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    (CBS Local)– David Pogue has been covering the world of science for decades as a writer, author and reporter for CBS Sunday Morning. The conversation about climate change becomes more mainstream each day with the changes happening to our globe and Pogue hopes his new book from Simon & Schuster called “How To Prepare For Climate Change” can enlighten people on what is happening. MORE FROM CBS: RELATED: Bretman Rock On MTVs Following: Bretman Rock: When I First Started, The Word Influencer Wasnt Even A Thing Kale Culley On The CW’s ‘Walker’: ‘They Told Us Not To Watch The Original Walker, Texas Ranger’ Lorraine Toussaint On CBS’ ‘The Equalizer: ‘I’ve Always Admired Queen Latifah’ In his book, Pogue writes about how you can talk to kids about climate change, how to approach a person who is a climate changer denier and the ways you can prepare your family for...
    Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday acknowledged failures on the part of the European Union in the fight against the coronavirus, admitting that the bloc had fallen behind in the vaccination campaign. Van der Leyen takes his feet in the Irish carpet The President of the European Commission was invited to speak to MEPs after being strongly criticized on two points: – on the one hand, the slowness of the distribution of vaccines against COVID-19, of which it coordinated the purchases, and, – on the other hand, the control of the export of vaccines from Ireland to Northern Ireland, which she almost immediately gave up in the face of scandalized reactions in London as well as in Dublin and Belfast on the re-establishment of a physical border on the island. Von der Leyen admits and lists errors made by the Commission With delays in deliveries and the passes of...
    President Andrés Manuel López Obrador landed this Wednesday at the Felipe Ángeles Airport, where he will inaugurate the complex’s military air base. The head of the Executive arrived in a plane of the Mexican Air Force, accompanied by a delegation formed by Alfredo del Mazo, governor of the State of Mexico, and the secretaries of National Defense and the Navy, among others. Courtesy of the Presidency Before getting on the plane, López Obrador put on a mask, an accessory that the other passengers on the flight also had. The president explained in his press conference that military and commercial aircraft will land this Wednesday at the terminal under construction. “It’s like a ‘first stage opening’ of the airport,” he said Tuesday. After landing, elements of the Army showed the president the progress in the construction of the airport, whose inauguration is scheduled for...
    Miami : US President Joe Biden has said that while his predecessor’s impeachment trial takes place in the Senate, he will focus on alleviating suffering from the coronavirus pandemic. “No,” Biden replied when asked by reporters in the Oval Office Tuesday if he was watching the trial. “We have already lost more than 450,000 people and we could lose many more if we do not act and act decisively and quickly (…) Many children go to bed hungry. Many families are food insecure. They are in trouble. That’s my job. The Senate has its job and they are about to start it, and I am sure that they will behave well, “he said Tuesday. prior to the start of the impeachment. The president added that he will say nothing more about the impeachment of former President Donald Trump, whom Biden defeated in the elections last November. The White House...
    FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami/CNN) – The decision as to whether former President Donald Trump will be able to reside at his private club Mar-a-Lago in the Town of Palm Beach is no decision at this point. During a town council meeting on Tuesday, attorneys defended Trump’s right to live at the club he owns and manages. RELATED: Miami Weather: Mostly Sun & Warm Afternoon The issue for the town was Trump’s promise, long ago, not to call Mar-a-Lago home. Trump bought the former estate of Marjorie Merriweather Post in 1985 and turned it into a members-only club in 1993. US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive for a Christmas Eve dinner with his family at Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida on December 24, 2019. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images) To transform the private residence into a revenue-generating business, he had...
    Michael T. van der Veen, one of President Donald Trump’s impeachment lawyers, once allegedly described the president as a “f-ing crook” according to a report. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Justin Hiemstra, one of van der Veen’s previous clients, said the lawyer used the term to describe the former president. “I’m not sure if [those comments] were made to make me feel more comfortable, or if they were his actual opinions,” Hiemstra told the Inquirer. “He definitely came off as fairly anti-Trump in the context that I knew him.” Hiemstra was represented by van der Veen after he was charged for allegedly trying to illegally hack into a government database to steal Trump’s tax returns. Van der Veen and other lawyers are backing up lead lawyer Bruce Castor to work the president’s case. The Inquirer report also published a marketing email from van der Veen’s law firm criticizing the president for trying...
    FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami/CNN) – The decision as to whether former President Donald Trump will be able to reside at his private club Mar-a-Lago in the Town of Palm Beach is no decision at this point. During a town council meeting on Tuesday, attorneys defended Trump’s right to live at the club he owns and manages. RELATED: Miami Weather: Mostly Sun & Warm Afternoon The issue for the town was Trump’s promise, long ago, not to call Mar-a-Lago home. Trump bought the former estate of Marjorie Merriweather Post in 1985 and turned it into a members-only club in 1993. US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive for a Christmas Eve dinner with his family at Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida on December 24, 2019. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images) To transform the private residence into a revenue-generating business, he had...
    Washington — Former President Donald Trump is standing trial in the Senate for the second time, with this week's proceedings stemming from his conduct in the run-up to and wake of the January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol. Unlike his first impeachment trial, during which he had an army of lawyers defending him before the Senate, Mr. Trump's legal team for the historic proceedings is much smaller and was thrown together in haste days before the trial kicked off. Representing the former president in last year's trial, which ended with his acquittal by the Senate, was a cadre of well-known attorneys that included White House counsel Pat Cipollone, Jay Sekulow, Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz, former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and former independent counsel Ken Starr, among others. But for his second trial, which began Tuesday, the former president is relying on a trio of lawyers: Bruce...
