12/19/2019, 2:25 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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House impeaches Trump on two articles

The United States House of Representatives voted in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump, making him the third president in US history to be impeached.

Democrats, which have a majority in the House, put forward two articles of impeachment against Trump, accusing the president of abuse of power and of obstruction of Congress. A total of 230 representatives voted in favor of the first article while 197 were against and one member, Tulsi Gabbard, abstained. The second article was backed by 229 to 198 which voted against it.

The Senate will now hold a trial to determine if Trump should be removed from office. Trump is unlikely to be ousted as a two-third majority in the Republican-held Senate is needed to do so.

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