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Chilling Video Footage Becomes Key Exhibit in Trump Trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chilling security video of last month's deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, including of rioters searching menacingly... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chilling security video of last month's deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, including of rioters searching menacingly for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Mike Pence, has become a key exhibit in Donald Trump's impeachment trial... Read More

Trump Fumes, GOP Senators Baffled by Legal Team's Debut

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump fumed that his attorneys' performance on the opening day of his second impeachment... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump fumed that his attorneys' performance on the opening day of his second impeachment trial was a disaster, as allies and Republican senators questioned the strategy and some called for yet another shakeup to... Read More

2021-02-09 15:49:21
by Dan McCue
Senate Leaders Reach Deal on Framework of Impeachment Trial

WASHINGTON - Senate Leaders Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced Monday they have reached a deal on the... Read More

WASHINGTON - Senate Leaders Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced Monday they have reached a deal on the framework for former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, which will start today. “For the information of the Senate, the Republican... Read More

Trump's Trial Starting: 'Grievous Crime' or Just 'Theater'?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate launches Donald Trump's historic second impeachment trial on Tuesday, with lawyers for the former president... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate launches Donald Trump's historic second impeachment trial on Tuesday, with lawyers for the former president insisting he is not guilty of inciting mob violence at the Capitol to overturn the election while prosecutors say he... Read More

Trump Impeachment Trial to Open with Sense of Urgency, Speed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's historic second impeachment trial is opening this week with a sense of urgency — by... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's historic second impeachment trial is opening this week with a sense of urgency — by Democrats who want to hold the former president accountable for the violent U.S. Capitol siege and Republicans who want it... Read More

2021-02-05 17:39:58
by Dan McCue
Trump to be No-Show at Impeachment Trial, Attorneys Say

WASHINGTON - President Trump will not voluntarily testify at his impeachment trial next week, rejecting a request for his presence... Read More

WASHINGTON - President Trump will not voluntarily testify at his impeachment trial next week, rejecting a request for his presence from House impeachment managers. In a letter e-mailed to the former president Thursday morning, Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., said Trump's... Read More

Takeaways from Legal Filings for Trump's Impeachment Trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — The legal sparring around Donald Trump's impeachment trial is underway, with briefs filed this week laying out radically different... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The legal sparring around Donald Trump's impeachment trial is underway, with briefs filed this week laying out radically different positions ahead of next week's Senate trial. House prosecutors and the former president's defense team are putting forward their arguments... Read More

2021-02-02 22:17:39
by Dan McCue
House Democrats Lay Out Case for Conviction; Trump Calls Charge 'Irrelevant'

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump endangered the life of every member of Congress on Jan. 6 when he "summoned a mob... Read More

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump endangered the life of every member of Congress on Jan. 6 when he "summoned a mob to Washington, exhorted them to a frenzy, and aimed them like a loaded cannon" at the U.S. Capitol, House Democrats... Read More

Trump Lawyer: Impeachment Case 'Undemocratic,' Ill-Advised

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are using the upcoming Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump as a political “weapon” to bar... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are using the upcoming Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump as a political “weapon” to bar the former president from seeking office again and are pursuing a case that is “undemocratic” and unconstitutional, one of his... Read More

Trump Names 2 Lawyers to Impeachment Defense Team

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump announced a new impeachment legal defense team just one day after it was... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump announced a new impeachment legal defense team just one day after it was revealed that he had parted ways with an earlier set of attorneys with just over a week to go before... Read More

2021-01-26 21:43:07
by Dan McCue
Senate Vote Appears to Signal Second Acquittal Coming for Trump

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan effort in the Senate Tuesday narrowly killed a Republican push to dismiss the impeachment charge against... Read More

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan effort in the Senate Tuesday narrowly killed a Republican push to dismiss the impeachment charge against former President Donald Trump as unconstitutional. The staunch opposition of all but a handful of Republicans in the 55-45 vote,... Read More

2021-01-26 20:19:14
by Reece Nations
Monmouth Poll Finds Majority Support Trump Impeachment, Voter Fraud Beliefs Persist

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. — Polling data from Monmouth University found that 56% of Americans approve of the House of... Read More

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. — Polling data from Monmouth University found that 56% of Americans approve of the House of Representatives impeaching former President Donald Trump for his role in inciting a violent mob to storm the United States Capitol. ... Read More

Trump Impeachment Goes to Senate, Testing His Sway Over GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats delivered the impeachment case against Donald Trump to the Senate for the start of his historic trial,... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats delivered the impeachment case against Donald Trump to the Senate for the start of his historic trial, but Republican senators were easing off their criticism of the former president and shunning calls to convict him over the deadly... Read More

Trump Impeachment to go to Senate Monday, Triggering Trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that she will send the article of impeachment against Donald Trump... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that she will send the article of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday, triggering the start of the former president's trial on a charge of “incitement of insurrection”... Read More

McConnell Seeks to Push Trump Impeachment Trial to February

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is proposing to push back the start of Donald Trump's impeachment trial... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is proposing to push back the start of Donald Trump's impeachment trial to February to give the former president time to prepare and review his case. House Democrats who voted to impeach Trump last... Read More

Pelosi's Nine Impeachment Managers Hope to 'Finish the Job'

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has tapped nine of her most trusted allies in the House to argue... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has tapped nine of her most trusted allies in the House to argue the case for President Donald Trump’s impeachment. The Democrats, all of whom are lawyers and many of whom have deep... Read More

