Impeachment

Majority of Americans Support Allowing New Impeachment Evidence, Poll Finds
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Majority of Americans Support Allowing New Impeachment Evidence, Poll Finds
2020-01-22 15:53:35
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A majority of Americans say House managers should be able to introduce new evidence in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, a new Monmouth University poll finds. Most also say that Trump and members of his... Read More

View From the Gallery: Senators Struggle to Sit in Silence at Trump Trial
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View From the Gallery: Senators Struggle to Sit in Silence at Trump Trial

WASHINGTON — Sen. Lindsey Graham looked restless during the first hour of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, when none of the senators had access to their cellphones and the president’s lawyers and the House managers traded procedural arguments. It was... Read More

Roberts Admonishes House Prosecution, White House Defense
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Roberts Admonishes House Prosecution, White House Defense

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts drew little attention to himself in the beginning 12 hours of his first impeachment trial. But it was just before 1 a.m., as tempers on the floor had started to wear thin, that he... Read More

Senate Approves Impeachment Trial Rules, Rejecting Witnesses
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Senate Approves Impeachment Trial Rules, Rejecting Witnesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate plunged into President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram opening arguments into two days but solidly rejecting Democratic demands for more witnesses to expose what they deem Trump’s “trifecta” of offenses.... Read More

McConnell Moves to Speed Up Senate Impeachment Trial
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McConnell Moves to Speed Up Senate Impeachment Trial

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell proposed Monday to significantly speed up President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, offering rules that would shoehorn opening arguments into a grueling four-day period of 12-hour days, meaning a major part of the nation’s... Read More

Impeachment Rules Encroach on Free Press
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Impeachment Rules Encroach on Free Press
2020-01-17 18:40:27
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - It has been a tough, some would say strange, few weeks for the press in Washington, D.C. Symbolically, it began with the shuttering of the Newseum, a museum dedicated to journalism and freedom of speech, which closed December... Read More

After Drastic Policy Changes, More Than 20,000 Cubans Asylum Seekers Are Fighting Deportation
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After Drastic Policy Changes, More Than 20,000 Cubans Asylum Seekers Are Fighting Deportation

MIAMI — Caught between immigration policy changes championed by two very different administrations, a record number of Cubans are now fighting deportation, as they try to gain asylum in the United States. The Trump administration opened deportation proceedings against 25,044... Read More

White House Violated the Law by Freezing Ukraine Aid, GAO Says
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White House Violated the Law by Freezing Ukraine Aid, GAO Says
2020-01-17 15:10:35
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The White House violated federal law in withholding security assistance to Ukraine, one of the actions that set the stage for President Donald Trump's impending  impeachment trial in the Senate, a nonpartisan federal watchdog said Thursday. In a... Read More

House Formally Notifies Senate of Impeachment Articles Against Trump
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House Formally Notifies Senate of Impeachment Articles Against Trump

WASHINGTON — With a solemn procession through the Capitol Rotunda on Wednesday, the House took the final, formal steps to pave the way for the third presidential impeachment trial in the nation’s history. But even before Thursday’s swearing-in ceremonies could... Read More

Chief Justice, Senators Sworn in for Trump Impeachment
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Chief Justice, Senators Sworn in for Trump Impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts was sworn in Thursday to preside over President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, then immediately administered the oath to the full Senate to ensure “impartial justice” as jurors for only the third such proceeding in... Read More

‘No Cameras, No C-Span, No Coverage.’ Rules Will Limit Access During Trump’s Trial
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‘No Cameras, No C-Span, No Coverage.’ Rules Will Limit Access During Trump’s Trial

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt said Tuesday that there will be restrictions to public and press access during President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, including periods when the Senate chamber is cleared of reporters. The bulk of the trial will... Read More

McConnell Says Senate Impeachment Trial Will Start Next Tuesday
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McConnell Says Senate Impeachment Trial Will Start Next Tuesday
2020-01-14 22:46:24
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced Tuesday that the Senate will begin taking a series of steps this week so that President Trump's impeachment trial can start immediately after the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Speaking to... Read More

Pelosi Sets Wednesday Votes to Send Impeachment to Senate
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Pelosi Sets Wednesday Votes to Send Impeachment to Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is preparing to vote Wednesday to send the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate to start the historic trial, several people told The Associated Press. Speaker Nancy Pelosi met privately Tuesday at the... Read More

Russian Hackers Attacked Burisma in Midst of Impeachment Inquiry, Security Firm Says
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Russian Hackers Attacked Burisma in Midst of Impeachment Inquiry, Security Firm Says

WASHINGTON — In the midst of the impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump, Russian hackers attacked the Ukrainian gas company linked to the inquiry, according to cybersecurity experts. Researchers at Area 1, a security company run by a former National... Read More

Legal Ruling on Withheld Ukraine Aid Could Shake Up Impeachment Trial
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Legal Ruling on Withheld Ukraine Aid Could Shake Up Impeachment Trial

WASHINGTON — Congress’ investigative arm may be about to add a new wrinkle into the Senate’s impeachment trial of President Donald Trump sparked by the nearly two-month holdup of Ukraine security assistance last year, which Democrats charge Trump orchestrated to... Read More

Pelosi Says She Will Submit Articles of Impeachment ‘Soon’ as Pressure Mounts
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Pelosi Says She Will Submit Articles of Impeachment ‘Soon’ as Pressure Mounts

