WASHINGTON 

President Donald Trump on Wednesday became only the third chief executive in U.S. history to be impeached following near-party line votes in the House of Representatives.

The two articles of impeachment — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — will now be sent to the Senate, where they will be tried.

Only two House Democrats crossed party lines to join all Republicans in opposition to advancing the abuse of power charge through the federal legislature in a 230-197 vote.

The obstruction vote saw three Democrats stand in opposition in a second 229-198 vote.

Congressman Justin Amash, a former

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