As Ukraine war intensifies, questions from first Trump impeachment linger

Posted on AllSides April 13th, 2022
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It’s easy to forget amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine that the war-torn country and its suddenly beloved leader were at the center of Donald Trump’s first impeachment in 2019.

But that seemingly distant chapter of American politics — when the American president secretly withheld military assistance for Ukraine before asking President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to announce an investigation of his political opponents — has a direct tie-in to today’s war, according to lawmakers and witnesses central to that first impeachment probe.

At the time, Zelenskyy desperately needed lethal aid, and a united front...

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