House Impeaches Trump, 2019: Archived Pages
He becomes only the third American president in history to be impeached.
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On Dec. 18, the Democratic-led House of Representatives voted almost entirely along party lines to impeach President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The next step in the process is likely a trial in the Republican-led Senate.
The two articles of impeachment related to Trump's dealings with Ukraine. Democrats accused him of pressuring Ukraine to open an investigation into his political rival, former vice president and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden, for personal gains. They also charged Trump with obstructing their investigation by refusing to comply with subpoenas and directing his aides not to testify.
In opening the House debate on impeachment, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said "[Trump] gave us no choice. The president is an ongoing threat to our national security, and the integrity of our elections, the basis of our democracy."
The president has denied any wrongdoing and called the inquiry a "sham." At a rally in Michigan on the night of the impeachment vote, he said, "The House Democrats are trying to nullify the ballots of tens of millions of patriotic Americans."
Front Pages Dec. 19, 2019
Browse a sampling of front pages with coverage of the impeachment votes. (Click on a front page, then press the pink “view larger” under an image to zoom in on a higher quality PDF file.)