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Trump impeachment inquiry: All the latest updates
US President Donald Trump speaks to reporters after arriving aboard Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews [Jonathan Ernst/Reuters]
DAILYNEWS Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the United States House of Representatives has announced a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump acquiescing to mounting pressure from fellow Democrats and plunging a deeply divided nation into an election-year clash between Congress and the president.
The announcement last week came amid reports Trump may have abused his presidential powers and sought help from a foreign government to undermine former Vice President Joe Biden, the current Democratic frontrunner and help his own re-election. 
In a summer phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky Trump asked for help investigating Biden, according to a White House-released summary of the call. In the days before the call, Trump ordered advisers to freeze $400m in military aid for Ukraine - prompting speculation that he was using the money as leverage for information on Biden. Trump has denied that charge but acknowledged he blocked the funds which were later released.
The Trump-Ukraine phone call is part of the whistle-blower's complaint that was released last week.
Trump has blasted the inquiry as "Witch-Hunt garbage" and said he had done nothing wrong. 
As a formal impeachment inquiry in the House gets under way, here are all the latest updates: 

Tuesday, October 8

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