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[News]US President Donald Trump Impeached as third Us President in history

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  1. Donald Trump becomes the third US president in history to be impeached
  2. The Democratic-led House voted in favour of two articles of impeachment – abuse of power and obstruction of Congress
  3. He was accused of trying to extract political favours from Ukraine by withholding military aid
  4. Addressing supporters at a rally in Michigan, Mr Trump said Democrats will be punished at the 2020 election
  5. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said it was “tragic” his “reckless actions” made this necessary. “He gave us no choice.”
  6. The next stage is a Senate trial in January, where he will probably be acquitted – as were predecessors Bill Clinton and Andrew Johnson
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Historic day concludes

Donald Trump has now been formally impeached by the House of Representatives for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

Next stop, a trial in the Republican-controlled Senate, where Trump is widely expected to be acquitted by members of his own party.

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Top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi has yet to name the case managers who will act as prosecutors during the trial.

On Thursday, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will speak on the floor of the Senate. He will be the one who sets the rules of how the trial will go and which witnesses will be permitted to testify.

That’s where we end our live coverage, but you can catch up on all of Wednesday’s drama in our main news story here:

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Watch Trump react to being impeached

Washington Post front page marks historic vote

In case you missed it

Here’s Nancy Pelosi hushing Democrats who began cheering when Trump was impeached.

She has referred to this as a “solemn” day, and said it gives no Democrat joy to impeach the US president.

Donald Trump Impeachment Source: BBC News


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