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Analysis: Trump's defense on Ukraine goes beyond Nixon's in Watergate

WASHINGTON - As President Donald Trump fights possible impeachment, he has adopted a sweeping argument to defend his demands that Ukrainian authorities investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden - what he calls his "absolute right" to ask foreign leaders to help root out corruption.

"I don't care about Biden's campaign. I care about corruption," Trump said Friday, one of the 27 times he uttered the word "corruption" in a 23-minute news conference.

Asked whether he had requested that any governments investigate corruption not involving his political opponents, Trump was stumped.

"We'd have to look," he said.

He argued that nothing was wrong with

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