to view a draft of the report beginning late Monday.
His firm Rosemont Seneca Partners LLC, "received regular transfers into one of its accounts - usually more than $166,000 a month - from Burisma from spring 2014 through fall 2015, during a period when Vice President Biden was the main US official dealing with Ukraine and its tense relations with Russian Federation", according to reports.
Todd pressed Kennedy on whether he was concerned that he had been "duped" by Russian propaganda, noting reports that US intelligence officials recently briefed senators that "this is a Russian intelligence propaganda campaign in order to get people like you to say these things about Ukraine".
Kennedy responded that he had received no such warning.
"I wasn't briefed. Dr. Hill is entitled to her opinion", Kennedy said, referring to former National Security Council Russia adviser Fiona Hill, who testified in the impeachment inquiry last month.
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