Trump impeached in U.S. House's historic vote

Source : 112 Ukraine

Donald Trump became the third U.S. president to be impeached
09:20, 19 December 2019

The New York Times

U.S. President Donald Trump has become the third president in history of the USA to be impeached after its House of Representatives voted to approve both articles of impeachment over his request of Ukraine to investigate political rivals, USA Today reports

House approved both articles of impeachment: Trump was accused of abusing his power by asking Ukrainian officials to announce investigations into Bidens, which would benefit his reelection, and of obstructing Congress.

Overall, there were 230 votes in favor of Trump's impeachment.

Related: Trump would like Senate to consider impeachment issue soon, - White House

Now the proceedings move to Republican-led Senate, two-thirds majority of which required to remove the president.

As we reported earlier, U.S. President Donald Trump wants an impeachment trial to go forward in the U.S. Senate because he would receive due process there and he expects Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden would be among the witnesses, Reuters informed.

“President Trump wants to have a trial in the Senate because it’s clearly the only chamber where he can expect fairness and receive due process under the Constitution,” spokesman Hogan Gidley said in a statement.

Related: U.S. House Judicial Committee votes on Trump impeachment articles

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