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The House of Representatives approves the ‘impeachment’ against Trump

December 19, 2019


The House of Representatives of the United States has approved this Wednesday in a historic session to open an 'impeachment' in the Senate against the president, Donald Trump, who will thus become the third president of the country to face a political trial.

Trump thus becomes the first Republican president disapproved by the House of Representatives, given that Richard Nixon (1969-1974) resigned before the process against him by the 'Watergate' reached this point.

The House of Representatives approves the ‘impeachment’ against Trump
The House of Representatives approves the ‘impeachment’ against Trump

In general terms, he will be the third president to face a political trial in the Senate, after Democrats Andrew Johnson (1865-1869) and Bill Clinton (1993-2001), who were saved by the ruling majority in the Senate.

The Judicial Commission has accused Trump of a charge of abuse of power for pressuring his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodimir Zelenski, to open two investigations that would benefit him for reelection in 2020: one on the alleged corrupts of the Democratic candidate Joe Biden and his Son Hunter in his business in Ukraine and another on “the discredited theory” that it was that country, not Russia, that interfered in the 2016 elections.

Trump is also accused of a second charge of obstruction to Congress for rejecting the requirements made by the House of Representatives for both information and appearance in the context of the impeachment investigation. According to the Judicial Commission, it also ordered government officials and agencies to ignore parliamentary requests in this regard.

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