“If the accusations are correct, this would be the most serious violation of democratic norms that (United States President Donald) Trump has engaged in,” says Professor Daniel Ziblatt.

He is referring to allegations that the President had, earlier this year, tried to get Ukraine to influence the 2020 US presidential election in Mr Trump’s favour.

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