    The opening statements in the impeachment trial of Donald Trump will begin on Wednesday, after an emotional first day that ended with the Senate vote in favor of holding the trial of the former president for inciting the assault on the United States Capitol even though he is no longer in office. . Miami World / Telemundo 51 The Democratic representatives who are leading the prosecution and the former president’s lawyers will present their arguments to the senators, who serve as a jury. The defense lost by 56 votes to 44 the vote in which they asked to suspend the process, claiming that it was unconstitutional. That provoked Trump’s anger at the work of his attorneys and made his allies question the defense strategy. Some called for new changes to their legal team. The indictment dragged senators and the entire country back into the deadly attack on Congress Tuesday, showing...
    February 10, 2021 7:51 AM | With information from EFE 15 minutes. The former president of the United States (USA), Donald Trump, does not seem to be very happy with the arguments used by his lawyer Bruce Castor, one of his defenders in the impeachment o impeachment against him held in the Senate. Castor, who represents Trump along with attorney David Schoen, delivered a speech on the first day of impeachment that included praise for those responsible for the impeachment. He argued, surprisingly, that the presentation of the case was “well done”. Aware that Democrats do not have the votes to convict Trump at the end of the trial that began on Tuesday, his lawyer starred in a rambling and sometimes incoherent allegation. That is, as if he knew that what he could say would not influence the outcome of the process. “US senators are extraordinary people, in a technical...
    Shock during the impeachment to the former president of the United States, Donald Trump. During their first speech at the impeachment, the Democrats showed a video that reconstructed the assault on the Capitol last January, causing a great silence in the hemicycle while some Republicans looked away. It happened during the speaking time of legislator Jamie Raskin, the Democratic leader of the impeachment, in his attempt to show that Trump’s rhetoric fueled the violence of his loyal followers in the attack on the United States Congress, which left 5 dead. Raskin has asked his Republican opponents to be aware of the “cold and hard facts“That Donald Trump encouraged and that they reject his defense. In his judgment, continuing with that position” is an invitation for the president to do what he wants “and even use” violent methods “to keep from detaching himself from power. The video ...
                                   Presented by TikTok     Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. It is Wednesday! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths reported each morning this week: Monday, 463,477; Tuesday, 465,072; Wednesday, 468,203. The Senate determined on Tuesday that former President TrumpDonald TrumpSchoen says Trump team will be 'very well prepared' after criticism Iowa Republicans seek to cut funding for schools with 1619 Project in curriculum Capitol rioter seen smoking in Rotunda arrested MORE can be tried for alleged impeachable offenses under the...
    On the first day of the president’s second impeachment, Democrats finally brought the fire. It was an odd impeachment from the moment it began, with lawyers arguing to a jury filled with victims and co-conspirators (hey, Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz) in a trial being held at the scene of the actual crime, in a chamber that had been breached by Trump’s insurrectionists. No one was exactly excited to be here to impeach Trump, again. Democrats, eager to get to lawmaking, were nervous about looking partisan and burning political capital. Republicans just want to pretend the whole storming-the-Capitol-at-Trump’s-behest thing never happened. But there’s no moving on when the preservation of our democracy could come down to how well Democrats narrate what happened on Jan. 6. And luckily for democracy, Democratic impeachment manager Jamie Raskin’s emotional speech Tuesday put what’s at stake in stark relief. I’m not sure if these impeachment...
    The president had rejected the charges, alleging that the prosecutors’ allegations are based on the testimonies of confessed drug traffickers who were extradited by his government, who surrendered after feeling the pressure that they were going to be captured or were captured by US authorities. His brother was captured in November 2018 in Miami. Although the name of Juan Orlando Hernández is not specifically mentioned, the Prosecutor’s Office uses the code CC-4 to refer to him, which has appeared frequently in United States court documents related to the Fuentes Ramírez case, as well as in other documents of the drug trafficking case against Tony Hernández. Earlier, the leader of the Los Cachiros cartel, Leonel Rivera, also testified that they and other drug traffickers paid massive bribes to CC-4 in exchange for protection of the forces of order and avoiding extradition to the United States. “Among...
    By HOPE YEN and CALVIN WOODWARD, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for Donald Trump stretched beyond the facts when they argued there's an open-and-shut case that the Constitution bars impeaching former presidents. That question is not settled, though the weight of legal views contradicts the Trump team's assertions. Bruce Castor and David Schoen addressed the Senate Tuesday on the first day of Trump's trial after Democratic impeachment managers from the House presented the opening of their case for conviction. Trump is accused of inciting the deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Democrats overcame a procedural hurdle as the Senate voted 56-44 to proceed with trial but face tough odds trying to win the two-thirds majority needed to convict Trump. A look at the arguments: CASTOR, quoting the Constitution: "'Judgment in cases of impeachment’ — i.e., what we are doing — ‘shall not extend further than to...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for Donald Trump stretched beyond the facts when they argued there’s an open-and-shut case that the Constitution bars impeaching former presidents. That question is not settled, though the weight of legal views contradicts the Trump team’s assertions. Bruce Castor and David Schoen addressed the Senate Tuesday on the first day of Trump’s trial after Democratic impeachment managers from the House presented the opening of their case for conviction. Trump is accused of inciting the deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Democrats overcame a procedural hurdle as the Senate voted 56-44 to proceed with trial but face tough odds trying to win the two-thirds majority needed to convict Trump. A look at the arguments: CASTOR, quoting the Constitution: “‘Judgment in cases of impeachment’ — i.e., what we are doing — ‘shall not extend further than to removal from office.’ What is so hard about...
