BREAKING VIDEO: Democrats Formally Unveil Articles of Impeachment Against Trump

Moments ago, House Democrats announced articles of impeachment against President Trump alleging abuse of power and obstruction of justice.

A House vote may now take place within days, possibly as early as next week, per ABC News. 

Per FoxNews, the key Democratic committee leaders, along with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., outlined their plans in a brief and pointed statement to the media, and left without taking questions.

Nadler said the judiciary panel will introduce two articles “charging the president with high crimes and misdemeanors.” He said the first is dedicated to “abuse of power,” alleging the president has “exercised the powers of his office for his personal benefit while ignoring or injuring the public interest.” Nadler said Trump put himself before country while endangering national security and America’s democracy.

“Trump has engaged in unprecedented, categorical, and indiscriminate defiance of the impeachment inquiry,” Nadler added, as he announced the second article focused on obstruction of Congress.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., who has led much of the impeachment inquiry, called impeachment “an extraordinary remedy.”

“He has given us no choice,” Schiff said of Trump. “To do nothing would make ourselves complicit in the president’s abuse of his high office.”


UPDATE: President Trump has responded by tweeting:

To Impeach a President who has proven through results, including producing perhaps the strongest economy in our country’s history, to have one of the most successful presidencies ever, and most importantly, who has done NOTHING wrong, is sheer Political Madness!