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Armed with a pile of evidence, Democrats move toward impeaching Trump before Christmas

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBENov. 22, 2019, 10:54 AM UTCBy Jonathan AllenWASHINGTON — President Donald Trump presented little in the way of defense in the opening phase of his impeachment proceedings.He refused to give Congress documents. He ordered subordinates to defy subpoenas. And he issued blanket proclamations of his innocence, over Twitter and in exchanges with reporters, without testifying under oath on Capitol Hill.Meanwhile, as Democrats moved one step closer to a House floor vote on impeachment that they expect to hold before Christmas, a string of current and former administration officials collectively described for the ...