US President Donald Trump has hit back at the US Congress branding the formal impeachment charges as a "complete hoax".
His comments came after the House Democrats read the formal charges from the well of the US Senate.
He faces two charges after the House voted to impeach him last month.
One, that he abused his presidential power by pressuring Ukraine to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden, using military aid to the country as leverage.
He is also charged with obstructing Congress' ensuing probe.
The president insists he did nothing wrong, and he dismissed the trial anew on Thursday at the White House: "It's totally partisan. It’s a hoax."
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Jan 16, 2020