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Al Jazeera 18 Dec 2019

US House votes to impeach Trump for abuse of power, obstruction


For only the third time in 243 years, a US president has been impeached.
Donald Trump's been charged with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress over his putting pressure on Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden.
The vote came following more than eight hours of divisive debate in the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives.

Al Jazeera's Shihab Rattansi reports from Washington, DC.

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The US House of Representatives passed a resolution to rein in President Donald Trump's ability to engage in future military action against Iran, days after he ordered a drone attack that killed a top Iranian commander.
Trump had not consulted with Congress before Soleimani's killing, and Democrats are calling Trump's decision to order the attack reckless
But the resolution which requires congressional approval is non-binding.
The Senate is expected to debate a similar resolution.

Al Jazeera's Heidi Zhou-Castro reports from Washington, DC.
House impeachment manager Adam Schiff closed out the case for removing President Trump from office on the charge of abuse of power. Schiff used the president's own comments, including during a July 2018 press conference alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, to demonstrate how Russia mounted the "most incredible propaganda coup."
Democrats used the first of three days of Senate trial presentation on Jan. 22 to lay out their case for an abuse of power charge against President Trump.

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