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House Votes to Open Public Phase of Trump Impeachment Inquiry

  • Resolution on investigation approved on mostly partisan lines
  • Republicans attack resolution as ‘preordained’ map to impeach
Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn before boarding Marine One at the White House in Washington, D.C.
Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn before boarding Marine One at the White House in Washington, D.C.Photographer: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg
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The U.S. House set Donald Trump on a path toward becoming only the third president in history to be impeached by passing a resolution that kicks off the public phase of their accelerating inquiry.

The House on Thursday voted 232 to 196 along mostly partisan lines to begin open hearings to investigate what Democrats say is an abuse of power by Trump in pressuring the government of Ukraine to undertake an investigation for his own personal political benefit.