House Democrats Unveil Two Articles Of Impeachment Against Trump | NBC Nightly News

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Published: 12/11/2019

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An misdemeanors and calling for his removal from office. calling for his removal from office. hallie jackson is at removal from office. Hallie jackson is at the white house. Hallie jackson is at the white house tonight. the white house, tonight. reporter a moment, tonight. reporter a moment months in the making reporter a moment months in the making for just the fourth months in the making for ...
just the fourth time. In u. s. history.

for just the fourth time in u. s. history. , the house committee time in u. s. history. , the house committee on the judiciary is . The house committee on the judiciary is introducing two on the judiciary is introducing two articles. Ofintroducing two articles of impeachment charging articles of impeachment charging the president of the impeachment charging the president of the united states, donald, the president of the united states, donald j. trump with united states, donald j. trump, with committing high crimes j. trump with committing high crimes and Misdemeanors.

committing high crimes and misdemeanors. reporter the first and misdemeanors. reporter the first article introduced by reporter the first article introduced by house democrats abuse article introduced by house democrats, abuse of power charging the house democrats abuse of power charging the President with of power charging the president with dangling a white house president with dangling a white house meeting and military dangling, a white housemeeting and military aid money to ukraine, meeting and military aid money to ukraine in exchange for its aid money to ukraine in exchange for Its leaders, publicly, in exchange for its leaders, publicly announcing leaders publicly announcing investigations that announcing investigations that would benefit his investigations that would benefit his reelection. would benefit his reelection. The second article reelection. the second article obstruction of the second article obstruction of congress for blocking obstruction of congress for blocking key officials in what congress for blocking key officials in what democrats call key officials in what democrats call unprecedented category democrats call unprecedented category cal defiance. , Unprecedented category cal defiance. , they say the time to cal defiance. They say the timeto act is now. , they say the time to act is now.

If we did not hold act, is now. If we did not hold him accountable, he . If we did not hold him accountable, he would continue to him accountable. He would continue to undermine our would continue to undermine our elections. , undermine our elections. reporter president elections. reporter president trump defending reporter president trump defending himself late, tonight. trump. Defending himself late tonight.

, do you believe your himself late tonight. ? Do you believe your impeachment is? Do you believe your impeachment is inevitable? Sir impeachment is inevitable, sir ? Well, i think the inevitable sir well, i think the democrats -- i can’t . Well, i think the democrats -- - i can’t, imagine they vote for democrats --, i can’t imagine they vote for it because we did imagine they vote for it, because we did nothing wrong. it because we did nothing wrong. I think it’s a nothing wrong. I think it’s a disgrace that people, i think, it’s a disgrace - that people can make impeachment disgrace that people can make impeachment out of nothing. can make impeachment out of nothing. That was a perfect out of nothing.

That was a perfect conversation. That was a perfect conversation. reporter the conversation. reporter the president’s allies reporter the president’s allies argue the democrats’ president’s allies argue the democrats’case is based on argue. The democrats’ case is based on hearsay. case is based on hearsay. When you have an hearsay. , , when you have an abuse of power, it can . When you have an abuse of power, it can be anything they want abuse of power.

It can be anything they want it to be. , be anything they want it to. Be. it’s wafer thin it to be. it’s wafer, thin evidence. , it’s, wafer, thin evidence. , >, >, speaker pelosi, evidence. , >, >, speaker pelosi, adam schiff and her >, >, speaker pelosi, adam schiff and her counterparts have been adam schiff and her counterparts have been abusing the power Of counterparts have been abusing the power of impeachmentbecause abusing the power of impeachment because they’re afraid donald impeachment, because they’re afraid donald trump will get they’re afraid donald trump will get reelected on his own. trump will get reelected on his own. reporter today’s reelected on His own. reporter today’s announcement sets up a reporter. Today’S announcement sets up a house vote to impeach announcement sets up a house vote to impeach the president as soon house vote to impeach the president as soon as next week and with the president.

As soon as next week and with democrats in the as next week and with democrats in the majority it’s democrats in the majority, it’s expected to pass along majority, it’s expected topass along party lines. expected to pass along party lines. But that does not mean party lines. But that does not mean the president would be, but that does not mean the president would be removed from his job. The president would be removed from his job. Two-Thirds of senators removed from his job. two-thirds of senators would have to approve. Two-Thirds of senators would have to approve that after a trial would have to approve that, after a trial, next month.

that, after a trial, next month. and with supportive next month. and with supportive republicans in control and with supportive republicans in control there. The president republicans in control there, the president is almost certain to there thepresident is almost certain to stay in office. - is almost certain to stay in office. hallie. We saw one stay in office. >, > hallie. We saw one of the split screen hallie. We saw one of the split screen videos today of the split screen videos today, democrats delivering videos today, democrats delivering impeachment minutes democrats delivering impeachment minutes before the president impeachment minutes before the president delivered a speech on before the president delivered a speech on the mexico trade Delivered a speech on the mexico trade agreement. , the mexico trade, agreement. , , the timing is not a agreement.

The timing is not a coincidence as she now . The timing is not a coincidence. Asshe now undercuts the coincidence, as she now undercuts. The president’s argument undercuts the president’s argument. Democrats are doing president’s argument. Democrats are doing nothing, but democrats are doing nothing but impeachment. , nothing but impeachment. , so it’s a win for her impeachment. , so it’s a win for her and president trump, so it’s a win for her and president trump, even if he accuses and president trump, even if he Accuses democrats of doing even if he accuses democrats of doing this deal on the.


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