Any impeachment trial  is likely to deepen the political divisions in the country. Photograph: EPA/Michael Reynolds

This week Donald Trump’s inexorable slide towards impeachment was confirmed, as House speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that charges against him sho(...)

US  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announcing that articles of impeachment are to be drawn up against US president Donald Trump. Photograph:  Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump faces an impeachment vote as early as this month after the top Democrat in Congress ordered that charges against him should(...)

Professor  Jonathan Turley at  a House judiciary committee hearing on the impeachment of US president Donald Trump on Wednesday. He said that Trump was “allowed” to go to court to block witnesses and that it would be an abuse of power for Congress to treat that as an impeachable act of obstruction. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

Are House Democrats making a mistake by moving swiftly to impeach President Donald Trump when some facts remain hidden about whether he abused his pow(...)

Noah Feldman of Harvard Law School  and Pamela Karlan of Stanford Law School  during a House judiciary committee hearing on the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump in Washington on Wednesday. Photograph: Tom Brenner/Reuters

US president Donald Trump’s actions towards Ukraine constitute impeachable conduct, three legal scholars testified on Wednesday, as the House judiciar(...)