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House Holds Formal Vote on Trump Impeachment Inquiry

This is a big step in formalizing the investigation

Today, House Democrats took a major step forward on their fast-moving impeachment probe, voting to set ground rules for the inquiry as congressional investigators prepare to go public with the case against President Donald Trump.

The resolution — passed on a 232-196 vote almost entirely along party lines — is also intended to neutralize a frequent GOP attack line that Democrats hadn't formalized the probe.

The White House and top Republicans have denounced the inquiry as unfair to Trump and a fishing expedition, but Democrats have shrugged off the GOP complaints and are moving forward with their efforts to remove the president from office.

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