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Trump becomes Third US President to be Impeached in History

As President Trump officially became the third US president to be impeached, he was on stage at a “Merry Christmas” rally in Michigan laying into Democrats and claiming they’ve “branded themselves with an eternal mark of shame.”

The House voted after nearly 6 hours of debate on Wednesday night to impeach President Trump for his conduct toward Ukraine and his refusal to cooperate with the inquiry, making him only the third US president to be impeached in history.

Democrats had more than enough votes to approve the two articles of impeachment against Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

The House voted 230-197 to charge Trump for abuse of power and 229-198 for blocking Congress.

Even with two democratic defections on the first, three on the second and presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) voting “present” on both.

Wednesday’s action would result in a trial in the Republican-led Senate that would require a two-thirds vote to remove the president from office.

At the heart of the Democrats’ case is the allegation that Trump tried to influence a White House meeting and military aid, to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to launch an investigation of former vice president Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden, sought by Ukraine to combat Russian military aggression, And a probe of the unfounded claim that Kyiv conspired with Democrats to intervene in the presidential election of 2016.

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