U.S. Democrats Announce Impeachment Charges Against Trump

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Democrats announced formal charges against President Donald Trump on Tuesday that accuse him of abusing power and obstructing Congress, making him only the third U.S. president in history to face impeachment.

The full House of Representatives is expected to vote on the charges, or articles of impeachment, next week. The chamber, controlled by Democrats, is almost certain to vote to impeach the Republican president, setting the stage for a dramatic trial in the Republican-controlled Senate, likely to begin in January.

House Judiciary Committee chairman, Jerrold Nadler, told reporters that Trump had endangered the U.S. Constitution, undermined the integrity of the 2020 election and jeopardized national security.

“No one, not even the president, is above the law,” Nadler said.

Democrats have moved rapidly in their impeachment inquiry since launching an investigation on Sept. 24 into allegations that Trump pressured Ukraine to investigate a Democratic political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden, in the 2020 elections.

Democrats accuse Trump of abusing power by withholding aid to Ukraine, a vulnerable U.S. ally facing Russian aggression, as well as dangling a possible White House meeting to get Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to launch the investigation.

Republicans accuse Democrats of seeking to overturn the results of the 2016 election with a “witch hunt” against Trump, who denies he did anything wrong. Trump is unlikely to be convicted in the Senate, given it is controlled by his party, but his impeachment may yet have an impact on the campaign trail as Democrats seek to retake control of the White House.

(Reporting by Susan Cornwell, Richard Cowan, David Morgan; Writing by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Ross Colvin and Paul Simao)

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General Confusion
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“Republicans accuse Democrats of seeking to overturn the results of the 2016 election with a “witch hunt” against Trump” Article

BEFORE the 2016 election, the then Republicans were campainging that they had enough evidence to pursue a President Hillary Clinton for a minimum of 2 to 4 YEARS of investigations. They promised to make her life hell, even if there was no thruth behind any of their allegations.

So there’s that.

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“That’s fine, yeah yeah.” Victor Deutchman

I am confused, Victor, so please help me out.

Are you saying that you are O.K. with our rogue king getting away with the serious things that he did? Say it ain’t so, Victor!

By your logic, would you then agree that a Democratic president should also get off Scott free for doing similar things against us, our Constiution, and our country? Really? Because that sure sounds like what you are telling us.

Victor Deutchman
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They deserve what they get. They spent the first two years of the Trump administration doing absolutely nothing, and got voted out.

General Confusion
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“Republicans accuse Democrats of seeking to overturn the results of the 2016 election with a “witch hunt” against Trump, who denies he did anything wrong.” Article And that is a problem. The American Fascist Party cannot dispute the evidence, some of it even supported or released by the president himself, so all they have been doing is attacking the process. The main question that remains to be answered is whether the Senate will remain loyal to their Dear Leader or whether they will grow a backbone and stay loyal to our Constitution, to which they swore an oath, and the… Read more »

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