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What’s Next for President Trump.

Members of Congress on Wednesday night voted to impeach President Trump for "abuse of power" and "obstruction of Congress" related to his dealings with Ukraine, making Trump the third American president ever to be impeached.  

House Democrats will select so called managers to appear before the Senate during Trump's impeachment trial and share findings from their inquiry. 

The Constitution specifies two specific crimes treason and bribery that could merit impeachment and removal from office.  

Pelosi told reporters that she wanted to see how McConnell, R-Ky., would lay out the trial's rules before she sent over the articles to the Senate. "We can't name managers until we see what the process is on the Senate side and I would hope that would be soon. So far, we haven't seen anything that's looks fair to us," Pelosi said to reporters. 

Republicans have a majority in the Senate and will likely protect him.  

Impeachment happens in the House of Representatives, and since the House is run on majority rules, it’s really up the majority party to run the process as it sees fit. 

First, the House of Representatives has the power to impeach the president. A simple majority is necessary for an article of impeachment to be approved (each article lays out a charge against the president.

The process moves to the Senate, where a trial will be held, with the chief justice of the Supreme Court presiding.

Finally, and crucially, it takes a two-thirds vote from the Senate to actually convict a president on any count. 

Conviction on any count would then remove the president from office and put the vice president in power.

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