The Democratic-led House of Representatives judiciary committee, tasked with considering charges known as articles of impeachment, had given Mr Trump until 6pm on Sunday (10am AEDT on Monday) to say whether he would dispatch a lawyer to take part in the judiciary panel's proceeding on Wednesday.
With the House Intel Committee Democrats writing up its report on the impeachment inquiry after the past few weeks of hearings, Republicans have been working on a counter-report of their own, the details of which are now being reported in some news outlets.
Members of the intelligence panel will review the report in a classified setting on Monday evening and the full committee will consider and vote on it on Tuesday before forwarding it to the judiciary committee, according to an intelligence committee official and a person familiar with the matter.
Committee ranking member Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) speaks as Chairman Rep.
In their report, Republicans asserted that the evidence found throughout the impeachment inquiry "does not establish that President Trump pressured Ukraine" to investigate the Bidens "for the goal of benefiting him in the 2020 election".
Roughly a dozen witnesses have offered sworn public testimony before House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff.
"More importantly, an invitation to an academic discussion with law professors does not begin to provide the President with any semblance of a fair process", said Cipollone.
Ukraine's president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, has argued that he did not feel pressured by Trump, although he told reporters in an interview released Monday that it was not right for one strategic partner to "go blocking anything" for another partner - particularly when one is at war, as Ukraine is with Russian Federation.
"Under the current circumstances, we do not intend to participate in your Wednesday hearing", Cipollone added.
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The call prompted a whistleblower complaint from a member of the intelligence community, which led to the impeachment inquiry. Back during Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference of the 2016 election, Trump originally said he would cooperate and answer Mueller's questions, but he then decided not to for fear of getting caught in a "perjury trap"-because I guess the idea of just not lying wasn't an option, then or now, apparently".
Schiff has said "there's nothing for me to testify about", that he isn't a "fact" witness and that Republicans are only trying to "mollify the president, and that's not a good reason to try to call a member of Congress as a witness".
The Republican-controlled Senate, where any impeachment trial would be held, is highly unlikely to vote to oust Trump. "He's made a judgment now and I think that's probably the right judgment".
Mr. Collins said Mr. Trump's actions can be explained.
Trump in a July 25 phone call to Zelensky asked for an investigation into Joe Biden's efforts to oust a prosecutor who had been probing Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings, which gave Hunter Biden a cushy gig on the board of directors despite a lack of experience.
ABC News' Katherine Faulders and John Santucci contributed reporting to this article.
To McClintock, Trump was using "the blunt talk of a Manhattan businessman" and "was entirely within his constitutional authority" in his dealings with Ukraine's leader.