US President Donald Trump has been impeached. It is the third time for a US president to be impeached. Mr Trump is charged with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. These are "high crimes and misdemeanors" and could lead to his removal from power. However, the US Congress is Republican-controlled. Removal needs a two-thirds majority. Democrat Nancy Pelosi said: "It is tragic that the President's [unwise] actions make impeachment necessary."
The impeachment comes after a three-month investigation into allegations that President Trump pressured Ukraine to investigate his political rivals. Mr Trump said it was the greatest witch-hunt in history. Republicans reacted angrily. A Republican compared the impeachment to how Pontius Pilate tried Jesus, but said Pilate was kinder. Mr Trump said: "The Democrats...look like a bunch of fools." He tweeted: "They are not after me; they are after you."