The House held depositions, hearings and debate from late September through mid-December before voting Dec. 18 to approve two articles of impeachment against President Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The articles were sent to the Senate on Jan. 15 for the impeachment trial that formally began the next day. He is the third U.S. president in history to be impeached.
The House passed a resolution naming impeachment managers on Wednesday.
House Democrats crafted the articles of impeachment after weeks of closed-door depositions with 17 government witnesses, and televised public hearings with many of those officials, relating to the president’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
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Originally published Oct. 2, 2019.