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Ken Starr Dead at 76
Ken Starr Dead at 76

Ken Starr Dead at 76

His investigation led to Bill Clinton's impeachment

(Newser) - Ken Starr, a former federal appellate judge and a prominent attorney whose criminal investigation of Bill Clinton led to the president’s impeachment, died Tuesday at age 76, his family said. In 2020, he was recruited to the legal team representing Donald Trump in the nation’s third presidential impeachment...

Historic Impeachment Trial in South Dakota Concludes

State AG Jason Ravnsborg convicted, removed from office

(Newser) - Update: The South Dakota Senate on Tuesday convicted Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg of two impeachment charges stemming from a 2020 fatal accident, removing and barring him from future office in a stinging rebuke that showed most senators didn’t believe his account of the crash. Ravnsborg, a first-term Republican who...

A Historic Senate Trial Looms in South Dakota

State House votes to impeach Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg over fatal crash

(Newser) - A historic Senate trial looms in South Dakota, where the state House on Tuesday impeached state Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg over a 2020 car crash that killed a pedestrian. The AP reports Ravnsborg, a Republican, sent two "defiant" letters to lawmakers on Monday night. In one he penned, he...

McCarthy Cautions Republicans About Trying to Impeach Biden

House GOP leader says Democrats used impeachment for political reasons

(Newser) - If Republicans win control of the House in this year's midterm elections, GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy has plans. His members will concentrate on "holding this administration accountable," he told Maria Bartiromo of Fox Business on Sunday. But McCarthy cautioned Republicans against a politically motivated impeachment of President...

Progressives: Clarence Thomas Must Go

AOC among those raising the possibility of impeachment

(Newser) - Clarence Thomas is back to his Supreme Court duties after a hospital stay , but if progressives have their way, his days on the court will be numbered. A number of lawmakers on the Democrats' left flank have raised the prospect of impeachment over the newly revealed texts of Ginni Thomas...

Alexander Vindman Sues Over Alleged Retaliation

Files suit against Donald Trump Jr., Rudy Giuliani, Dan Scavino, Julia Hahn

(Newser) - Retired Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman is citing the 1871 Ku Klux Klan Act in a lawsuit he filed against Donald Trump Jr., Rudy Giuliani, and two former White House officials in connection with then-President Donald Trump's 2019 impeachment. Vindman alleges the two men, along with former White House Deputy...

'Overwhelming Evidence' That Cuomo Harassed

Investigators combed through thousands of pages of evidence

(Newser) - There’s "overwhelming evidence" that former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo engaged in sexual harassment. The impeachment investigation also found that Cuomo used state employees to work on his memoir and "was not fully transparent regarding the number of nursing home residents who died as a result of...

SD House Launches an 'Unprecedented' Probe Into AG

No state official there has been impeached; that may change with Jason Ravnsborg case

(Newser) - South Dakota's House launched an investigation Tuesday into whether the state's attorney general should be impeached for his conduct surrounding a car crash last year that killed a pedestrian. A sizable majority of the Republican-dominated House voted to have a committee prepare a report and recommend whether Attorney...

McConnell: 'There Isn't Going to Be an Impeachment'

'The way these behaviors get adjusted in this country is at the ballot box'

(Newser) - Some Republicans are calling for President Biden to be impeached over his handling of the withdrawal from Afghanistan—but Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says it's not going to happen. For starters, he noted at an event in Kentucky on Wednesday, Republicans do not control Congress. "The president...

State Lawmakers Stop Cuomo Impeachment Investigation

Assembly's lawyers say only someone still in office can be removed

(Newser) - The New York state Assembly will suspend its impeachment investigation into Gov. Andrew Cuomo once he steps down, the chamber's top Democrat said Friday. Cuomo announced his resignation on Tuesday over sexual harassment allegations, after he faced increasing pressure to resign or risk being ousted by the Democratic-controlled Legislature...