    Impeachment (impeachment) to former US President Donald Trump for your responsibility in the assault on the Capitol It began this Tuesday with a sharp contrast between the strategies of the prosecution and the defense, and with a vote in which the Senate declared that the process is legitimate and constitutional. Although the debate on the first day was focused on constitutionality, the Democratic legislators who serve as “prosecutors” in the impeachment trial did not want to waste time, and they began their argument with a projection of a 13 minute video on the assault on the Capitol and Trump’s harangues to his followers. The images were submitted by the leader of the prosecution team (the “chief prosecutor”), Democratic Congressman Jamie Raskin. For many legislators, senators and journalists who they lived the assault in person On January 6, it was not easy to relive the events through that video, and...
    One of Donald Trump's impeachment attorneys has slammed House Democrats for presenting a 'spliced and manufactured' video as their first piece of evidence in the Senate trial on a charge of incitement to insurrection. Attorney David Schoen was reacting to the first piece of evidence presented by House impeachment managers on Tuesday, a 14-minute video which inter-cut footage of the January 6 U.S. Capitol riot with Trump's speech earlier that day urging his supporters to 'fight'.  'It's very easy to stand up and show spliced and manufactured films. Literally the Democrats, the House managers, hired a large movie company and a large law firm to put together this thing,' Schoen said in an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity. 'It's a matter of tricking the American people, to play as if the rioting was going on in real time with the speech,' he added. 'What's the purpose of that?...
    The impeachment of former US President Donald Trump for his responsibility in the assault on the Capitol began on Tuesday with a sharp contrast between the strategies of the prosecution and the defense and with a vote in which the Senate declared that the process is legitimate and constitutional. Miamimundo / Univision More than a month after Trump urged his supporters to march on Congress and a mob of them forcibly stormed the Capitol, the Senate began the second impeachment against him. ex-president, who left power three weeks ago. “The charges against former President Trump are the most serious ever brought against a president in the history of the United States,” said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer at the beginning of the session. THE FIRST DEBATE, ON THE CONSTITUTION The fact that Trump is the first president of the United States to face impeachment when he is no longer in...
    Fox News senior political correspondent Brit Hume said Tuesday that the Democrats are intent upon impeaching former President Donald Trump because of their “loathing” for him. WATCH: “You cannot overstate the loathing in which the constituency of the Democratic Party holds Donald Trump,” Hume told Fox News host Mark Steyn, “and from the first day of his presidency, the attitude of the Democrats has been to resist, and they followed through on that by going after him in any possible way — including now impeaching him twice.” Hume said he doesn’t believe the Democrats really think they have “any better chance” of convicting Trump in a Senate trial than the Republicans thought they had of beating former President Bill Clinton. (RELATED: ‘I Have No Idea What He’s Doing’: Dershowitz Rips Trump Attorney During Defense Opener) “Impeachment, as you seem to have noticed, is an utterly political undertaking … The...
    Actress Alyssa Milano was among celebrities celebrating Trump's impeachment trial Celebrity detractors of Donald Trump are taking to Twitter to cheer the start of the former president's Senate impeachment trial on a charge of inciting insurrection, with many calling for a swift conviction. Actress Alyssa Milano was among those who ridiculed Trump's lead defense attorney Bruce Castor, who argued on Tuesday that it was unconstitutional to hold a trial after Trump left office. 'What the f*** is this Bruce guy talking about? He's making zero sense and is really bad at this,' tweeted Milano. 'Seems like Trumps defense team is just making words to waste time,' wrote actress Patricia Arquette. 'I can't believe they assigned Trump such a s****y Public Defender,' joked comedian Jon Stewart. The Senate voted voted 56-44 to proceed with its trial, rejecting the argument of Trump's attorneys against its constitutionality, but the vote total suggested that the...
    One of Donald Trump's three impeachment lawyers described the former president as a 'f****** crook' and sued him last year for attempting to disenfranchise Pennsylvania votes through baseless claims of mail-in voter fraud. Michael van der Veen, 57, was one of three lawyers drafted a week ago to represent Trump in his trial, and on Monday signed Trump's response to the House article of impeachment, alongside Bruce Castor and David Schoen. Castor and Schoen are his lead defense lawyers. All were hired last Sunday, after his five previous lawyers quit. Michael van der Veen is one of three lawyers defending Trump, alongside Castor and Schoen Trump, pictured in November, hired Castor, Schoen and van der Veen only a week ago The impeachment trial of Donald Trump on charges of insurrection began on Tuesday But van der Veen's previous remarks and cases are certain to raise eyebrows -...
    CNN host Jake Tapper said on Tuesday that he believes the current state of the Senate, amid the ongoing impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, would be the same even if former Vice President Mike Pence was killed in the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol. Tapper was hosting CNN’s special coverage of Trump’s second impeachment trial, alongside Dana Bash and Abby Phillip, when he made the comment. (RELATED: Congresswoman Says Capitol Riot Reminded Her Of Being Nearly Killed By Jonestown Cult) Bash began the topic by giving her analysis on the House impeachment managers’ presentation to the Senate and how it was intended to remind the senators of their experiences during the attack. She pointed out that even though they are jurors, “they are also witnesses and they are also victims.” She then said, “Hard to imagine even the Republicans, who are looking for a political out...
    New York : The impeachment of former President Donald Trump for his responsibility in the assault on Capitol It began this Tuesday with a sharp contrast between the strategies of the prosecution and the defense, and with a vote in which the Senate declared that the process is legitimate and constitutional. More than a month after Trump will urge his supporters to march to Congress and when a mob of them broke into the Capitol by force, the Senate began the second impeachment (impeachment, in English) against the former president, who left power three weeks ago. “The Charges against former President Trump are the most serious ever brought against a president in US history“Said the leader of the Democratic majority in the Senate, Chuck Schumer, at the beginning of the session. The first debate, on the Constitution The fact that Trump is the first US president to face impeachment...
