House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. | Susan Walsh, Associated Press

The House Intelligence Committee has released a 300-page report of its findings in the impeachment inquiry, which a GOP report calls ‘orchestrated campaign to upend our political system.’

WASHINGTON — The House Intelligence Committee released its impeachment report Tuesday, accusing President Donald Trump of soliciting a foreign government to interfere in the 2020 election to his benefit.

The 300-page document comes after more than two months of investigations and hearings delving into the president’s dealings with Ukraine, finding Trump abused the power of his office and obstructed House investigators during the probe.

“The president engaged in this course of conduct for the benefit of his own presidential reelection, to harm the election prospects of a political rival, and to influence our nation’s upcoming presidential election to his advantage,” the report stated. “In doing so, the president placed his own personal and political interests above the national interests of the United States, sought to undermine the integrity of the U.S. presidential election process, and endangered U.S. national security.”

Read the House Intelligence Committee’s full report.

Jon Elswick, Associated Press
The report from Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee on the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump is photographed in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019.

Committee members will vote, likely along party lines, later Tuesday to forward the report to the House Judiciary Committee that will begin a new round of hearings Wednesday. The Judiciary proceedings will consider drafting articles of impeachment that could be voted on by the House before Christmas. If the House votes to impeach, the Senate must hold a trial that would either acquit or …read more

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