Trump impeachment: US House sends historic case to Senate

Given that the Republicans have the majority in the Senate, White House is confident that Trump will sail through the impeachment process.

Trump impeachment: US House sends historic case to Senate
Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts arrives at the Senate to preside at the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. He is escorted by Senate Sergeant at Arms Michael Stenger, right. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Given that the Republicans have the majority in the Senate, White House is confident that Trump will sail through the impeachment process.

he US House of Representatives passed a resolution and submitted the articles of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate for a historic trial to remove him from office, a move described by the unfazed President as "another con job" by the Opposition Democrats. The House, controlled by the Democratic Party on Wednesday voted to send articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate, in a major development to remove him from office for his alleged abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. In a 228-193 vote, which was mainly on party lines, the House appointed seven impeachment managers who will argue the Democrats' case for removing Trump from the office of the US President. The managers were named by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. "We are here today to cross a very important threshold in American history," Pelosi said, addressing the House before the vote. "This is what an impeachment is about," she said earlier, announcing the seven-member prosecution team led by Congressman Adam Schiff, chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. "So sad, so tragic for our country, that the actions taken by the president to undermine our national security, to violate his oath of office and to jeopardize the security of our elections, has taken us to this place," Pelosi remarked, before using several ceremonial pens to sign the articles.