    (CNN)The second impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump is underway. It is only the fourth impeachment trial in US history, and the first time a president has been tried after leaving office -- as well as for a second time. The House managers prosecuting Trump will not make acquitting him easy for Republicans. Their opening -- in the very building that was the scene of the crime -- was effective and emotional. They began the trial, which today was focused on the constitutionality of an impeachment trial for a former president, with a shocking montage of video of Trump egging on supporters who quickly became rioters. The case to proceed with impeachmentYou can make video do whatever you want. But this was a remarkable presentation, which was followed by a Constitution- and history-heavy examination of why it's not only right, but necessary to hold these proceedings. It culminated with...
    (CNN)The first day of the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump went as anticipated, with the Senate determining the trial is constitutional.But TV viewers didn't see it all. The cameras are controlled by the Senate and present a selective view of the proceedings. While the House impeachment managers and Trump's lawyers spoke, for instance, the camera was a head-on shot of them only. Just as with last year's trial, artist Bill Hennessy is in the Senate chamber, delivering scenes from what the cameras won't or can't show.Here are sketches from Tuesday:Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, speaks with Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.One senator finds time to read a newspaper during the impeachment hearing.Journalists wait outside the Senate chamber to cover the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump on February 9, 2021.Journalists wait outside the Senate chamber to cover the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump on...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- For President Joe Biden's first 100 days in office, Eyewitness News will have a special election edition of "The Countdown" to get you caught up with all of the day's political and campaign news.You can watch it online, on the ABC7NY app or on our Connected TV apps for Fire, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV. Click here to learn more.Tuesday, Feb. 9Trump's 2nd impeachment trial opens with jarring video of Capitol siege; Senate agrees to proceedDonald Trump's historic second impeachment trial opened Tuesday with graphic video showing the former president whipping up a rally crowd to march to the Capitol and "fight like hell" against his reelection defeat, followed by images of the deadly attack on Congress that came soon after.In an early test of the former president's defense, Trump's team lost a crucial bid to halt the trial on constitutional grounds. Senators confirmed, 56-44,...
    (CNN)It was an absolutely stunning 13 minutes.From the moment lead House impeachment manager Jamie Raskin (D-Maryland) introduced a video showing the events of the January 6 US Capitol attack right until it ended with a note on those who were killed and injured as a result of the riot, it was impossible for me not to watch -- even as I was sickened, saddened and angered by what I saw.The video juxtaposed the staid proceedings of affirming the Electoral College vote inside the House and Senate with the chaos growing outside the building -- as then-President Donald Trump urged attendees of a massive "Stop the Steal" rally to march down to the Capitol and fight to keep Democrats from stealing the election.(Sidebar: There is zero evidence that the election was fraudulent or stolen.)As those two realities merged -- with protesters knocking over the police and rushing the doors where members...
    Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy unexpectedly switched his position on the constitutionality of the Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump, and he explained his new position by calling out the dreadful nature of the former president’s impeachment defense counsel. After a long day of opening arguments by the House Impeachment Managers and Trump defense lawyers Bruce Castor and David Schoen, the Senate voted on a procedural motion to dismiss from Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (R), who claimed the trial of the now-former president was unconstitutional. The measure fell short of a majority, with 56 Senators voting against it, including six Republicans. Tuesday’s roll call very closely tracked a similar vote in two weeks ago that failed 45 – 55 — but this time Cassidy joined the majority of Democrats in backing the trial’s legitimacy. After the House Democrats’ compelling video montage of the violence perpetrated against the Capitol, and how Trump’s rhetoric fed into it, both Castor...
    This Tuesday, the second ‘impeachment’ or impeachment of the former president Donald trump, a historic process because it is the first time that a second impeachment has been applied to a US president, and also because it is the first time that it is a president out of office. The assault on the Capitol on January 6 in which supporters of the former president took Congress on the day that the electoral victory for Democrat Joe Biden was confirmed, has marked a before and after in Trump’s departure from the White House. That day, the tycoon incited his followers to fight “with all their might” or else they would be left without their country. What is charged The resolution imputes to the president a crime of “incitement to insurrection” that cost the lives of five people and plunged the country into an unprecedented crisis just 10 days after the...
    Democratic Rhode Island Rep. David Cicilline said Tuesday that former President Donald Trump’s tweet after the Capitol riot “chills me to the core.” “Now virtually every American who saw those events unfold on television was absolutely horrified by the events of January 6th. But we also know how President Trump himself felt about the attack. He told us,” Cicilline said. (RELATED: Trump Tells Mob Storming Capitol That Election Was Stolen, But They Should Go Home Peacefully) Cicilline read one of Trump’s now-deleted tweets from Jan 6., where the former president said the Capitol riot was in response to alleged election fraud and told people to “go home with love & peace.” “Every time I read that tweet, it chills me to the core. The president of the United States sided with the insurrectionists. He celebrated their cause,” Cicilline said. “He validated their attack. He told them, ‘remember this day forever,’...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- ABC 7 Chicago, Chicago's Number One station for news, explored the significance of the historic election of Kamala Harris, the first female, Black and Asian woman to hold the office of vice president-elect of the United States. The hour-long, virtual town hall, newly relaunched as OUR CHICAGO: Voices of the Community, was moderated by ABC 7 Eyewitness News Anchor/Reporter Cheryl Burton and was available on abc7chicago.com Thursday, November 19 at 2:00 PM.What does the historic election of Kamala Harris mean to female leaders from Chicago area Black and Asian communities? How did they feel when they heard the news? What hopes do they have for our country under this new administration with the pandemic and elevated consciousness of social and racial justice front and center? And with so many more women recently elected to office, how will this influence other young women aspiring to serve in this...
