House gets 2 Trump impeachment charges after Judiciary vote

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President Donald Trump speaks at the Israeli American Council National Summit in Hollywood, Fla., Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

UPDATE: 10:35 A.M. FRIDAY:

WASHINGTON (AP) – The House Judiciary Committee has approved two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. The charges now go to the full House for an expected vote next week.  

The abuse of power charge stems from Trump’s July phone call with the Ukraine president pressuring him to announce an investigation of Democrats as he was withholding US aid.

The obstruction charge involves Trump’s blocking of House efforts to investigate his actions. Trump has denied wrongdoing.

The vote in the House panel was split along party lines, with 23 Democrats voting in favor and 17 Republicans opposed.


WASHINGTON (AP) – The House Judiciary Committee has approved the first of two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. It charges Trump with abuse of power.

The panel turns next to voting on the second article of impeachment, charging Trump with obstruction of Congress.

The abuse of power charge stems from Trump’s July phone call with the Ukraine president pressuring him to announce an investigation of Democrats as he was withholding US aid.

The obstruction charge involves Trump’s blocking of House efforts to investigate his actions. Trump has denied wrongdoing.

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