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Trump Celebrates, Saying He's Just Begun

Former president issues statement not mentioning the riot but hinting at his return

(Newser) - Former President Trump welcomed victory in his Senate impeachment trial on Saturday, suggesting he's not finished politically. "This has been yet another phase of the greatest witch hunt in the history of our Country," Trump said in a statement. "No president has ever gone through anything...

Senate Acquits Trump of Inciting Insurrection
Senate Acquits Trump
on a 57-43 Vote
impeachment trial

Senate Acquits Trump on a 57-43 Vote

Former president was charged with inciting insurrection

(Newser) - The Senate voted Saturday to acquit Donald Trump of inciting insurrection, ending the effort to hold the former president responsible for the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol. Seven Republicans voted with Democrats to convict, the AP reports, providing the largest show of bipartisan support for conviction of any...

Senate Votes on Allowing Impeachment Witnesses
Senate Strikes Deal After
'Stunning Development'

Senate Strikes Deal After 'Stunning Development'

Impeachment witnesses won't be called after all

(Newser) - The Senate on Saturday reached a deal that will allow it to skip the calling of witnesses in Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial—this after an earlier "stunning development" in which lead Democratic impeachment manager Jamie Raskin asked that Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler be questioned. Herrera Beutler, a...

Here's How Mitch McConnell Plans to Vote on Impeachment

According to an anonymous source

(Newser) - Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell will vote to acquit Donald Trump in the former president's impeachment trial. That’s according to a source familiar with McConnell's thinking who was not authorized to publicly discuss the decision and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity. Word of McConnell’...

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&#39;s Defense Begins
'The President Did Not
Cause the Riots'

'The President Did Not Cause the Riots'

Impeachment lawyers for former president wrap up their defense

(Newser) - Defense lawyers for former President Trump wrapped up their arguments in his impeachment trial Friday, making the case that Trump cannot be held responsible for the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. Senators then had a question-and-answer session with lawyers from both sides, and they are now on track to...

Big Question in DC: How Will Mitch Vote?

Senate GOP leader expected to favor acquittal of Trump, but doubt lingers

(Newser) - What will Mitch do? That's one big topic of conversation regarding the upcoming vote on former President Trump's impeachment. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell blamed Trump for provoking the Capitol rioters and signaled his support for the trial now underway, notes the Washington Post . But whether he will...

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...

Trump&#39;s Jurors Strategize With His Lawyers
Trump's Jurors Meet
With His Lawyers
impeachment trial

Trump's Jurors Meet With His Lawyers

Schoen says the topic was procedure, but Cruz says they talked strategy

(Newser) - Dismissing the appearance of conflict—and again demonstrating that an impeachment trial is unlike any other—President Trump's lawyers met with three of his jurors Thursday afternoon to plan strategy. The meeting was "just very nice," said David Schoen, one of the lawyers, the Washington Post reports....

Trump &#39;Sent Them There,&#39; Says Lawmaker of Rioters
'I'm Afraid
He's Going
to Run Again
and Lose'
impeachment trial

'I'm Afraid He's Going to Run Again and Lose'

Impeachment managers rest their case

(Newser) - The House impeachment managers wrapped up their case against former President Trump on Thursday, arguing that rioters who descended on the Capitol did so because they were obeying the president. One repeated sentiment from the day is expressed in this quote from Rep. Joe Neguse: “We humbly, humbly ask...

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...

GOP Senators Say Shocking Video Won't Change Their Minds

'The result is preordained,' Cruz says

(Newser) - After a second day of searing evidence in former President Trump's second impeachment trial—including previously unseen video footage showing how narrowly some lawmakers escaped the mob—most Republican lawmakers still seemed unwilling to vote to convict. GOP senators including Ted Cruz said that while the scenes of violence...

New Footage Shows Romney Close Call During Riot
New Footage Shows Romney
Close Call During Riot

New Footage Shows Romney Close Call During Riot

Eugene Goodman directed senator to safety

(Newser) - Security footage aired at Donald Trump's second impeachment trial Wednesday shows that Capitol police officer Eugene Goodman was even more of a hero than previously known, impeachment manager Del. Stacey Plaskett said. The video shows Goodman encountering Sen. Mitt Romney and warning him to go the other way, the...

Impeachment Manager: Trump Said Word 'Peaceful' Just Once

But said 'fight' or 'fighting' 20 times in Jan. 6 speech, per Rep. Madeline Dean

(Newser) - After setting out their case against Donald Trump for inciting supporters in the months before the Capitol attack, House impeachment managers turned to the day of the attack itself. Impeachment manager Rep. Madeline Dean choked up as she recounted the terror of when rioters started banging on the House chamber...

Impeachment Manager Warns 'Graphic' Footage Will Be Shown

'It's a moment of truth for America,' Rep. Jamie Raskin says

(Newser) - After Tuesday's 56-44 vote to proceed , Donald Trump's Senate trial resumed Wednesday, with House impeachment managers setting out their case against the former president. Lead impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin warned that "graphic and disturbing" footage of Capitol violence would be shown, the Washington Post reports. "...

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...

Trump Wasn't Pleased With His 'Rambling' Lawyers: Report

Senate Republicans say House impeachment managers presented their case more effectively

(Newser) - After the first day of Donald Trump's second impeachment trial, his lawyers are getting bad reviews from Republicans—and the former president himself, according to Politico . Sources say Trump, who spent the day at Mar-a-Lago watching the Senate trial, was not impressed by the dry, technical arguments made by...

Big Lines From Trump Trial&#39;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...

Biden on Trump's Senate Trial: 'I Have a Job'

President won't be watching impeachment proceedings, he says

(Newser) - President Biden is the first president to be in office while his predecessor is on trial in the Senate—but he won't be watching the proceedings. Before an Oval Office meeting with business leaders on his coronavirus relief plan Tuesday, Biden told reporters he would not be watching Donald...

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