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Politics Trump, hours before impeachment vote, says 'no crime,' 'crazy!'

16:05  12 december  2019
16:05  12 december  2019 Source:   nbcnews.com

House Democrat says he plans to vote against all articles of impeachment

  House Democrat says he plans to vote against all articles of impeachment Rep. Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey, one of two Democrats to vote against formalizing the impeachment inquiry, said he plans to vote against all the articles of impeachment "unless there's something that I haven't seen, haven't heard before."Rep. Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey, one of two Democrats to vote against formalizing the impeachment inquiry, said he plans to vote against all the articles of impeachment "unless there's something that I haven't seen, haven't heard before.

President Trump told supporters at a Pennsylvania rally that they were “lucky I became your president” before denouncing the impeachment effort. President Trump on Tuesday in Hershey, Pa., hours after House Democrats formally called for his removal from office.

An hour before signing on to a trade deal with the same president, House leaders revealed on Including the Mueller investigation in the articles, they say , might create weaknesses in the Democrats’ case: If the Mueller Impeachment isn’t just about holding Trump accountable for a discrete scandal.

President Donald Trump insisted on Thursday that he committed "no crime," speaking out hours before the House Judiciary Committee is set to vote on articles of impeachment alleging the president abused his power and obstructed Congress.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: President Donald Trump, with first lady Melania Trump, speaks during a Hanukkah reception in the East Room of the White House.© Manuel Balce Ceneta President Donald Trump, with first lady Melania Trump, speaks during a Hanukkah reception in the East Room of the White House.

Trump spent his early morning hours posting his thoughts and retweeting dozens of supporters and allies.

"I did nothing wrong," he tweeted. "This will be the first Impeachment ever where there was no crime. They don't even allege a crime. Crazy!"

One House Democrat goes on record opposing Trump impeachment

  One House Democrat goes on record opposing Trump impeachment Eight other lawmakers in competitive districts are currently on the fence ahead of the full House vote, according to an NBC News tally.An NBC News survey of more than 40 vulnerable House Democrats found only Rep. Jeff Van Drew, who represents the southern tip of the state, plans to vote against the articles of impeachment.

President Donald Trump will hold a Tuesday evening rally in Pennsylvania hours after House Democrats introduced two articles of impeachment against him. Stay tuned to Breitbart News for live updates of the Hershey, PA, rally. All times eastern.

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he believes the two articles of impeachment House Democrats filed against him do not describe criminal acts. “You know, the truth is they’re trying to impeach this president because they know they can’t defeat this president,” Pence said before Trump took the

"No crime!" he later added.

Trump's posts came after the Judiciary Committee debated the articles Wednesday night for more than three hours, with Democrats arguing Trump must be held accountable for his efforts to have Ukraine investigate the Bidens, while Republican lawmakers said the only abuse of power was committed by congressional Democrats.

The Judiciary Committee is set to vote on the articles of impeachment later Thursday. If one or more passes the panel, they will go to the floor for a full vote of the House, likely next week.

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Trump impeachment: What time is the vote?

  Trump impeachment: What time is the vote? Here’s what you need to know about the historic day’s events.The House will vote to impeach a president of the United States for only the third time in history. It‘s been a tumultuous journey to get to this point and is sure to lead to blockbuster moments.

Crime Fighters. The articles of impeachment are for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. When he betrays that trust and puts himself before country, he endagers the constitution, he endangers our democracy and he endangers our national security," said Jerry Nadler, chairman of

The inquiry into President Trump has the potential to reshape his presidency. Here’s how impeachment works. The Constitution permits Congress to remove presidents before their term is up if enough lawmakers vote to say that they committed “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and

On Tuesday, Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment against Trump, with Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., saying his committee would consider articles of impeachment on abuse of power and obstruction of Congress charging Trump "with committing high crimes and misdemeanors."

Nadler said those articles were in response to Trump allegedly soliciting foreign interference in the 2020 election, compromising national security, threatening the integrity of the upcoming election and concealing evidence from Congress and the American people.

The draft articles allege Trump "corruptly solicited the government of Ukraine to publicly announce investigations" into the Bidens and a conspiracy theory alleging Ukrainian interference in the 2016 election. Trump also "conditioned two official acts on the public announcements that he requested," Democrats wrote, citing nearly $400 million in military aid and an official White House meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

How members of Congress voted on Trump's impeachment .
For the third time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives voted Wednesday night to impeach a sitting president.The vote on Article One, abuse of power, was 230-197, with one vote of present. All Republicans voted against the article, joined by two Democrats. The vote on Article Two, obstruction of Congress, was 229-198, with one vote of present. All Republicans voted against the article, joined by three Democrats.

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