A quick snapshot of what's happening now in impeachment news.

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Previously: On September 24, 2019, in the wake of a whistleblower complaint that alleged inappropriate conduct by the president on a phone call with the president of Ukraine, Nancy Pelosi announced the start of an impeachment investigation into Donald Trump. After a month of closed-door depositions, the House voted on October 31 to advance the impeachment inquiry and launched open testimony from witnesses who outlined an extensive scheme to pressure Ukraine into investigating the president's political rivals in return for withheld military aid and an official visit to the White House. Those investigations lead to two articles of impeachment being drawn up on December 10, and on December 18, across a nearly party-line vote, the President of the United States was impeached. After a month, the articles were transferred to the Senate, on January 15, and a trial of the president got underway. That trial, which played out over 10 days, became the first impeachment trial in the history of the country to not call witnesses when a vote for witnesses failed, 49-51 on January 31. Closing arguments of the trial were held on February 3 and, today, the final vote on conviction or acquittal of the president was held. Huh. It felt a lot longer than that paragraph.

What's coming next: Election day is Tuesday, November 3 2020.

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