US: Officials unveil articles of impeachment against President Trump

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    The articles of impeachment have been officially laid against US President Donald Trump.

    Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Jerrold Nadler, made the announcement this morning.

    He says the President’s “efforts to solicit foreign interference in the 2020 election” compromised national security and compromised integrity.

    If he is impeached in the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives, it will be up to the Republic-led Senate to convict and remove him from office.

    Mr Trump has denied pressuring his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate political rival Joe Biden and his son.