US Trump impeached

US President Donald J. Trump speaking in a past press briefing (Photo Credit: Reuters)

US President Donald J. Trump speaking in a past press briefing (Photo Credit: Reuters)

December 19th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – The United States House of Representatives on Wednesday impeached President Donald J. Trump who is charged with criminal abuse of power and obstructing Congress’ impeachment investigation.

He is the third president in U.S. history to be impeached since Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton.

The first article of impeachment charges Trump with criminal abuses of power, including bribing foreign power Ukraine to interfere in the 2020 elections. Later, a majority of the House of Representatives voted in favor of the second article of impeachment – obstruction of Congress.

The trial will be held in January to acquit Trump or indict him and remove him from office, which now moves to the Republican-majority Senate.

Analysts believe there is little to no chance the Senate will remove Trump from office. In order to be removed from office, two-thirds of the Senate need to vote in favour.

However, controlling the majority of the Senate, the Republicans have made it clear they are staunchly against removing Trump from the Presidency.

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