"Did Nothing Wrong": Donald Trump Tweets Ahead Of Impeachment Vote

Shortly after the Democratic-controlled House came into session on Wednesday morning, Republican lawmakers made a series of motions that delayed impeachment debate.

Wednesday's House debate is expected to last six hours and lead to a vote in the late afternoon or evening. Lawmakers will now begin debate on the two articles of impeachment.

In a furious letter to the Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the president denounced the "vicious crusade" against him, but acknowledged he was powerless to stop the expected outcome. Republican-introduced motions to adjourn the impeachment proceedings and another condemning the actions of Democratic committee leaders are defeated along party lines.

On Tuesday, McConnell said on the Senate floor that it would be senators' role to act as a "judge and jury" in the trial, but he later told reporters that he would not be "an impartial juror".

House Democrats accuse Trump of abusing his power by asking Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden, a former USA vice president and a leading Democratic contender in the 2020 election.

"Today is going to be a lot of things". Trump is the 45th president in the country and plans to be reelected in 2020 for a second four-year term.

"Congress can not wait until the next election to address this conduct", he said.

China suspends planned tariffs on some United States goods
The decision was made after the USA and China agreed on a "first phase" of a trade deal on Friday , world agencies have reported. United States exports to China will double in the next year, and almost triple the year after if the agreement is in place.

What remains unclear is whether the months-long partisan drama will have any effect on the 2020 election beyond giving Trump reasons to boast of having beaten back Democratic efforts to remove him.

There are now 15 candidates vying for the Democratic Party's nomination to take on Trump in November 2020.

The Senate has yet to set its procedures for a trial on the charges, which would be overseen by U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts.

House Democrats announced two articles of impeachment Tuesday against President Donald Trump - abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, France 24 reported. Our republic shall survive this threat from within.

Trump was not planning to stick around for the big moment.

"We have witnessed the president of the United States abuse his public office for personal political gain and invite foreign governments to interfere in our elections", Escobar said, adding that the evidence showed he was a "clear and present danger" to fair elections and national security.

  • Michelle Webb