Trump impeached after Capitol riot in historic second charge

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President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time Wednesday, charged with ``incitement of insurrection'' over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in office.

With the Capitol secured by armed National Guard troops inside and out, the House voted 232-197 to impeach Trump.

The proceedings moved at lightning speed, with lawmakers voting just one week after violent pro-Trump loyalists stormed the U.S. Capitol, urged on by the president's calls for them to ``fight like hell'' against the election results.

Ten Republicans fled Trump, joining Democrats who said he needed to be held accountable and warned ominously of a ``clear and present danger'' if Congress should leave him unchecked before Democrat Joe Biden's inauguration Jan. 20.

Trump is the only U.S. president to be twice impeached.