    New York : Santiago García was found dead on Saturday, February 6. Photo: Alexis Lloret / . Claudia Correa, the mother of Santiago García, the footballer who was found dead last Saturday at his home in Mendoza, shot in the head and with a gun in his hand, arrived in Argentina to arrange the procedures for the death of his son and be able to take the body to his native Uruguay, but before He attacked José Mansur, the president of Godoy Cruz, the club to which he belonged, for prioritizing economics over the player’s health. “My son died for a business, that was for him, his business. There are people who live to make money with other people’s skills. Santiago called me on Monday for my birthday and told me that he was at home on Saturday, but Mansur had the idea of ​​asking...
    The charge against Trump is derived from his actions on January 6, when he urged his followers to march towards the headquarters of Congress | 02/09/2021 | ionicons-v5-c13: 52 | . | Washington.- The second impeachment the former US president Donald trump started this Tuesday in a Senate totally divided, so he will hardly be condemned for his responsibility in the assault on Capitol. The 100 senators will serve as jury of the one known in the United States as « impeachment« , and they will be in charge of assessing the accusation of » incitement to insurrection« against Trump for the irruption of a peat his followers in the Capitol, which left 5 dead. « The Senate meets as court of impeachment« said the Democratic senator Patrick Leahy, who chairs the process, at the beginning of the session at 1:00 p.m. local time (6:00 p.m. GMT). The session began with a vote on...
    February 9, 2021 4:25 PM | With information from EFE 15 minutes. The historic impeachmet to former US President Donald Trump began on Tuesday in a totally divided Senate, so he will hardly be condemned for his responsibility in the assault on the Capitol. The 100 senators will serve as impeachment jury, and will be in charge of assessing the accusation of “incitement to insurrection” against Trump for the irruption of a mob of his followers on the Capitol, which left 5 dead. “The Senate it meets as a court of impeachment, “said Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy, who is chairing the process, at the beginning of the session at 1:00 p.m. local time (18:00 GMT). The session began with a vote on the rules that will govern impeachment. These were approved by 89 votes in favor and 11 against. “It is our constitutional duty to carry out a fair and...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former President Donald Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial (all times local): 2:35 p.m. Democrats are using various arguments to make their case for why the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump is constitutional. During arguments Tuesday, they said there is historical precedent for former officials to be tried before the Senate. They said the framers of the Constitution would not have intended for presidents to be let off the hook for conduct committed in their final weeks in office. And they say the Senate should not give in to Trump’s efforts to deprive them of the power to try the president. The impeachment managers are also invoking the public statements of leading conservative legal scholars who in recent days have come forward to support the idea that the trial is constitutional and that the Senate has jurisdiction. ___ HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO...
    In a brief filed on Monday, Donald Trump’s defense attorneys claimed that the real estate mogul was “horrified” by the violence that broke out at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. As noted by The Washington Post, the brief pushed back on claims that Trump failed to take the necessary actions to quell the riot and argued that he took “immediate steps” to take control of the situation. The lawyers also underlined that Trump called for peace after hearing of the violence at the historic American building. Elsewhere, The Seattle Times noted that the filing contradicts other reports of Trump’s actions amid the riot. According to the publication, the claims in the filing are tantamount to “revisionist history” and contradict the real timeline of events on January 6 — as well as the accounts of people who claimed the real estate mogul was initially pleased by the day’s events. “Some...
    February 9, 2021 3:07 PM | With information from DPA 15 minutes. Donald Trump will be the first president in the history of the United States (USA) to face 2 political trials or impeachment in the Senate. Before him, Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton also faced investigations that jeopardized their continuity in the White House, without for now having prospered in any case. Johnson and a controversial firing The list opened with Johnson, appointed for dismissing his then Secretary of War, Edward Stanton, in 1867. The Office Ownership Law stipulated that the president could not remove officials at this level from their posts without first obtaining authorization from the Senate. Johnson initially backed down after the intervention of Congress, but in 1868 he ended up pushing Stanton aside. Three days after this dismissal, the House of Representatives voted in favor of the opening of a political trial against...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former President Donald Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment trial has opened with dramatic video that includes his words to rioters who descended on the U.S. Capitol and the chaos and violence that ensued. Rep. Jamie Raskin, the lead House impeachment manager presenting the case against Trump, introduced the more than 10-minute-long video timeline of the day. It began with Trump’s speech at a Jan. 6 rally by the White House in which he tells the crowd, “We’re going to walk down to the Capitol,” and it included the crowd marching to the building. That video was juxtaposed with what was happening inside the building as lawmakers were preparing to certify Joe Biden’s victory. The footage included some of the more well-known pieces of video from the day: Trump saying “We will stop the steal,”...
    A slim majority of Americans back the Senate convicting former President Donald Trump at his impeachment trial for inciting an insurrection, new polling found.   A CBS News/YouGov survey that was released Tuesday found that 56 per cent of Americans believe Trump should be convicted, with the same percentage saying the ex-president encouraged violence at the Capitol.  Polling on the matter falls in line with party preference, with just 8 per cent of Trump's 2020 voters believing he should be convicted, as well as 17 per cent of survey respondents who said they were Republicans.  A majority of Americans believe President Donald Trump should be convicted by the Senate and believe he was responsible for the violence at the Capitol Building, but the number of Democrats is much bigger than the number of Republicans and Trump supporters  New polling found a slim majority of Americans believe Trump should be convicted...
