DONALD TRUMP IMPEACHMENT LIKELY AS HOUSE VOTES TODAY

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The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump today (Wed), making him the third president in US history to face an impeachment trial and the potential punishment of being removed from office.

The House, according to rules adopted Tuesday, will spend six hours debating the impeachment articles that accuse Trump of abusing the powers of the presidency by soliciting Ukraine’s interference in the 2020 U.S. election and of obstructing Congress by defying subpoenas seeking testimony and documents as lawmakers investigated the matter.

A vote is expected in the evening, around the same time Trump is scheduled to be speaking at a campaign rally in the state of Michigan.

With Democrats controlling the House, the impeachment articles are expected to pass over the objection of minority Republicans.

A Senate trial would follow in January, but with Republicans in control of that chamber and a two-thirds majority required to convict the president, Trump is likely to remain in office.

Ahead of the House vote, Trump used a series of tweets to criticize the investigations against him and reiterate his defense that he has done “nothing wrong.”