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As this newsletter hits your inbox, some members of Congress are gaining access to the classified whistleblower report on Trump and Ukraine that led to Democrats launching a formal impeachment probe.
The big picture: U.S. presidents don't normally ask other world leaders to intervene in American politics — especially immediately after being asked about next steps for securing military aid from the U.S.
In the call, President Trump urged Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to speak with Rudy Giuliani — who works for Trump, not the U.S. government — and Attorney General Bill Barr.
Sometime in August, the director of national intelligence referred a whistleblower complaint involving a conversation between Trump and Zelensky to the Justice Department to investigate as a possible campaign finance violation.
Between the lines: Media reports last week said a whistleblower came forward in alarm after a "promise" was made on a phone call between Trump and a world leader, the WashPost first reported.
What they're saying:
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Trump meets with Zelensky at the InterContinental Barclay New York hotel during the United Nations General Assembly.
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As millennials settle down, have kids and look for cheaper houses and good schools, they're migrating out to the suburbs — and creating a different type of live-work-play district that developers are calling "hipsturbia," Axios' Kim Hart reports.