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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...

How Trump's Impeachment Trial Is Expected to Play Out

4 hours of debate on Tuesday set the stage for opening arguments on Wednesday

(Newser) - It's impeachment, take II . The Senate on Tuesday begins the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump. Barring surprises, the smart money points to a short trial, maybe lasting a week, that results in Trump's acquittal . Democrats (and a few Republicans) accuse Trump of inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol...

McConnell, Schumer Reach 'Eminently Fair' Deal on Trump Trial

Vote on conviction could happen early next week

(Newser) - The stage is set for Donald Trump's second impeachment trial. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell have reached a deal on the timing and structure of the former president's trial, which begins Tuesday, the Washington Post reports. A bipartisan resolution, which can be...

Trump Attorneys Dismiss Trial as &#39;Political Theater&#39;
Trump Lawyers: Impeachment
Trial Isn't About Justice
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Trump Lawyers: Impeachment Trial Isn't About Justice

It's merely to allow Democrats to score political points, they argue in new brief

(Newser) - Former President Trump's second impeachment trial begins Tuesday, and his legal team elaborated on its strategy in a newly filed brief. Details:
  • "The Article of Impeachment presented by the House is unconstitutional for a variety of reasons, any of which alone would be grounds for immediate dismissal,"

Liz Cheney Urges GOP to Move Past Trump
Liz Cheney
Tells GOP:
Drop Trump

Liz Cheney Tells GOP: Drop Trump

Under fire, lawmaker says she won't resign over impeachment vote

(Newser) - Facing a backlash from Wyoming Republicans over her vote for impeachment, Rep. Liz Cheney said Sunday that her party should reconsider its support for former President Trump. "We should not be embracing the former president," she said. Cheney made the comments on Fox News Sunday. "We have...

Top GOP Trump Detractor Censured at Home

Liz Cheney's impeachment vote won ire in Wyoming

(Newser) - GOP Rep. Liz Cheney has been censured by the Republican Party in her home state of Wyoming for her vote to impeach Donald Trump following the Jan. 6 riot at the US Capitol . The third ranking House Republican was one of only 10 members from her party to vote yes...

Trump Heads to Gab for Social Media Vent

Former president posted on Friday about upcoming impeachment hearing

(Newser) - Jared Kushner may have tried his best to keep his father-in-law off of social media, but where there's a will, there's always a platform. Since 2016, Donald Trump has had a rarely used account on Gab, a site favored by far-right users, but he hadn't posted since...

Trump's Team Dismisses Idea of Testifying in Trial

House manager had requested sworn testimony about Capitol attack

(Newser) - Hours after House impeachment managers asked that former President Trump testify in or before his Senate trial, the defense rejected the request . "The president will not testify in an unconstitutional proceeding," Jason Miller, a spokesman, said Thursday. Trump's impeachment lawyers were less straightforward but equally dismissive in...

Impeachment Managers Ask Trump to Testify Under Oath

Rep. Jamie Raskin makes the official request in letter to former president's lawyers

(Newser) - House impeachment managers want former President Trump to make his case under oath. One of the managers, Rep. James Raskin, sent a letter to Trump's legal team Thursday requesting that Trump testify either before or during the trial, which begins on Tuesday, reports the Hill . There was no immediate...

Defense Says Trump Had Right to Deny Election Results

New team files brief arguing House impeachment article

(Newser) - Lawyers for former President Trump filed their response to the House's impeachment charge Tuesday, and it included a denial that it's wrong to say the presidential election results are in doubt. Trump repeatedly told supporters he won the November election "in a landslide" and faces an article...

House Democrats Outline Their Case Against Trump

Legal brief: 'If provoking an insurrectionary riot' isn't impeachable, what is?

(Newser) - The formalities have begun ahead of former President Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate next week. On Monday, House impeachment managers outlined their case in a legal brief, reports the Hill , the Washington Post , Forbes , and the AP . Excerpts from the brief and other details from those sources:
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Donald Trump Announces New Impeachment Defense Team

2 new top lawyers after last team unraveled

(Newser) - After former President Trump's impeachment defense team unraveled over the weekend , Trump quickly named a new one. Defense attorneys David Schoen, who frequently appears as a legal commentator on TV, and Bruce Castor, the former DA who declined to charge Bill Cosby back in 2005, will be representing Trump...

Top Trump Impeachment Lawyers Call it Quits

Butch Bowers, Deborah Barbier, and Josh Howard won't be defending the ex-president

(Newser) - Donald Trump has lost his top lawyers just a week before they were set to defend him in the upcoming Senate impeachment trial. CNN reports that the five attorneys who've parted ways with the former president are Butch Bowers, Deborah Barbier, Josh Howard, Johnny Gasser and Greg Harris. The...

GOP Punishes Lawmaker Who Voted to Impeach

South Carolina Republicans censure Rep. Tom Rice

(Newser) - "I have backed this President through thick and thin for four years," Rep. Tom Rice said in a statement after voting to impeach President Trump. "I campaigned for him and voted for him twice. But, this utter failure is inexcusable." The leaders of South Carolina's...

Mar-a-Lago Meeting Bodes Well for Trump's Influence

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is visiting the former president at his resort

(Newser) - A meeting on Thursday between former President Trump and the most powerful Republican in the House is widely seen as a sign of Trump's continued clout within the GOP. Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is visiting Trump at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, and a report at CNN casts it...

What Senate Vote Count Says About the Impeachment Trial

It's still happening after 55-45 vote against Rand Paul's objection, but conviction looks iffy

(Newser) - Former President Trump's impeachment trial begins Feb. 9, but a vote Tuesday in the Senate revealed a mostly partisan split over the validity of having the trial in the first place. It was a win for the Democrats, only in that they, and five Republicans who joined them, quashed...

Senator Presiding Over Impeachment Trial Taken to Hospital

Patrick Leahy undergoes tests after feeling ill, then heads home

(Newser) - Sen. Patrick Leahy, who's presiding over the impeachment trial of former President Trump, was taken to a hospital Tuesday evening after saying he didn't feel well. After an evaluation, including tests, Leahy went home, the Hill reports. The Capitol physician had conducted a brief exam of his own,...

Only 5 GOP Senators Vote to Proceed With Trump Trial

Rand Paul objection failed with 55-45 vote

(Newser) - Senate Republicans voted overwhelmingly Tuesday against moving forward with Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment trial, making clear a conviction of the former president for "incitement of insurrection" is unlikely. In a 55-45 procedural vote, the Senate set aside an objection from Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul that would have...

Oregon GOP's 'False Flag' Theory Draws a Backlash

'Oregonian' editorial board wonders where state's 'mainstream Republicans' have gone

(Newser) - As the Senate gears up for Donald Trump's second impeachment trial , tied to the violent Capitol riot on Jan. 6, Oregon's Republican Party has its own take on what happened that day. To wit, per the Guardian : They insist that evidence is increasingly pointing to the DC attack...

House Delivers Its Case for Impeachment to Senate

Ceremonial walk begins in the chamber under attack during Capitol riot

(Newser) - Nine House managers walked their article of impeachment to the Senate on Monday evening, setting up a trial of former President Trump on a charge of "incitement of insurrection" involving the assault on the Capitol on Jan. 6. It's the second time in just over a year that...

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