Donald Trump impeached for 'inciting' U.S Capitol riot

Washington: The U.S House of Representatives has impeached President Donald Trump for 'incitement of insurrection' at last week's Capitol riot.

Ten Republicans sided with Democrats to impeach the president by 232-197.

But his trial in the Senate will not happen until after Joe Biden, a Democrat, is inaugurated as the new U.S president next week.

Trump, a Republican, is the first president in U.S history to be impeached twice. The Democratic-controlled House voted on Wednesday after two hours of impassioned debate as armed National Guard troops kept watch inside and outside the Capitol.

The FBI has warned of possible armed protests planned for Washington DC and all 50 U.S state capitals ahead of Biden's inauguration on January 20.

 

 

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