US President Donald Trump impeached; faces trial to determine if he will remain in office

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He is only the third president in American history to be charged with committing high crimes against the nation

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The US House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump for abuse of power for soliciting election assistance from Ukraine in the form of investigations against his main rival in 2020, Joe Biden, and his son Hunter. 

Trump was charged with two articles of impeachment: the first for abuse of power, and the second for obstruction of Congress for blocking testimony and refusing to provide important documents in response to the impeachment inquiry. While the impeachment vote was based on the first article, the House has yet to look at the second charge.

A historic trial will take place in January 2020, in which the Senate - the upper chamber of US Congress - will decide whether he will remain in office. As of now, it is unlikely that the Republican-controlled Senate will vote to remove the President.