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Donald Trump has been impeached by the House of Representatives in the USA. The House took the [historic / historian] step of impeaching the President. It is just the third [times / time] in history that a US president has been impeached. President Trump has been [changed / charged] with abuse of power and [construction / obstruction] of Congress. These represent the impeachable acts of "high [criminals / crimes] and misdemeanors," which could lead to his removal [of / from] power. This is unlikely, [however / although] , as the Republican-controlled US Congress has to vote [on / in] favor of that by a majority of two-thirds. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said: "If we do not act now, we would be [derelict / abandoned] in our duty. It is tragic that the President's [wreck / reckless] actions make impeachment necessary."

The impeachment is the culmination [on / of] a lengthy and acrimonious three-month investigation [into / onto] allegations that President Trump pressured Ukraine to investigate his political [rivals / rebels] for personal [gain / again] . Mr Trump has continually called the [prove / probe] the greatest witch-hunt in history. Republicans also reacted [angry / angrily] to the impeachment. Republican Barry Loudermilk compared the process to the [fate / fete] of Jesus Christ at his death. He said: "Pontius Pilate [afforded / spent] more rights to Jesus than Democrats have afforded this president in this process." Mr Trump said: "The Democrats are [purchasing / surrendering] their majority, their dignity. They look like a [bunch / bouquet] of fools." He tweeted: "They are not after me; they are after you."

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