2 Articles of Impeachment Against President Trump Unveiled by House Dems

Ameera Butt
December 10, 2019 - 6:23 am
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On Tuesday morning, two articles of impeachment were unveiled against President Trump by the House Democrats.

The House Democrats will move forward with two articles of impeachment, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

During a press conference on Tuesday morning,  Chairman Jerrold Nadler said "The President holds our national trust.." saying the House Democrats were "charging the president of the United States Donald J. Trump with committing high crimes and misdemeanors. The first article is for abuse of power and it is an impeachable offense for the president to exercise the powers of his public office to obtain an improper personal benefit while ignoring or injuring the national interest. That is exactly what President Trump did when he solicited and pressured Ukraine to interfere in our 2020 presidential election."

The obstruction of Congress is the second article of impeachment.

"No one, not even the President, is above the law," Nadler said.

Adam Schiff, the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, also spoke during the conference.

"The president's misconduct goes to the heart of whether we can conduct a free and fair election in 2020. It is bad enough for a candidate to invite foreign interference in our political process, but it is far more corrosive for a president to do so and to abuse his power to make it so," Schiff said.

The House Judiciary Committee expects to vote on the articles later this week at the earliest while the full House is expected to vote next week.

The press conference comes a day after the House Judiciary Committee heard from the Intelligence Committee and both sides' lawyers and their investigative findings.

Lawyers Stephen Castor was representing the Republicans while Barry Berke was representing the Democrats earlier this week. 

Daniel Goldman, who is a Democratic investigator, said Monday "President Trump’s persistent and continuing effort to coerce a foreign country to help him cheat to win an election is a clear and present danger to our free and fair elections and to our national security."

Meanwhile, President Trump tweeted Tuesday morning: