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Name-drops highlight just how different parties’ impeachment narratives are

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Name-drops highlight just how different parties' impeachment narratives are

Democrats and Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee released their own impeachment reports this week. They could not be more different.

Democrats started your report saying the investigation "uncovered a months-long effort by" President Donald Trump "to use his office's powers to solicit foreign interference on his behalf in the 2020 elections." The Republicans, meanwhile, said There was no evidence of any irregularity on Trump's part.

A way of seeing to what extent the two narratives differ? Count how many times some of the key figures in the Trump / Ukraine nexus are mentioned.

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In the 300-page Democratic report, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, the two indicted associates of Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who helped him in his efforts in Ukraine, were mentioned 144 times. In the 123-page GOP report, the two men were not mentioned.

Another example of the disparity is the frequency with which Giuliani and Trump's ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, are mentioned in each report. The Democrats named Giuliani and Sondland a total of 1,136 times. Republicans, on the other hand, mentioned both only 306 times.

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