Approval of articles against the US president was supported by 23 members of the committee, 17 spoke out against - all Republicans.
The US House of Representatives Legal Committee approved impeachment articles against US President Donald Trump. It is reported by CNN.
Trump is accused of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Now the articles will be submitted to the House of Representatives for voting.
The exact date of the vote has not yet been set, but representatives of the Democratic Party previously stated that it could happen next Wednesday.
Democrats have a majority in the House of Representatives, so there is a high probability that the articles will be approved. In the event of a positive vote, the case will go to the Senate, which will conduct a trial to decide whether to remove Trump from the office. The majority in the Senate are Republicans.
If the House of Representatives approves the articles, Trump will become the third president in US history to go through the impeachment process.
Recall, Trump called the charges against him "ridiculous."