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President Donald Trump impeached by US House on two charges

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Posted at 8:26 PM, Dec 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-18 22:05:19-05

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House has impeached President Donald Trump on two charges, sending his case to the Senate for trial in January to decide whether to remove him from office.

The articles of impeachment accuse him of abusing the power of the presidency to investigate a political rival ahead of the 2020 election and then obstructing Congress' investigation.

Trump becomes the third president in U.S. history to be impeached.

Democrats control the House, and the voting was almost entirely along party lines.

The Senate is controlled by Trump's Republican Party, and it is almost certain he will be acquitted there.

He proclaims his innocence daily, and says the Democrats will pay a price for impeaching him.


The U.S. House has impeached President Donald Trump on a charge he abused the power of his office to investigate a political rival ahead of the 2020 election.

Trump becomes the third president in U.S. history to be impeached.

A majority of the House then approve the second charge, obstruction of Congress.

Democrats control the House, and the voting was mostly along party lines.

The charges against Trump will next go to the Republican-controlled Senate for a trial in January. Trump, who says he's done nothing wrong, would almost certainly be acquitted there.


The U.S. House has impeached President Donald Trump on a charge he abused the power of his office to investigate a political rival ahead of the 2020 election.

Trump becomes the third president in U.S. history to be impeached.

The House is also expected to approve the second charge, obstruction of Congress, as voting continues Wednesday evening.

Democrats control the House, and the voting was mostly along party lines. The charges against Trump will next go to the Republican-controlled Senate for a trial in January.

Trump, who says he's done nothing wrong, would almost certainly be acquitted there.