The Big Unanswered Questions About the Trump-Ukraine Impeachment Affair
Get Caught Up: 4 Big Questions About The Trump-Ukraine Affair
Each week — and some days, it seems, each hour — brings more clarity to the picture of the Ukraine affair and the political crisis it sparked in Washington over impeachment.
But some of the biggest questions still don't have answers.
Here's a look at where the saga stands, what investigators want to learn, and what major decisions still must be reached before the fever breaks.
No one disputes the basic outlines of the Ukraine affair, including Trump:
He used a combination of personal aides and official State Department diplomats to pressure the government of Ukraine to launch investigations into the family of Vice President Joe Biden and a conspiracy theory about the 2016 cyberattacks against Democrats.
The White House says it sees no problem.
Trump has cited what he's called his responsibility to investigate "corruption," referring to the Biden family. And Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said on Thursday that foreign policy is always political, diplomats work for the president and that everyone needs to "get over it."
Democrats say all this is not only improper but could be grounds for impeachment. Trump invited another foreign government to interfere in another U.S. election, they argue, and defied the will of Congress by halting military assistance to an ally, in Ukraine, against an adversary, in Russia.
Many Republicans in Congress, meanwhile, have blasted what they call Democrats' "illegitimate" impeachment inquiry. And a handful of Trump's supporters have said that ...
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