House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signs two articles of impeachment against President Trump before they are delivered to Senate, where Trump faces trial on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
The Democratic-led House of Representatives voted to send two formal charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate, clearing the way for only the third impeachment trial of a US president to begin next week.
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the House of Representatives would probably deliver the articles of impeachment against the US president to the upper chamber on Wednesday.
On Sunday, US President Trump wrote on Twitter that a full trial would give the Democrats undeserved credibility, and appeared instead to favour the Senate quickly dismissing the charges.
President Trump faces charges of abuse and obstruction over his actions toward Ukraine.
Donald Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton earlier refused to participate in the House impeachment inquiry while the Trump administration and Congress battled in court for access to witnesses and documentary evidence.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the plan to introduce and vote on the resolution "to limit the president's military actions regarding Iran."
US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Senate should begin impeachment trial of President Donald Trump even though it has not resolved a dispute over whether top White House aides will be called as witnesses.
House Democrats announced articles of impeachment charging US President Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The charges stem from Trump's pressure on Ukraine to investigate his political rivals as he blocked aid to the country.
Nancy Pelosi says she was authorising the drafting of articles of impeachment against US President Donald Trump “sadly but with confidence and humility.”
The House Judiciary Committee sent a two-page letter to Trump setting a deadline of 2200 GMT on December 6 for the president’s counsel to specify intended actions under the committee’s impeachment procedures.
Ruling could lead to renewed efforts by House Democrats to compel testimony from other high-ranking officials, including former national security adviser John Bolton.
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