The House of Representatives voted yesterday to impeach U.S. President Donald Trump on both articles of impeachment, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress by refusing to cooperate with the congressional inquiry.  Donald Trump has become the third US president in history to be impeached by the House of Representatives. 

International media reports says US President Donald Trump has been impeached and now faces the next stage of a process that could, with enough support in Congress, see him removed from office.

NBC News notes that Donald Trump is only the third president in U.S. history to be impeached.

According to the BBC, the House of Representatives voted on two charges - that the president abused his power and that he had obstructed Congress.

Both votes reportedly fell along party lines with nearly all Democrats voting for the charges and all Republicans against.

As voting took place, President Trump was addressing a campaign rally.  The BBC says he told a cheering crowd in Battle Creek, Michigan: “While we're creating jobs and fighting for Michigan, the radical left in Congress is consumed with envy and hatred and rage, you see what's going on."

The White House released a statement saying that the president was "confident that he will be fully exonerated" in a Senate trial.

ABC News says Donal Trump has become only the third president in U.S. history to be impeached by the House of Representattives.   

The impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump, the incumbent President of the United States, was initiated by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on September 24, 2019, after a whistleblower alleged that Trump may have abused the power of the presidency by withholding military aid as a means of pressuring newly elected president of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky to perform two favors: to pursue investigations of Joe Biden and his son Hunter, and to investigate a conspiracy theory that Ukraine, not Russia, was behind interference in the 2016 presidential election.