This is what you need to know to understand President Trump’s accusation.
What is happening now: Trump is now the third president of the United States to be dismissed, after the House of Representatives adopted both articles of political judgment against him.
What happens next: The accusation does not mean that the president has been removed from office. The Senate must hold a trial to make that determination. The House of Representatives will vote on Wednesday on a resolution that appoints political trial administrators and transmits articles of political judgment to the Senate, which means that a trial could begin this week. Here is more about what happens next.
How did we get here: A complaint of reporting irregularities led Pelosi to announce the start of an official recall investigation on September 24. Closed hearings and subpoena documents related to the president’s phone call on July 25 with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky were presented below. After two weeks of public hearings in November, the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee wrote a report that was sent to the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, which held its own hearings. Pelosi and the House Democrats announced the articles of political trial against Trump on December 10. The Judiciary Committee approved two articles of political trial against Trump: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
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