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  • In a Friday morning interview on “Fox & Friends,” President Donald Trump admitted to doing the key act driving the House’s current impeachment inquiry of his presidency. 
  • Specifically, he admitted to holding up military aid to pressure Ukraine’s government to investigate a baseless conspiracy that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election.
  • Trump referenced a completely discredited conspiracy theory that CrowdStrike, a cybersecurity firm he falsely claimed was owned by Ukrainians, got its hands on a Democratic National Committee server.
  • Trump added, “We’re looking for corruption, there’s tremendous corruption, and why should we be giving hundreds of millions of dollars to countries where there’s this kind of corruption?”
  • In the clip shown below, Trump admits that he withheld military aid appropriated by Congress as leverage to compel a foreign government to launch a politically-motivated investigation.
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