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House Judiciary approves both impeachment articles against Trump

Impeachment is headed to the full House.

The House Judiciary Committee voted Friday to advance both articles of impeachment against President Trump to the whole House. The vote was along party lines, with both the abuse of power and obstruction of Congress articles receiving 23 votes for and 17 votes against.

Friday's vote comes after weeks of investigations by and testimonies for the House Intelligence Committee from witnesses to Trump's decisions with Ukraine and pushes for the country to investigate the Bidens. The judiciary committee then heard evidence from the intelligence committee and drafted the two articles against Trump. The committee debated those articles on Thursday for 14 hours, and while they were supposed to vote at the conclusion of those debates, House Judiciary Chair Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) adjourned the committee at 11 p.m. for a vote the next morning.

As of right now, the full House is expected to take its vote on impeachment next Wednesday, after it votes on a spending deal to prevent a government shutdown and before it votes on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement that Democrats worked out with Trump earlier this week.