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she would “soon” release articles of impeachment to the Senate amid an increasingly tense standoff and diminishing support among her Democratic allies. “I’m not holding them indefinitely,” the California Democrat said. “I’ll... Read More

Republicans Pledge to Pass Senate Impeachment Trial Rules Without Democrats
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Republicans Pledge to Pass Senate Impeachment Trial Rules Without Democrats

WASHINGTON — Republicans leaders said Tuesday they have the votes to approve a package of rules — without Democratic support — that will govern the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, punting a decision about whether to call witnesses until... Read More

John Bolton’s Surprise Offer to Testify in Trump Impeachment Trial Puts Pressure on GOP
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John Bolton’s Surprise Offer to Testify in Trump Impeachment Trial Puts Pressure on GOP

WASHINGTON — Former national security adviser John Bolton said Monday he would testify in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial if the Senate issues him a subpoena, putting new and potentially intense pressure on Senate Republicans to open the impeachment trial... Read More

Pelosi and McConnell Begin 2020 in Standoff Over Trump Trial
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Pelosi and McConnell Begin 2020 in Standoff Over Trump Trial

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are locked in a stare-down over the terms of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, which carries political risks for both sides if it continues deeper into January. The... Read More

Trump Senate Impeachment Trial Finds Scant Precedent in History
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Trump Senate Impeachment Trial Finds Scant Precedent in History

WASHINGTON — Bill Clinton’s impeachment two decades ago set the modern template for President Donald Trump’s upcoming trial in the Senate. But the process may be even more contentious this time given sharper tribal divisions in Washington. Clinton’s four-week proceeding... Read More

Murkowski ‘Disturbed’ by McConnell Pledge to Coordinate With White House on Trial
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Murkowski ‘Disturbed’ by McConnell Pledge to Coordinate With White House on Trial

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a moderate Alaska Republican known for her independent streak, said Wednesday she was “disturbed” by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s pledge of “total coordination” with the White House during President Trump’s expected impeachment trial. In a Christmas... Read More

House Democrats Pass High-Water Mark in Fights Against Trump
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House Democrats Pass High-Water Mark in Fights Against Trump

WASHINGTON — Democrats scored a series of damaging revelations about Donald Trump when they launched their impeachment investigation, but now they’ll begin a crucial election year with the challenge that the most dramatic moments are likely behind them. Even by... Read More

With Senate Trial on Hold, Trump Faces Uncertainty During Florida Vacation
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With Senate Trial on Hold, Trump Faces Uncertainty During Florida Vacation

WASHINGTON — Mar-a-Lago? For President Donald Trump this holiday season, his South Florida resort likely will feel more like Mar-a-Limbo. As Trump mulls becoming only the third sitting president to be impeached during rounds of golf in the sun and... Read More

Trump Impeachment Trial: Squaring Off in the Senate
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Trump Impeachment Trial: Squaring Off in the Senate

WASHINGTON — A senior White House official and leading Senate Republicans predicted Sunday that congressional Democrats would fail in their bid to force the Senate to summon witnesses in President Trump’s impeachment trial. Democrats countered by asking why, if Trump... Read More

House and Senate Leaders Tussle Over Trump Impeachment Trial
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House and Senate Leaders Tussle Over Trump Impeachment Trial

WASHINGTON — A day after the Democratic-led House impeached President Donald Trump, House and Senate leaders argued Thursday over how his Senate trial will be conducted, with the two articles of impeachment likely to remain in limbo until at least... Read More

Democrats Set Up Senate Trial Strategy Ahead of Impeachment Vote
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Democrats Set Up Senate Trial Strategy Ahead of Impeachment Vote

WASHINGTON — House Democrats are nearing one of the most important decisions in their effort to impeach Donald Trump: Who will bear the historic duty of prosecuting the president in next year’s Senate trial. With the House planning to vote... Read More

Congress Braces for Trump Impeachment Vote as Partisan Lines Harden
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Congress Braces for Trump Impeachment Vote as Partisan Lines Harden

WASHINGTON — The nation’s fractured leadership continued its somber march into the history books as the House of Representatives prepared to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday, a dramatic step that has been sapped of almost any drama by relentless... Read More

Trump Sends Blistering Letter to House Speaker Ahead of Impeachment
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Trump Sends Blistering Letter to House Speaker Ahead of Impeachment
2019-12-17 23:39:08
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Hours ahead of his expected impeachment, an irate President Donald Trump unloaded on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, accusing House Democrats of a "perversion of justice" as they pursue a "partisan impeachment crusade." Throughout the letter, Trump continues to... Read More

Republicans to NJ Rep. Jeff Van Drew: Not So Fast
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Republicans to NJ Rep. Jeff Van Drew: Not So Fast

Republicans aren’t exactly rolling out the red carpet for Jeff Van Drew. The New Jersey Democratic congressman may have hoped his defection to the GOP would ease his path to reelection in a conservative-leaning district. His political prospects as a... Read More

Senate Impeachment Trial is Expected. How it Will Work is Very Uncertain
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Senate Impeachment Trial is Expected. How it Will Work is Very Uncertain

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans on Sunday publicly diverged over how to conduct the expected impeachment trial of President Trump, with some calling for allegations against him to be summarily quashed and others advocating a lengthier process that would include summoning... Read More

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