What has Donald Trump been impeached for? | World | News

Donald Trump is the 45th US President and has just days left in his first term. But now he may be unable to ever seek another term after the House of Representatives voted in favour of impeaching him for a second time. But what has the US leader been impeached for?

Donald Trump has made history today by becoming the first US President to be twice impeached.

Impeachment essentially means being charged with crimes by Congress.

He will now face trial in the Senate and if convicted, he could face being banned from ever holding Presidential office again.

The US leader is due to leave office on January 20 after which time, Joe Biden will be inaugurated as the 46th US President.

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What has Donald Trump been impeached for?

The US Congress certified Mr Biden’s victory on January 6 and in protest of this sanctifying of Mr Trump’s loss, his supporters broke into the US Capitol. 

Lawmakers were forced to suspend their activity and resumed only once the police managed to remove the mob.

Following Mr Biden’s confirmation, Mr Trump said there would be an orderly transition on January 20 and he said he completely disagreed with the outcome of the election.

His statement said: “Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20. 

“I have always said we would continue our fight to ensure that only legal votes were counted. 

“While this represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history, it’s only the beginning of our fight to Make America Great Again!”