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LAS VEGAS NEVADA- OCTOBER 02 Democratic presidential candidate former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the 2020 Gun Safety Forum hosted by gun control activist groups Giffords and March for Our Lives at Enclave

Trump froze US$400 million in United States aid to Ukraine shortly before speaking to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, prompting accusations from Democrats that he had misused U.S. foreign policy for personal gain.

Biden said Trump's motivation in attacking him and his son Hunter over their role in the ousting of Ukrainian prosecutor, is exclusively political, and reflects his nervousness that he will lose to Biden in a general election match-up.

Trump has maintained he did nothing wrong when he asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Biden and his son during a July 25 telephone call, which came days after Trump froze almost $400 million in military assistance to Ukraine.

In a statement Wednesday, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said that Trump had "betrayed our nation".

The New York Times reports that Biden's campaign asked the site to remove the ad because it makes false accusations. The phone call is at the center of an impeachment push from Democrats.

Trump has defended the propriety of those actions and also called for the government of China to investigate the Biden family, too.

Earlier Wednesday, Trump called for ending the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry "for the good of the Country", claiming it was tainted with political bias, and said the whistleblower at the heart of the complaint should be "exposed and properly questioned".

Fox News said Trey Gowdy will no longer contribute to its television programs after the former SC representative agreed to help Trump fight his impeachment.

According to the new poll, released Wednesday night, more than half of registered voters nationally - 51 percent - believe the president should be impeached and removed from office.

"The White House letter is only the latest attempt to cover up his betrayal of our democracy, and to insist that the President is above the law", she wrote.

Marie Yovanovitch, who was recalled by Trump as US ambassador to Ukraine, isn't expected to appear voluntarily on Friday, as scheduled, for closed-door testimony before House committees leading the impeachment investigation, said a House official.

The direct call marks a noted shift for the former vice president, who had not gone as far as most of his Democratic presidential rivals in calling for Trump's impeachment. "I think Rudy's got a story to tell".

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