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The Latest On President Trump And Ukraine

US President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference on February 16, 2017, at the White House in Washington, DC.
Trump announced Alexander Acosta as his new nominee to head the US Department of Labor, after his first choice, Andrew Puzder, withdrew from consideration.
US President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference on February 16, 2017, at the White House in Washington, DC. Trump announced Alexander Acosta as his new nominee to head the US Department of Labor, after his first choice, Andrew Puzder, withdrew from consideration.

Democratic lawmakers are contemplating whether to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, who allegedly pressured Ukraine to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in exchange for a U.S. military aid package.

The facts of the communication between Trump and Ukraine are still unclear. Trump’s supporters claim there’s no evidence of such a deal.

Last week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked the White House to turn over the transcript of Trump’s conversation with Ukraine, or else the president might face an escalation in the House’s investigation of the accusations.

President Trump focused much of his messaging this weekend not on his own actions, but on former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, who did business in the former Soviet republic.

There is no evidence of wrongdoing by either Biden.

We unpack the latest.

Produced by Avery J.C. Kleinman

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Ron Elving, Senior editor and correspondent, NPR; lecturer, School of Public Affairs, American University; @nprrelving

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