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‘Democracy-defining’: House opens session ahead of Trump impeachment vote


WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives began debate on Wednesday in what one lawmaker called a “democracy-defining moment” ahead of historic votes on two charges against President Donald Trump accusing him of abusing his power and obstructing Congress that would make him only the third U.S. president to be impeached.
The votes in the Democratic-controlled House are expected to fall almost entirely along party lines, underscoring the deep divide in Congress over the Republican president’s conduct and the larger political schism within the United States.

Impeachment is an extraordinary check on presidential power spelled out in the U.S. Constitution enabling Congress to …read more

Source:: Independent Online

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