US President Donald Trump impeached on two counts; faces trial in Senate

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Washington DC: The US President Donald Trump has been impeached on two counts by the House of Representatives and this has set the stage for his trial in the Senate that would decide whether or not he would remain in office.

Trump has become third US president to be impeached.

Trump has been impeached for (1) abuse of power by soliciting the interference of Ukraine in the 2020 U.S. presidential election, and (2) obstruction of Congress by directing defiance of certain subpoenas issued by the House of Representatives.

As Republicans have majority in the Senate, it is unlikely he will be removed from power. Hence there is every indication that the House of Representative might delay sending the Articles of impeachment to the senate. In this scenario, there would be no acquittal for Trump before the Presidential election later this year.

The House on Wednesday, 18 December 2019 considered and gave its nod to the House Resolution (H. Res. 755) impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors (On Agreeing to the Resolution). After the House proceeded with six hours of debate on H. Res. 755, the Senate agreed to Article I and II of the Resolution impeaching Donald John Trump for high crimes and misdemeanors
Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors.

H.Res.755 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) was introduced in House on 12 October 2019. The resolution contained 2 articles of impeachment of the President: (1) abuse of power by soliciting the interference of Ukraine in the 2020 U.S. presidential election, and (2) obstruction of Congress by directing defiance of certain subpoenas issued by the House of Representatives.


H RES 767      YEA-AND-NAY      18-Dec-2019      11:46 AM
QUESTION:  On Ordering the Previous Question
BILL TITLE: Providing for consideration of the resolution (H. Res. 755) impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors

YEASNAYSPRESNV
DEMOCRATIC2282 2
REPUBLICAN 195 2
INDEPENDENT1   
TOTALS2291974

H RES 767      RECORDED VOTE      18-Dec-2019      11:55 AM
QUESTION:  On Agreeing to the Resolution
BILL TITLE: Providing for consideration of the resolution (H. Res. 755) impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors

AYESNOESPRESNV
DEMOCRATIC2272 3
REPUBLICAN 195 2
INDEPENDENT1   
TOTALS2281975

H RES 755      YEA-AND-NAY      18-Dec-2019      8:32 PM
QUESTION:  On Agreeing to Article I of the Resolution
BILL TITLE: Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors

YEASNAYSPRESNV
DEMOCRATIC229211
REPUBLICAN 195 2
INDEPENDENT1   
TOTALS23019713

H RES 755      RECORDED VOTE      18-Dec-2019      8:50 PM
QUESTION:  On Agreeing to Article II of the Resolution
BILL TITLE: Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors

AYESNOESPRESNV
DEMOCRATIC228311
REPUBLICAN 195 2
INDEPENDENT1   
TOTALS22919813

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