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Takeaways: Democrats make case in articles of impeachment

Posted On: Dec 10, 2019   |   Posted By: My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - House Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, setting up a historic vote in the days before Christmas. The articles charge the president with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress and argue that he is a “threat to national security and the Constitution."
After internal debate in their caucus, Democrats opted to focus narrowly on Trump's dealings with Ukraine, leaving out any direct mention of special counsel Robert Mueller's report.
Takeaways from the articles of impeachment:
TWO ARTICLES
The two articles released by the House Judiciary Committee total nine pages. They are entirely focused on Trump's efforts to have Ukraine investigate Democrats as the U.S. also withheld military aid to the country and denied Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy a White House meeting.
The first article, abuse of power, says Trump “used the powers of the presidency in a manner that compromised the national security of the United States and undermined...

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