Democrats unveil formal charges against Trump accusing him of abusing power and obstruction

epa07914323 US President Donald J. Trump (C) delivers remarks to members of the news media during his meeting on trade negotiations with Vice Premier of China Liu He, between US Trade Representative Bob Lighthizer (L) and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (R) in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 11 October 2019. Trump announced they 'have come to a very substantial phase one deal' as part of a multiphase trade deal while meeting with Liu on the second day of a new round of face-to-face trade negotiations between high level Chinese and American officials. The US agreed to hold off on increasing tarrifs set to begin 15 October and China has agreed to increase its purchase of US agricultural products. EPA-EFE/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

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Democrats have unveiled formal charges against President Donald Trump on Tuesday accusing him of abusing power and obstructing Congress, making him only the third US president in history to face impeachment.

The full House of Representatives is expected to vote on the charges, or articles of impeachment, next week.

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