‘No one is above the law’: Impeachment charges against Trump

Democrats have unveiled two impeachment charges against US President Donald Trump.

The American leader is accused of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

Announcing the charges, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Jerrold Nadler said Mr Trump “sees himself as above the law” and the president was being charged with “high crimes and misdemeanours”.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (C), flanked by House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, (L) (D-NY) and House Committee on Oversight and Reform Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (R) (D-NY), announces articles of impeachment against US President Donald Trump during a press conference at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, December 10, 2019. - Democrats listed abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
Image:Jerrold Nadler and Nancy Pelosi announced the charges

“He endangers our democracy, he endangers our national security,” Mr Nadler added.

“Our next election is at risk… that is why we must act now.”

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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