    In a solemn atmosphere and under high security, the US Senate on Tuesday opened the second historic trial of Donald Trump, accused of having incited his supporters “to insurgency” before the bloody attack on the Capitol. Now living in Florida, the billionaire will not go to trial. And there is little doubt that he will eventually be acquitted. In great silence, the elected Democrats charged with the accusation crossed to the Senate the same corridors of the Capitol, the seat of Congress, where pro-Trump demonstrators had rushed on January 6, sowing chaos and forcing the evacuation of parliamentarians. An unprecedented situation, the 100 senators who serve as jurors were thus the witnesses, and victims, of the attack. After a prayer, they took their places for this doubly historic trial. It is indeed the first time that a former American president is targeted by an impeachment procedure...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former President Donald Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial (all times local): 1:40 p.m. President Joe Biden is planning to largely ignore the impeachment trial of his predecessor and plans to focus on the nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday said Biden would not be watching the trial of former President Donald Trump and would not “opine on back and forth arguments” taking place during the proceedings. Biden, and Psaki on his behalf, have for weeks steadfastly refused to address much of the trial, saying they believed the process had to be done but have avoided weighing in on the particulars. The White House has also made clear that it intends to focus on the business of government while the trial continues. Pushing for the passage of his COVID-19 relief package, Biden was to meet with Treasury...
    February 9, 2021 2:36 PM | With information from EFE 15 minutes. The president of the United States (USA), Joe Biden, will participate in a televised meeting with voters in the state of Wisconsin next Tuesday, which will be his first official trip since he came to power on January 20. The White House announced the president’s trip on Tuesday in a brief statement. There he indicated that will travel to the city of Milwaukee, without giving more details. Shortly after, the television network CNN revealed that Biden will participate in a special program that will be broadcast live by that channel on Tuesday February 16 at 8:00 p.m. on the east coast (01:00 GMT on Wednesday 17), and that it will be recorded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The topics Biden will answer questions from multiple Americans with moderation from CNN host Anderson Cooper, and before an audience that will maintain...
    A slim majority of Americans back the Senate convicting former President Donald Trump at his impeachment trial for inciting an insurrection, new polling found.   A CBS News/YouGov survey that was released Tuesday found that 56 per cent of Americans believe Trump should be convicted, with the same percentage saying the ex-president encouraged violence at the Capitol.  Polling on the matter falls in line with party preference, with just 8 per cent of Trump's 2020 voters believing he should be convicted, as well as 17 per cent of survey respondents who said they were Republicans.  A majority of Americans believe President Donald Trump should be convicted by the Senate and believe he was responsible for the violence at the Capitol Building, but the number of Democrats is much bigger than the number of Republicans and Trump supporters  New polling found a slim majority of Americans believe Trump should be convicted...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former President Donald Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial (all times local): 1 p.m. Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment trial has opened in the Senate, with Democrats arguing that the former president should be convicted for inciting a violent mob of his supporters to attack the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Tuesday is the first day of arguments in the trial, which is expected to last around a week or more. Senators, sitting at their desks and in other locations around the chamber, will listen to arguments from Trump’s lawyers that the trial is unconstitutional because Trump is no longer president. Democrats will dispute that claim, pointing to legal experts and historical precedent. Each side has two hours to make its case on Tuesday, after which the Senate is expected to vote and reject the GOP efforts to dismiss the trial. Opening arguments from the...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial opens in the Senate, first for an ex-president. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Miami : The Chamber of Senators gets ready to start the second impeachment trial against Donald Trump. Although the tycoon ceased to be president on January 20, Democrats and a large group of Republicans They want to prosecute him for the events that occurred on Capitol Hill, days before the billionaire left the White House. On Wednesday, January 6, Dozens of pro-Trump protesters stormed the headquarters of the United States Congress. They did so in order to prevent the electoral victory of Joe Biden from being certified, the Democrat who prevailed in the November elections and whose victory was denied by the former Republican president, with false claims of fraud. In the hours prior to the attack (which left a negative balance of five deaths), Donald Trump held a rally in which he asked his followers to “fight like hell”, in order to keep his presidency safe. That call...
    To view past editions of The Hill's 12:30 Report, click here: http://bit.ly/1M1mIfw  To receive The Hill's 12:30 Report in your inbox, please sign up here: http://bit.ly/1Tt4hqN --> A midday take on what's happening in politics and how to have a sense of humor about it.* *Ha. Haha. Hahah. Sniff. Haha. Sniff. Ha--breaks down crying hysterically.   The Hill’s 12:30 Report: Impeachment trial about to begin | Today’s proceedings focus on trial legality | Primer on what to expect | Trial could finish next week if no witnesses are called | Impeachment managers go for emotional impact | To avoid abstract legal analysis | Trial poses risks for Dems & GOP | Sights and sounds | COVID variants worrisome to progress | Biden announces first official domestic trip | National Pizza Day deals   HAPPENING TODAY Round two: ding, ding:     The second impeachment trial of former President TrumpDonald TrumpDOJ to seek resignations of most Trump-appointed US attorneys: report Trump attorney withdraws request to not hold impeachment...
    George Washington University professor Jonathan Turley said Tuesday that Democrats had set themselves up for failure in former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial. Turley told “America’s Newsroom” anchors Bill Hemmer and Dana Perino that House Democrats had rushed to deliver a “snap impeachment,” and in doing so, had accused Trump of intentionally inciting a violent insurrection when the evidence would likely only show him doing something that a number of Democrats were guilty of as well: being reckless with his rhetoric. (RELATED: Jonathan Turley Calls For Civility In Impeachment Hearing — Gets Threats Instead) WATCH: “The House is going to present the statements of the president in a very menacing way,” Turley began, adding that he didn’t fault anyone for accusing Trump of being reckless with his language. “Indeed many of us condemned his speech as being reckless, but he wasn’t impeached for reckless language. He was...
