19 December 2019 - Trump impeached by House of Representatives
President Trump Impeached By The House In Historic Rebuke
Philip Ewing (NPR, 18/12/2019)
House lawmakers voted to impeach President Trump on Wednesday in only the third such rebuke in American history.
The move triggers a trial for Trump in the Senate, expected in January — one in which majority Republicans are likely to permit him to retain his office.
The vote was 230 to 197 on the first of two articles of impeachment — abuse of power — with one member voting present. The House then passed the second article — obstruction of Congress — with a vote of 229 to 198, with one member voting present.
Trump has been impeached, but he's still President. What's next?
Zachary B. Wolf and Paul LeBlanc (CNN, 19/12/2019)
U.S. President Donald Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives in a near party-line vote Wednesday. He is still the President.
What comes next is a trial in the Senate early next year that could, but probably won't, cost him the White House.
What happens next in the impeachment of President Trump?
Amber Philips (The Washington Post, 18/12/2019)
President Trump entered the history books in a new category Wednesday: he is the third president in U.S. history to have been impeached by the House.
The two votes on impeachment brings to an end the House's months-long inquiry into whether Trump improperly pressured Ukraine to conduct investigations that would benefit him politically.
The House’s Sad, Predictable, Partisan, and Historic Impeachment of Donald Trump
Susan B. Glasser (The New Yorker, 18/12/2019)
It was a sad day—on that, at least, everyone could agree. On her way to the House floor, soon after 9 A.M., to begin the historic debate on the impeachment of Donald Trump, the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, told reporters that she felt “sad.” She and other Democrats had coördinated to dress in funereal black, a sartorial nod to the moment. Doug Collins, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, was also “sad,” he told “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday morning, because Democrats wanted only to impeach Trump and prevent him from doing his “amazing” work—an observation that the President liked so much that he promptly tweeted it.