This Was Ivanka Trump's First Tweet After Her Father's Impeachment

House Speak­er Nancy Pelos­i leaves the House floor in Washington on Dec 19 2019

On Wednesday, the US House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump on charges of obstruction of Congress and abuse of power, making Trump the third US President in history to be impeached.

The US Senate was expected to begin its trial in January but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said they will not send the articles of impeachment over until they are convinced there will be a "fair trial".

He told a cheering crowd: "While we're creating jobs and fighting for MI, the radical Left in Congress is consumed with envy and hatred and rage, you see what's going on".

Democrats "want to Do Nothing with the Articles & not deliver them to the Senate, but it's Senate's call!" the president wrote.

McConnell argued that the delay reflected a weak case against Trump.

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. and the Democratic leader, later met with Pelosi behind closed doors to plan strategy.

The House impeached Trump on two charges - abusing his power and obstructing Congress - stemming from his pressure on Ukraine to announce investigations of his political rival as he withheld USA aid.

The president said the Democrats did not want Congressman Adam Schiff, who led the impeachment process, the Bidens and a Central Intelligence Agency whistleblower who sparked the inquiry to testify. Until the articles are submitted, the Senate can not hold the trial.

"They put the arm on everybody". He claimed the timing of the trial was up to the Senate, and that if Democrats didn't transmit the articles of impeachment "they would lose by Default!"

In light of the entrenched partisan divide between Republicans and Democrats, which has widened with Trump's controversial presidency, it is unlikely that there will be anyone crossing party lines.

In Los Angeles, Jimmy Kimmel reflected on how Nancy Pelosi "roasted the president's chestnuts pretty good" with the impeachment vote this week.

"It could not be clearer which outcome would serve the stabilising, institution-preserving, fever-breaking role for which the United States Senate was created and which outcome would betray it", he said.

Trump, 73, is accused of abusing his power by pressuring Ukraine to investigate Biden, a former USA vice president, as well as a discredited theory that Democrats conspired with Ukraine to meddle in the 2016 election.

US President Donald Trump during a recent North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting. They tried to get them to do what they had to do.

So what do you call a person who holds the most powerful office in the world, stewing over his inability to influence a coequal branch of government that just accused him of high crimes and misdemeanors?

At least 20 Republican senators would have to vote to convict Mr Trump and so far none have indicated they are open to doing so.

McConnell has said he is working in tandem with the White House on trial preparations, drawing accusations from Democrats that he is ignoring his duty to consider the evidence in an impartial manner. I'm going to let them decide what to do.

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