Trump Impeachment Trial to Focus on His Attacks on Election

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment could go to trial as soon as Inauguration Day, with U.S. senators serving... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment could go to trial as soon as Inauguration Day, with U.S. senators serving not only as jurors but as shaken personal witnesses and victims of the deadly siege of the Capitol by a... Read More

GOP Senators in Spotlight as Second Impeachment Trial Looms

WASHINGTON (AP) — For a second time, Republican senators face the choice of whether to convict President Donald Trump in... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — For a second time, Republican senators face the choice of whether to convict President Donald Trump in an impeachment trial. While only one GOP senator, Utah's Mitt Romney, voted to convict Trump last year, that number could... Read More

A Day of Historic Impeachment, a Capitol as Armed Encampment

WASHINGTON (AP) — The scene in the U.S. Capitol seemed jarringly disconnected. Inside the House chamber, the nation's lawmakers spoke... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The scene in the U.S. Capitol seemed jarringly disconnected. Inside the House chamber, the nation's lawmakers spoke with solemnity about democracy, the rule of law and the words of Abraham Lincoln as they undertook a vote to... Read More

2021-01-13 22:11:16
by Dan McCue
House Impeaches Trump In Bipartisan Rebuke for Inciting Capitol Hill Attack

WASHINGTON - The House of Representatives on Wednesday afternoon impeached President Donald Trump for his role in last week's deadly... Read More

WASHINGTON - The House of Representatives on Wednesday afternoon impeached President Donald Trump for his role in last week's deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol. With the vote, Trump, who was last impeached by the House 13 months ago, becomes... Read More

Trump on Verge of 2nd Impeachment after Capitol Siege

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is on the verge of being impeached for a second time, the House planning... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is on the verge of being impeached for a second time, the House planning the unprecedented vote one week after he encouraged a mob of loyalists to “fight like hell” against election results and... Read More

2021-01-13 00:03:59
by Dan McCue
Katko, Cheney First House Republicans to Back Trump Impeachment

Rep. John Katko, of New York, and House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney, of Wyoming on Tuesday evening became the first... Read More

Rep. John Katko, of New York, and House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney, of Wyoming on Tuesday evening became the first House Republicans to announce they will vote to impeach President Donald Trump for inciting a riot last week at the... Read More

2021-01-11 00:15:30
by Dan McCue
House to Try to Force Pence's Hand on 25th Amendment, Impeachment Looms

WASHINGTON - House Democrats will try to force Vice President Mike Pence's hand Monday to invoke the 25th Amendment and... Read More

WASHINGTON - House Democrats will try to force Vice President Mike Pence's hand Monday to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove President Donald Trump from office, giving him a deadline of 24 hours to do so. If Pence doesn't act... Read More

Top Ally Defends Trump’s Firing of Two Key Impeachment Witnesses

WASHINGTON — Sen. Lindsey Graham defended President Donald Trump’s ouster of two witnesses from his administration whom he blames for... Read More

WASHINGTON — Sen. Lindsey Graham defended President Donald Trump’s ouster of two witnesses from his administration whom he blames for his impeachment, and suggested he would like to see one of the men questioned further. Graham, a South Carolina Republican... Read More

Trump Airs Grievances After Impeachment Acquittal

WASHINGTON — A day after his acquittal in the Senate, President Donald Trump celebrated with Republican allies and ripped Democrats... Read More

WASHINGTON — A day after his acquittal in the Senate, President Donald Trump celebrated with Republican allies and ripped Democrats — and the lone Republican — who backed his conviction, expressing a litany of lingering grievances in a somewhat subdued... Read More

View From the Gallery: Senators Pack Up Desks as Impeachment Trial Nears Its End

WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer tightly hugged Rep. Adam B. Schiff just after the closing argument in... Read More

WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer tightly hugged Rep. Adam B. Schiff just after the closing argument in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, then spoke directly into the House lead manager’s ear for about 10 seconds. Before the... Read More

Senate Votes Against Calling Witnesses in Trump Impeachment Trial

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted narrowly Friday to bring the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump to a close without... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted narrowly Friday to bring the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump to a close without issuing subpoenas for witnesses or evidence, rejecting Democrats’ principal demand and clearing the way for an all-but-certain acquittal to take... Read More

What Happens If Senators Are Tied 50-50 on Whether to Call Impeachment Witnesses?

WASHINGTON — With increasing prospects of a 50-50 tie on the Friday vote to subpoena witnesses in President Trump’s impeachment... Read More

WASHINGTON — With increasing prospects of a 50-50 tie on the Friday vote to subpoena witnesses in President Trump’s impeachment trial, Democrats are considering how they might be able to nudge Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. to weigh in... Read More

Impeachment Trial Likely to End Quickly After Key Republican to Vote Against Witnesses

WASHINGTON — With the announcement from a key Republican that he won’t back a call for witnesses in President Donald... Read More

WASHINGTON — With the announcement from a key Republican that he won’t back a call for witnesses in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, Republicans are likely to wrap up the trial quickly, perhaps as soon as Friday evening. Democrats’ hopes... Read More

GOP Optimism Grows on Blocking Witnesses in Impeachment Trial

WASHINGTON — Former national security adviser John Bolton loomed large in Democratic senators’ inquiries during the question-and-answer phase of President... Read More

WASHINGTON — Former national security adviser John Bolton loomed large in Democratic senators’ inquiries during the question-and-answer phase of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial Wednesday, but Republicans are increasingly confident that by the end of the week they will have... Read More

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