The phone call that could get Trump impeached

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The impeachment inquiry into President Trump started with a phone call. And what makes it noteworthy is actually how simple it is.

Trump’s White House released a rough transcript of his call with Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky. It shows Trump asking a foreign country to investigate a man who could challenge him in the 2020 election: Joe Biden. But to understand exactly what Trump wanted Zelensky to do, we have to get into a theory Trump has peddled about Biden.

To read more about the Trump impeachment inquiry, keep up with's coverage here:

This piece from Vox's Zack Beauchamp explains what the transcript actually is:

This piece by Vox's Alex Ward gives more background on Ukraine's comedian-turned-president, Volodymyr Zelensky:

And this piece from Bloomberg walks through what exactly happened with Burisma — the company Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, was on the board of: is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out

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