READ: Trump officials' texts discussing Ukraine

The Democratic chairmen of three House panels on Thursday night released text message exchanges between several Trump administration officials regarding the administration's dealings with Ukraine.

House Democrats argued in a letter that the messages underscore the administration's efforts to get Ukraine to pursue an investigation into President TrumpDonald John TrumpAdvisor: Sanders could beat Trump in Texas Bloomberg rips Sanders over Castro comments What coronavirus teaches us for preventing the next big bio threat MORE's political rivals, an issue at the heart of the chamber's impeachment inquiry.

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The letter contains more than a dozen text message exchanges involving Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiBill Barr is trying his best to be Trump's Roy Cohn Former US ambassador Yovanovitch lands a book deal: report Kerry responds to Trump accusation he violated Logan Act: 'Another presidential lie' MORE, Trump's personal attorney; Kurt VolkerKurt VolkerGOP senators request details on Hunter Biden's travel for probe Yovanovitch retires from State Department: reports Live coverage: Senators enter second day of questions in impeachment trial MORE, Trump's former envoy to Ukraine; William Taylor, a top official at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine; Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union; and Andriy Yermak, a Ukrainian official.

“These text messages reflect serious concerns raised by a State Department official about the detrimental effects of withholding critical military assistance from Ukraine, and the importance of setting up a meeting between President Trump and the Ukrainian President without further delay,” the chairmen wrote.  

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