Democrats unveil 2 articles of impeachment against Donald Trump

Democrats unveil 2 articles of impeachment against Donald Trump

- US House Democrats have unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Trump

- The two articles are abuse of power and obstruction of Congress

- The judiciary committee is expected to vote on whether or not to impeach Trump later this week while the impeachment vote by the full house may happen next week

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House members of the Democratic Party have unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

CNN reports that with the unveiling of the two articles, the judiciary committee of the US House of Representatives could vote on whether or not to impeach President Trump later this week.

The American media reports impeachment vote by the full house may happen next week. Democrats control the house which would make the vote largely symbolic.

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Legit.ng gathers that the impeachment hearing committee announced the two articles on Tuesday, December 10.

Trump is the fourth president in the history of America to face impeachment, but no president has ever been removed from office by means of impeachment.

Trump faces removal from office as US lawmakers unveil 2 articles of impeachment

President Trump is the fourth president in the history of the US to face impeachment. Photo credit: Getty Images
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If Trump is eventually impeached by the house, he will be the third American president to face a trial in the Senate. Richard Nixon resigned rather than face a trial.

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the former first lady of the US, Michelle Obama, described the impeachment hearings of President Trump regarding his dealing with Ukraine as “surreal”.

Impeaching a sitting president requires a 2/3 majority of Senators to vote for removal. Trump's Republic party controls the Senate which makes the prospect of his removal close to impossible in the current hyper-partisan environment which is Washington D.C.

Michelle said though she does not know what many people think about it, she is sure they would recover from it.

"It's surreal. I don't think people know what to make of it. But do I think we can come back from it? Oh yeah," she said.

She continued that the country had been through tough times like depressions and wars and it came out stronger each time.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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