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The House of Representatives announced the second impeachment of Trump: this is a unique case in history

US House of Representatives January 13 voted for the second impeachment of President Donald Trump. He became the first ever head of the United States to be impeached twice.

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The lower house of Congress approved the incitement to mutiny charge. The resolution states that Trump's actions are consistent with the constitutional wording of “serious crimes and misdemeanors”, for which the president can be impeached. The resolution was supported by 231 congressmen (221 Democrat and 10 Republicans).

Voting results. Screenshot from YouTube / PBS NewsHour

Impeachment in the House is not enough to remove Trump from power. It is necessary that he be convicted following the results of the process in the Senate, but the Republicans have so far not agreed to withdraw the Senate from the holidays before Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20. Whether Trump can be impeached after he leaves office is unclear.

Why is this an unprecedented case

In the entire history of the United States, not a single US president has been impeached twice at once, and even in such a short time. The first impeachment was announced to Trump in December 2019, and the second - just over a year later.

At the same time, Trump became only the third president out of 45 to be impeached by the US House of Representatives... Prior to this, impeachment proceedings began against Bill Clinton (1999) and Andrew Johnson (1868). They also wanted to impeach Richard Nixon, but he voluntarily resigned.

Donald Trump will go down in history as the first president to be impeached twice by the US House of Representatives.

Timeline of events of the first impeachment

At the end of July 2019, a telephone conversation between President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and US President Donald Trump attracted the interest of congressmen as part of an investigation into whether Trump and his lawyer Rudolph Giuliani tried put pressure on Ukraine in order to help Trump's election campaign in 2020 year.

In September democrats announced the start of a formal request for US impeachment, which was triggered by a conversation between Ukrainian and American leaders.

Soon after it US Department of State published conversation transcript Zelensky and Trump.

October 9, 2019 at the White House officially announced refusal to cooperate with the impeachment investigation. The presidential administration called the charges “baseless” and “unconstitutional.”

31 October US House of Representatives approved the resolutionaccording to which the investigation into the possibility of impeachment to US President Donald Trump goes to the public stage.

13 November US House of Representatives launched an open hearing as part of an investigation into impeachment regarding President Donald trump: 10 television channels broadcast the meeting, 13,8 million Americans watched this broadcast.

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Spotlight on second hearing there were testimonies Marie Jovanovic, former US ambassador to Ukraine. Jovanovic was sent resigned as head of the US diplomatic mission in Kiev in May. Democrats claim that Jovanovic became a victim campaign organized by Rudi Giuliani, Trump's personal lawyer.

19 November at the House Intelligence Committee have spoken Jennifer Williams, Alexander Windman, Kurt Walker and Tim Morrison.

3 December impeachment report accusing President Donald Trump of abuse of power promulgated U.S. House Intelligence Committee.

7 December impeachment report опубликовал House Judicial Committee responsible for formulating specific charges.

Xnumx december democrats unveiled two articles on impeachment are abuse of power and obstruction to Congress.

On December 16, the Legal Committee of the House of Representatives of the US Congress released a report in which recommended the U.S. House of Representatives to impeach U.S. President Donald Trump, and the Senate to remove him from office.

On the eve of the House vote on a resolution of impeachment against the President of the United States, which was scheduled for December 18, Donald Trump sent a sharp letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

18 December U.S. House of Representatives impeaches President Donald Trump based on allegations of abuse of office for personal political gain, as well as obstruction of attempts to investigate his actions.

Trump has become third president in US historyimpeached.

January 21, 2020 in the American Senate full impeachment trial begins US President Donald Trump. The Republicans, who make up the majority of the upper house, did everything possible to expedite the process.

January 31 US Senate determined the date of the final vote on the issue of impeachment and refused to call witnesses in the case.

February 5 US Senate holds final vote on impeachment of 45th president USA Donald Trump. Due to the fact that the majority in the Senate is held by the Republican Party that nominated Trump (53 seats), the opponents of the incumbent president did not have enough (two-thirds - 67) votes to remove the president from his post.

It also became known how much did it cost Americans impeach trump.

Because of what the second impeachment was announced

The second impeachment procedure was launched just days before Biden's inauguration. The blame was the storming of the Capitol, which took place on January 6, 2021.

On that day, the US Congress met in Washington DC to approve the results of the presidential election. At the same time numerous supporters of the incumbent US President Donald Trump crowded under the Capitol building to protest against these results... The situation quickly escalated and turned into chaos.

House of Representatives and Senate confirmed Joe Biden's win early Thursday morning January 7... During the protests near the Capitol, at least 5 people died, there are casualties. The chaos near the Capitol was condemned by the leaders of many countries.

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US President Donald Trump returns to Twitter after 12 hours of blocking his account and posted a video in which he severely condemned the people who broke into the Capitol, and also for the first time admitted his defeat in the elections. But later Trump's microblog account was blocked forever.

Also, Trump was blocked by major social networks - Facebook and Instagram, which deprived him of access to all major popular social networks.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked for Vice President Mike Pence apply the 25th amendmentto declare the president incapable of performing his duties. Since Pence refused this step, saying that he did not want to create a precedent. But adding that nhe keeps the right to use the 25th Amendment to the US Constitution in his "reserve".

Due to Pence's failure Democrats have used the impeachment mechanism... And on January 13, voting began. The debate lasted for several hours, after which a decision was made by the majority to declare a second impeachment to Donald Trump.

Also, data appeared on the network that the storming of the Capitol on January 6 was planned in advance: Extreme right-wing forums discussed ways to storm the building to prevent Joe Biden's election certification. In addition, all this was presented as actions under the decree of US President Donald Trump.

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