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House Democrats Draft Two Articles of Impeachment

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The House Democrats Judiciary Committee’s drafted two proposed articles of impeachment against President Trump on Tuesday, December 12. The articles will likely pass in the House by the Democrats and killed on the Senate floor by the spineless Trump followers.

Abuse of Power

“The first article is abuse of power. It is an impeachable offense for the president to exercise the powers of his public office to obtain an improper personal benefit while ignoring or injuring the national interest,” Nadler said. “That is exactly what President Trump did when he solicited and pressured Ukraine to interfere in 2020 presidential election.”

Obstruction of Congress

“When the president got caught, he committed his second impeachable act: obstruction of Congress of the very ability to make sure that no one is above the law, not even the President of the United States,” Schiff said. 

The second article lists three specific instances in which President Trump defied the House during the impeachment inquiry. Two instances relate to the withholding of documents at the direction of the president despite a subpoena, and the third regards Mr. Trump’s directive to “current and former Executive Branch officials” not to comply with committee subpoenas for testimony. 

“In violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed – Donald J. Trump has directed the unprecedented, categorical, and indiscriminate defiance of subpoenas issued by the House of Representatives pursuant to its ‘sole Power of Impeachment,'” reads the second article of impeachment. 

The House will take up the articles for debate next week will all but certainly pass impeaching the already embattled president.