Dec 18, 2019

"He gave us no choice": Pelosi opens House debate on Trump impeachment

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Read: Pelosi's letter to Democrats on impeachment eve

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi addressed her fellow Democrats in a letter on Tuesday evening, ahead of Wednesday's full House vote to approve the articles of impeachment against President Trump.

Driving the news: Trump wrote a blistering letter to Pelosi on Tuesday that doubled as his own formal statement on impeachment, arguing that “more due process was afforded to those accused in the Salem Witch Trials."

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Trump impeached for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress

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Donald Trump is now the third president in U.S. history to be impeached.

The big picture: The legislative ending seems clear — he's headed for acquittal in the Senate as early as next month and won't be removed from office. But this seals his place in history.

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Trump plays Christian card as impeachment looms

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President Trump has made a number of appeals to his Christian base as the House prepares to make him the third impeached president in U.S. history.

Driving the news: In a dramatic split-screen, the House will vote on articles of impeachment for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress just as Trump takes the stage for a "Merry Christmas" rally in Battle Creek, Michigan. On Tuesday, Trump sent a blistering letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accusing her of "offending Americans of faith by continually saying 'I pray for the President.'"

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