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Donald Trump Has Officially Been Impeached By The US Congress

Donald Trump Has Officially Been Impeached By The US Congress

The US Congress has voted to impeach President Donald Trump.

Trump has been facing allegations of 'multiple federal crimes' after he spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and asked for an investigation into Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden as well as a now-debunked conspiracy theory about the 2016 election.

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A whistleblower leaked details about the call and then the transcripts were made public, leading to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launching an inquiry, back in September.

Trump has also been accused of withholding military aid to Ukraine for his own 'personal political gain', according to NPR.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Two articles of impeachment were moved against the US leader and politicians on both sides in the House of Representatives have tonight voted on whether to proceed with the inquiry.

The vote on the first article, which is abuse of power, has come back with a green light for impeachment, with 230 votes for and 197 against.

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A vote on the second article of impeachment, which is obstruction of Congress, also came back thumbs up, with 229 votes for and 198 against.

Trump is now become the third US president to be impeached. He was seen watching the impeachment proceedings as he held a campaign rally in Michigan.

The President will now go on to face a trial in the Senate.

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Topics: World News, News, politics

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

 

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