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    State Dept. Official Details Trump's Ukraine 'Demands'

    In testimony released yesterday, the State Department's top Ukraine official said President Donald Trump pushed Kyiv to "initiate politically motivated prosecutions" against his Democratic rivals. More specifically, George Kent told congressional investigators last month that Trump wanted to hear Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy publicly implicate Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton. However, Kent clarified that he wasn't privy to firsthand accounts of any such conversations.

    What's next? Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney is reportedly the latest official to have been subpoenaed in the impeachment inquiry against Trump — though he'll likely refuse to show up.

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