A day after Trump derided the process as a Democratic "crusade," and following hours of debates, the House sent both articles to the Senate for trial.

The House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump on both articles of impeachment, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The vote followed weeks of testimony related to his dealings with Ukraine and hours of fiery debate over the process.

Not a single Republican voted for either of the article, a fact the white house seized on to portray the Democrat's impeachment drive as motivated by political bias.

The issue will now pass to the Senate, the other body that makes up the US Congress, which will hold a trial on whether to convict and remove Me Trump from office next month.

But given the Republicans, Mr Trump's party, hold the Senate majority and two thirds of senators would need to vote for removal it is very unlikely to happen.

Trump is only the third president in U.S. history to be impeached.


Dozens of House members uttered tens of thousands of words during Wednesday's marathon and historic impeachment debate.

President Trump sent a rambling six-page letter Tuesday to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, calling Congress' impeachment inquiry a partisan “crusade,” an “unprecedented and unconstitutional abuse of power” and a “spiteful” “election-nullification scheme.”

The House Judiciary Committee released its full 658-page report just after midnight Sunday, in which the majority calls Trump the "Framers' worst nightmare."

(NBC and Telegraph)

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