US House of Representatives takes another step towards impeaching Trump

US President Donald Trump's impeachment looks very probable, or almost certain. But his removal from office remains highly unlikely.
US President Donald Trump's impeachment looks very probable, or almost certain. But his removal from office remains highly unlikely.PHOTO: AP

WASHINGTON - The clock has ticked closer to impeachment for President Donald Trump as the Democratic Party-controlled House Intelligence Committee released a report laying out its case - immediately drawing scathing criticism of the move by the White House which compared it to the "ramblings of a basement blogger".

The 300-page report cited two instances of alleged misconduct by the President: obstruction of the House inquiry, and withholding an official White House meeting and US military aid from Ukraine on condition that its leader investigate Mr Trump's political rival.

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