Thursday, 19 December 2019

President Trump impeached by House of Representatives

  President Donald J Trump has made history as the third American president to be impeached in 151 years. America’s 45th president was impeached by the House of Representatives on Wednesday evening, December 18, 2019 based on two articles of impeachment brought against him.

 The Democratic-controlled House Judiciary Committee approved two charges against Trump last week. The first charge borders on abuse of power.

   The president was accused of trying to pressurize Ukrainian counterpart, President Volodymyr Zelensky to smear his political rival, Democratic presidential contender, Joe Biden through his son, Hunter. The second charge says the president is obstructing Congress, by failing to co-operate with the House’s impeachment investigation.

   However, the articles of impeachment, the political equivalent of an indictment, now go to the Senate next month, January 2020 for trial. If Trump is acquitted by the Republican-led chamber, as expected, he would be free to run for re-election in 2020.

  Meanwhile, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, speaking right after the House impeached President Trump, said today is “a great day for the Constitution” but “a sad day for America.” “I could not be prouder or more inspired by the moral courage of the House Democrats.

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