Lawmakers on the House Judiciary Committee are holding their second debate over the impeachment articles in as many days on Thursday night, seeking to iron out the wording of the "abuse of power" and obstruction charges.
To convict the president and remove him from office two-thirds of the Senate's vote is required.
It was also shown that support for the inquiry was split along party lines, with less than ten percent of Republicans supporting impeachment, compared to 84 percent of Democrats.
Republicans requested another hearing and said their rights had been trampled in the inquiry but were voted down by the panel's Democratic majority.
Republicans repeatedly asserted that the president has committed no crime, and they quickly moved to dismiss the first charge in the nine-page resolution, abuse of power. Debbie Lesko (R-Ariz.) saying "the rules have been thrown out the window here in this process" while slamming the "closed-door hearings in the basement" held by House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-Calif.). "I've heard very little in the way of any substantive defenses of the president's conduct, but instead focus, again, on some very farcical process arguments, in my view".
The first article accuses Trump of withholding US military aid and a White House meeting from Ukraine in an attempt to pressure that nation to investigate his political rivals.
According to reports, House Democrats are trying to vote on articles of impeachment before the Christmas break, which starts at the end of next week.
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"This notion of abuse of power is the lowest of low-energy impeachment theories", said Republican Representative Matt Gaetz.
Republican Jim Jordan contended the process was being driven by animus towards Trump and his allies.
Daniels alleged she engaged in a sexual relationship with Trump years ago, while he was married to Melania Trump, and was given a hush-money payment from Trump's then fixer and attorney Michael Cohen ahead of the 2016 presidential elections. Voters in the United Kingdom are turning out for a general election.
Mr Trump has indicated he would like to see witnesses called such as Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, who worked for a Ukrainian gas firm that the U.S. president wanted investigated.
Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee retorted that Trump had "perpetrated constitutional crimes". The full Democratic-led House is likely to follow suit next week, making Trump the third president in USA history to be impeached.
The White House has refused to participate in the House inquiry, ordering key figures swept up in the Ukraine saga not to testify, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney.
Saying that he was born in Georgia when "Jim Crow was alive and well" Johnson said that Trump's crimes were a threat to our democracy.
The Senate is expected to hold a trial next month on the charges and acquit the president.