Due to the enormous interest generated by the historic second impeachment of US President Donald Trump around the world, GUIDEPOST is bringing you the text of the two impeachments. Here is the first, held on 18 December 2019, and revolving around two articles: Abuse of Power and Obstruction of Congress.
The US House of Representatives voted on Halloween to spook Trump with a 232 to 196 vote on endorsing the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry and set up a new public phase of the investigation. House speaker, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, presided over the vote and said “what is at stake in all of this is nothing less than our democracy.” Republicans in the House were united in defense of President Trump, describing the inquiry as secretive and unfair. Moreover, Trump says the “Deep State” — that is, the Washington bureaucracy — has been against him since his election in 2016.