President Donald Trump impeached by US House on 2 charges

Posted at 8:31 PM, Dec 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-18 21:20:57-05

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House has impeached President Donald Trump on a charge he abused the power of his office to investigate a political rival ahead of the 2020 election.

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

The House then approved a second charge, obstruction of Congress.

Democrats control the House, and the voting was mostly along party lines.

The charges against Trump will next go to the Republican-controlled Senate for a trial in January.

Trump, who says he's done nothing wrong, would almost certainly be acquitted there.