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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 Trump’s political rivals, an issue at the heart of the chamber’s impeachment inquiry.{mosads}

The letter contains more than a dozen text message exchanges involving Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s personal attorney; Kurt Volker, 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.  

Read the full release here:

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