    CHICAGO (CBS/CNN) — Amid reports the Justice Department is expected to ask virtually U.S. attorneys appointed by former President Donald Trump to resign, Illinois U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are asking President Joe Biden to let Chicago’s top federal prosecutor stay on the job until a successor is in place. CNN reports the Justice Department is asking 56 Senate-confirmed U.S. attorneys appointed by President Trump to submit their resignations, while sparing two top prosecutors in Delaware and Connecticut overseeing two sensitive Trump-era investigations. Justice officials have scheduled a call with U.S. attorneys around the country to discuss a transition that is expected to take weeks. The Justice official didn’t say when the resignations would take effect. RELATED: Nicholas August Sentenced To 30 Years For Raping Woman During Rockford Bank Robbery Durbin and Duckworth issued a statement Tuesday morning urging Biden to let John Lausch, the U.S. Attorney for...
    On Monday, during an appearance on FNC’s “Hannity,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) criticized Donald Trump’s impeachment, which is set to be underway on Tuesday. Graham lamented having to participate in the proceedings and warned impeachment would have a lasting impact on the country. “I got to listen to this crap,” Graham said. “So, I hope by Sunday or Monday, the trial will be over. Here’s what I can tell you — if the House managers want to call one witness, the defense is going to call all the people you named and then some. To my colleagues tomorrow, there are a hundred of us, what we do today is going to make history of the time America exists. What Democrats have done is basically declared war on the presidency itself. The impeachment in House took place without a hearing, without one witness being called, and without a lawyer for the...
    Joe Biden's son-in-law Howard Krein is 'playing with fire' for advising health care start ups while his father-in-law is president, experts warn. Krein is chief medical officer for Startup Health, a health care investment company that has been focused on the coronavirus pandemic and has touted its connection to President Biden.  But ethics experts have raised concerns about his influence in government matters and on the president, particularly as Krein advises clients who are seeking government contracts.   'Howard Krein is playing with fire,' Meredith McGehee, the executive director of Issue One, a nonpartisan ethics watchdog group, told ABC News. 'If he gets too close to that flame -- if he is trying to either cash in on his relationship with the president, or he is trying to influence policy -- the flame is going to get him. And it is not worth it to him or to Biden.' Krein, who is...
    Sen. Tim Scott said former President Donald Trump is "simply not guilty" of inciting an insurrection at the Capitol building on Jan. 6. “The president is simply not guilty,” Scott said Monday on Fox News. “I was in the chamber when the rioters were coming over. I was taking my jacket off, my tie off, rolling my sleeves up, just in case I had to fight. The chances of me understanding and appreciating the severity of the situation is 100%. The one person I don’t blame is President Trump.” "The Democrats should put the blame where it stands, where it should be," Scott said Monday on Fox News. "And it does not have to do with the president who said go ‘peacefully’ to protest." Scott cited instances where he says Rep. Maxine Waters “told folks to go aggressively toward folks and tell them they’re not wanted,” and how Sen....
    DONALD Trump's impeachment trial will "destroy the presidency" and put future leaders at risk, Lindsey Graham said. The Republican senator told Sean Hannity on Fox News that the trial will "make history for the rest of the time America exists". 9Donald Trump's impeachment trial begins todayCredit: AFP or licensors 9Lindsey Graham said the trial will 'destroy the presidency'Credit: Fox 9House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent the article of impeachment against Trump two weeks agoCredit: Getty Images - Getty He said: "What Democrats have done is basically declare war on the presidency itself. "The impeachment in the House took place without a hearing, without one witness being called, and without a lawyer for the president of the United States. "You can't get a traffic ticket based on the procedures they used to impeach President Trump." Graham said impeaching Trump after he has left office would "destroy the presidency itself". He said: "I...
    America’s true “Greatest Generation” won our nation’s independence only after a costly and bloody war against Great Britain. It took eight years and many thousands of lives, but when the Treaty of Paris was signed in 1783, the United States was a nation no longer subject to the arbitrary and absolute royal decrees issued by King George III. Now, 238 years later, we are reverting to a nation governed by the modern version of royal decrees – executive orders. The painstakingly crafted Constitution that formalized our representative democracy in 1788 has continued a tripartite government of checks and balances essential to prevent any one branch from exercising unbridled power. Despite this system having withstood all manner of challenges, there now is a very real danger that the unprecedented use of executive orders by President Joe Biden to bypass the legislative branch will seriously, if not irreparably, damage our constitutional framework....
    Washington (CNN)Embattled Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has told those close to him he wants to stay in his role under the new president, two sources tell CNN, despite his troubled tenure at the helm of the US Postal Service and his background as a supporter and donor to former President Donald Trump.President Joe Biden faces mounting pressure from fellow Democrats to remove DeJoy, however, amid months of complaints over mail delivery delays -- including prescription drugs.Bidens First 100 Days Biden hopes Trump's impeachment won't derail agenda DOJ to ask Trump-appointed US attorneys to resign Democrats unveil $3,000 child benefit as part of Biden relief package DeJoy is still actively pushing ahead, and even plans to release a new 10-year plan for the agency in the next few days, several sources familiar with his plans tell CNN, and will meet with the Postal Board of Governors on Tuesday, when it...
    The Senate released the rules for impeachment to the former president MiamiMundo / Diariony Although the Democrats reject that it is only a political spectacle, it is clear that the ‘impeachment’ of former President Donald Trump will attract attention in the Senate, but is it possible that they will prevent him from competing in 2024? The answer to the previous question enters the field of “it is complicated”, because the Democrats need 67 votes to condemn the ex-president accused of “inciting insurrection” for the attack on the Capitol, where five people died. This Monday, the leader of the majority in the Senate, Chuck Schumer (New York), announced the agreement on how the political trial of the former president will be. “I am pleased that all parties, the managers (prosecutors), the attorney for the former president and the leader (Mitch) McConnell, have agreed to this plan to ensure a fair and...
