House Intelligence Committee releases impeachment report

United States House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff speaking at a news conference on the Trump impeachment inquiry on Tuesday in Washington. The Democratic Party-controlled House Intelligence Committee has released a report laying out its
United States House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff speaking at a news conference on the Trump impeachment inquiry on Tuesday in Washington. The Democratic Party-controlled House Intelligence Committee has released a report laying out its case, citing two instances of alleged misconduct by US President Donald Trump.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Move comes on eve of US House Judiciary Committee hearings

The clock has ticked closer to impeachment for United States President Donald Trump as the Democratic Party-controlled House Intelligence Committee released a report laying out its case - immediately drawing scathing criticism of the move from the White House, which compared it to the "ramblings of a basement blogger".

The 300-page report cited two instances of alleged misconduct by the President: obstruction of the House inquiry, and withholding an official White House meeting and US military aid from Ukraine on condition that its leader investigate Mr Trump's political rival.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 05, 2019, with the headline 'House Intelligence Committee releases impeachment report'. Print Edition | Subscribe