IMPEACHMENT CHARGES MOVE TO FULL HOUSE FOLLOWING JUDICIARY APPROVAL

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Impeachment charges against President Donald Trump went to the full House on Friday, December 13, following approval by the House Judiciary Committee.

The House is expected to take up the two articles of impeachment 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 favour and 17 Republicans opposed.