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Chapter : House Passes Articles of Impeachment against President Trump; President Responds : December 3, 17, and 18, 2019
House Passes Articles of Impeachment against President Trump; President Responds : December 3, 17, and 18, 2019
After months of investigation and days of debate, on December 18, 2019, President Donald Trump became the third sitting president in U.S. history to be impeached. The party-line vote in the House of Representatives was followed by a trial in the Senate, where the president was acquitted of wrongdoing. Throughout the process, the president and his Republican allies in Congress remained defiant, categorizing the Democratic impeachment proceedings as a “hoax” and “witch hunt,” as a politically motivated attempt to remove a duly elected president from office. Democrats remained firm in their conviction that ...