Trump Press Holds Conference As Impeachment Inquiry Builds The press conference with visiting Finnish President Sauli Niinistö comes as House Democrats are threatening a fresh subpoena for White House documents relating to the growing Ukraine scandal.
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Trump Holds Press Conference As Impeachment Inquiry Builds

President Trump greets Finnish President Sauli Niinistö on the South Portico of the White House on Wednesday. They are holding a joint press conference amid a building impeachment inquiry into Trump. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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President Trump greets Finnish President Sauli Niinistö on the South Portico of the White House on Wednesday. They are holding a joint press conference amid a building impeachment inquiry into Trump.

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Updated at 4:35 p.m. ET

President Trump held a press conference Wednesday with visiting Finnish President Sauli Niinistö, as the impeachment probe into Trump's conduct intensifies.

Trump faced questions about the House inquiry that was sparked by a whistleblower complaint that accuses Trump of pressuring Ukraine's president to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.

Watch the full press conference.

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Trump has continued to defend the call, saying he did nothing improper. Earlier Wednesday, he blasted Democrats on Twitter for "wasting everyone's time and energy."

House Democrats have threatened the White House with a subpoena for documents related to the call if it does not comply with their requests.

Earlier on Wednesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged that he was listening to the phone call with Ukraine's president after evading earlier questions about his knowledge of the conversation.