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The US State Department has released records relating to the Trump administration’s dealings with Ukraine.

Documents were released to the ethics watchdog American Oversight after a freedom of information request.

The records show repeated contacts between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Mr Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

US ties with Ukraine are at the centre of an impeachment investigation against Mr Trump.

The president is accused of withholding aid to Ukraine that had been approved by Congress to pressure the country into investigating his political rival Joe Biden.

Mr Trump has declared the inquiry a “witch hunt” and denies any wrongdoing.

What do the documents say?

Mr Giuliani has been accused of trying to discredit former Ukraine ambassador Marie Yovanovitch while running a shadow US foreign policy on Ukraine. There have been questions over what Secretary of State Mike Pompeo knew.

The records show Mr Pompeo and Mr Giuliani repeatedly spoke to one another – although the topics of those conversations remain unknown.

Emails among the documents suggest the pair spoke on the phone on 27 and 29 March.

The second call came after Mr Giuliani’s staff emailed a personal assistant to President Trump, Madeleine Westerhout, to ask if she had a phone number for Mr Pompeo. Read more

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The US State Department has released records relating to the Trump administration’s dealings with Ukraine.

The US State Department has released records relating to the Trump administration’s dealings with Ukraine.

The US State Department has released records relating to the Trump administration’s dealings with Ukraine.

The US State Department has released records relating to the Trump administration’s dealings with Ukraine.

The US State Department has released records relating to the Trump administration’s dealings with Ukraine.