Pedestrian's Glasses Found in State AG's Car After Fatal Crash

Jason Ravnsborg now facing possible impeachment in South Dakota

(Newser) - "His face was in your windshield, Jason." That was among the commentary that South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg had to contend with during two interviews with law enforcement days after the Sept. 12 crash in which he struck and killed a pedestrian. Gov. Kristi Noem released videos...

McConnell Defends His Vote to Acquit
McConnell: Trump's
Behavior 'Unconscionable' 

McConnell: Trump's Behavior 'Unconscionable'

But minority leader defends his vote to acquit former president

(Newser) - So much for Sen. Ron Johnson's hope that Mitch McConnell would "zip his lips" on former President Trump . The Senate minority leader has penned a Wall Street Journal op-ed accusing Trump of inciting insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6 while also defending his vote to acquit the...

Vandals Go After Home of Trump Impeachment Lawyer

Driveway of Michael van der Veen's Philly residence spray-painted with the word 'TRAITOR'

(Newser) - Former President Trump's impeachment trial is over , but not for one of his defense attorneys, who says he's been the target of harassment, intimidation, and vandalism since taking on Trump as a client. "My home was attacked," van der Veen said Saturday, per a pool report...

Report: Trump-McCarthy Call Showed Reticence on Rioters

GOP lawmakers detail 'shouting match' between ex-president, Kevin McCarthy during Capitol attack

(Newser) - "Tomorrow just got a lot more interesting." That was Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse's take Friday night about former President Trump's impeachment trial on Saturday, which will be continuing in the wake of a new report of a Jan. 6 interaction between Trump and House Minority Leader...

Trump's Team to Take Single Day for Impeachment Defense

As House managers rest their case, acquittal seems likely

(Newser) - Former President Trump's second impeachment trial appears destined to end the same way his first did: with an acquittal. House managers rested their case Thursday, day No. 3 of trial No. 2, and the New York Times reports most Republican senators appeared to remain unconvinced. The paper deems it...

Biden: 'Minds May Be Changed' at Trump Trial

House impeachment managers begin their final day of arguments against Trump

(Newser) - The House impeachment managers making the case against former President Trump have begun wrapping up their final arguments Thursday. The general consensus in coverage is that Wednesday's presentation of videos and photos of the Jan. 6 riot, while compelling, hasn't changed the minds of enough Republican senators to...

Unseen Riot Footage to Air at Senate Impeachment Trial

House impeachment managers to make their case

(Newser) - Donald Trump's second impeachment trial was declared constitutional in a 56-44 vote on Tuesday, and so now the trial proceeds. The part that comes next, beginning at 12pm ET Wednesday: Each side gets up to 16 hours for opening arguments, with House impeachment managers up first. They plan to...

Big Lines From Trump Trial's Opening Debate
Big Lines From Day 1
of Impeachment Trial

Big Lines From Day 1 of Impeachment Trial

'This cannot be the future of America'

(Newser) - Donald Trump's second impeachment trial in the Senate started with graphic footage of the Jan. 6 Capitol attack before arguments on the constitutionality of the trial began. Trump's lawyers argue that it is unconstitutional to put a former president on trial, while the House impeachment managers say there...

Senate Votes That Trump Trial Is Constitutional

6 Republicans sided with Democrats in 56-44 vote

(Newser) - A day of debate on whether it is constitutional to put a former president on trial in the Senate succeeded in changing the mind of one senator. Donald Trump's second impeachment trial was declared constitutional in a 56-44 vote, with six Republican senators voting with the chamber's 50...

As Trial Begins, Democrats Show New Video of Riot

'If that’s not an impeachable offense, then there's no such thing'

(Newser) - Donald Trump's second impeachment trial kicked off in the Senate Tuesday—and while the day's main focus is to be technical arguments about the constitutionality of the trial, House impeachment managers started out with a 13-minute video of the Capitol attack. The dramatic footage from less than five...

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