Donald Trump our 45 president of the United States has been under investigation of two impeachment charges that were both acquitted by the senate. The first charge was for abuse of power which was almost split down the party lines, but the senator of Utah, Mitt Romney, voted with the democrats. On the second charge of obstruction of congress it was split down the line and since the republicans have majority in the senate he was acquitted.
The charges of abuse of power were based on him holding military help, which amounted to $390 million, from the new president of the Ukraine as a way of pressuring him to investigate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter. He also wanted them to investigate if they were the ones to interfere with the 2016 election instead of Russia and people believe that he plans on using this to try to get reelected in the 2020 election. They also believed he was bribing people in the house or senate which is why he was charged with obstruction of congress.
The first investigations were started back in 2017 with the Russian investigation, but the impeachment failed in a 58-364 vote. The votes against the democrats’ claims were historically in favor of Trump. From what we know, we believe the call that Trump threatened Zelensky happened July 25, 2019 and the impeachment started December 18, 2019, so there was a six month break between Trump’s actions and when the investigation started.