Democrats Unveil Articles of Impeachment Against Trump

In News 2019-12-10 15:39:04
Democrats Unveil Articles of Impeachment Against Trump
Democrats Unveil Articles of Impeachment Against Trump

By Jude Chukwuemeka

 

Democratic-controlled US House Judiciary Committee has unveiled charges against President Donald Trump in an impeachment move against him. The first article revealed by committee chief Jerry Nadler accuses Mr Trump of abuse of power and the second accuses him of obstructing Congress.

 

First, the president is said to have withheld aid to Ukraine for domestic political reasons. He insists he has done "nothing wrong" and dismissed the process as "madness".

 

If the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee votes to approve the articles later this week, they will then be submitted to the lower chamber for a full vote. It is suggested that by Christmas, democrats would have impeached Trump.

 

CNN reports that if the articles are approved by the House - which is controlled by the Democrats - an impeachment trial in the Republican-held Senate will take place, possibly early in January.

 

The impeachment process was launched after an anonymous whistleblower complained to Congress in September about a July phone call by Mr Trump to the president of Ukraine.

 

If the House of Representatives votes to impeach Donald J Trump, he will join Andrew Johnson (1868) and Bill Clinton (1998) as the only other presidents to be sanctioned in this way since American independence.