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Live updates: Trump says he will ‘strongly consider’ testifying in writing in impeachment probe – The Washington Post, The Washington Post

President Trump said Monday that he will “strongly consider” testifying in writing as part of the impeachment inquiry at the outset of a week in which eight current and former officials are scheduled to publicly testify about his controversial actions regarding Ukraine.

In morning tweets, Trump said he might take up House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on a suggestion she made over the weekend. Trump also claimed that the rules of the inquiry had been “rigged” by Pelosi and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.), Who has summoned four witnesses to appear before his panel on Tuesday alone.

Democrats are seeking to prove that Trump leveraged military assistance and an Oval Office meeting in exchange for investigations of former vice president Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden and a debunked theory concerning purported Ukrainian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

● A former White House national security official told House investigators that Gordon Sondland, ambassador to the European Union, wasacting at Trump’s behest.

Majority of young voters favor impeachment and removal

A new poll finds that 58 percent of likely general election voters under age 30 think that Trump should be impeached and removed from office.

(The question was included ina survey of 18 – to 29 – year-oldsconducted for the Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School on a wide range of issues . Among the other findings released Monday: 48 percent of likely general election voters under 30 support dismantling the electoral college and electing the president by the national popular vote. Twenty-eight percent opposed the idea, with the remainder unsure.

(ByJohn Wagner

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