    CNN’s John Avlon defended Donald Trump’s impeachment with a segment on the Constitutionality and the historical legitimacy of holding a Senate trial for the ex-president’s conduct. In a Tuesday Reality Check for New Day, Avlon bore down on Trump’s incitement of insurrection after supporters of the ex-president — fueled by his false claims about the 2020 election — laid siege to the U.S. Capitol in a violent attempt to overturn the certification of Trump’s defeat. “That’s the kind of high crimes the founders contemplated when they put impeachment in the Constitution,” Avlon said. Since conservatives have tried to delegitimize the impeachment before the trial, Avlon reminded viewers that the proceedings against Trump began while still in office. He also pointed to multiple historical precedents and legal arguments that strongly suggest the founders intended it would always be permissible to impeach former public officials for their conduct in office. “Not only can...
    This Tuesday begins the historic second political trial against Donald Trump, who is accused of “inciting insurrection” for the violent events in the assault on the Capitol on January 6 that left at least five dead and dozens of arrests . Miami World / AP The process against Trump is scheduled to begin this Tuesday at 1 p.m. ET in the federal Senate. That day, the then president gave a speech urging his supporters to march towards the headquarters of Congress, given their unfounded allegations that there was a fraud in the November presidential election, which Joe Biden won. Both houses of the legislature were meeting to endorse the victory of Biden, who were forced to suspend the session for several hours, until the Trump supporters were evicted by the security forces, and the legislators were able to ratify the victory of the democrat in The elections. Senators will...
    With former President Donald Trump facing his second Senate trial in as many years, Democrats are keeping him in the spotlight as part of a process intended to make him go away. The main practical purpose of continuing to pursue Trump’s impeachment following the expiration of his term, a move most Senate Republicans contend is unconstitutional, is to bar him from serving in public office in the future. A conviction would almost certainly lead to votes that would put any future political ambitions in 2024 and beyond on ice. Politically, however, impeachment also has the effect of keeping Trump in the public eye and potentially putting Republicans in the awkward position of defending his actions between the presidential election and the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. The White House has maintained that President Biden has better things to do than concern himself with Trump’s trial. “I think it's...
    President Biden and congressional Democrats could fall victim to overreaching on a massive COVID-19 package opposed by Republicans that could "poison" work on other legislation, experts say, even as the White House feels emboldened by a deep well of support for the president and his proposal. White House aides and their boss have made clear for over a week that Biden prefers a bipartisan stimulus bill but will not wait much longer for a pact to emerge before he greenlights Democratic leaders to move a version of his $1.9 trillion plan using a fast-track budget tactic. That presents a conundrum for a new chief executive who ran vowing to work with Republicans: Push his package through with scant, if any, GOP votes or settle for a much slimmer bill to keep alive his hopes to pursue bipartisan deals on infrastructure, health, climate, and immigration reform. One former senior Senate GOP...
    (CNN)Tuesday marks the start of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial, with all eyes on the Senate serving as jury to deliberate whether to convict or acquit the former President. The case arrives at the upper chamber, overseen by Senate president pro tempore Sen. Patrick Leahy, after the House voted last month to impeach Trump for a second time in a swift and bipartisan condemnation of his role inciting the January 6 riot at the US Capitol.Senate leaders reached an agreement Monday giving the impeachment managers and Trump's lawyers up to 16 hours each to present their cases and creating the option for a debate and vote to call witnesses if the House impeachment managers seek it. But how long the trial will ultimately last and whether witnesses will actually be called remains to be seen.Here's how to watch and what to know about the Senate impeachment trial:How can...
    Mother Jones illustration; Getty Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.Kamala Harris had certainly practiced for this moment. It was September 2019, and she was in the middle of a bruising primary for the Democratic nomination for president. After briefly peaking in the summer, when her first debate performance offered a memorable confrontation with Joe Biden that spawned many memes, Harris was now struggling to separate herself from the pack. Her biggest enemy, it turned out, was her past as a prosecutor. So when she took the stage in Houston for the third Democratic presidential debate, wearing a navy blue pantsuit and her signature set of white pearls, she knew what was coming. ABC News Correspondent Linsey Davis, one of the few Black women to serve as moderator during the primaries, wasted...
    It’s been almost a month since he left office, but Democrats still can’t let go of President Donald Trump. That’s why, as our country faces many urgent challenges, the Senate will set aside its real work this week and instead focus on yet another political impeachment charade.  After all the bluster and rhetoric from the House Democrat managers, the Senate must acquit President Trump because the facts and the Constitution are on his side.   We all agree that the events on Jan. 6, 2021, were as wrong as wrong can be. Every American has the right to peacefully protest. But there is no place for political violence of any kind – whether in Washington, D.C., or in Portland, Ore. Republicans have been consistent in denouncing acts of political violence. Democrats have not, and now they are casting political blame for what happened at the Capitol.  ANDREW McCARTHY: TRUMP IMPEACHMENT TRIAL – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW, WHAT MAY SURPRISE YOU President Trump did not incite the violence of...
    New York : Although the Democrats reject that it is only a political spectacle, it is clear that the ‘impeachment’ of the former president Donald trump will attract attention in the Senate, but is it possible that they will prevent him from competing in 2024? The answer to the previous question enters the field of “it is complicated”, because the Democrats need 67 votes to convict the former president accused of “Incitement to insurrection” for the attack on the Capitol, where five people died. This Monday, the Majority Leader in the Senate, Chuck schumer (New York), announced the agreement on how the political trial of the former president will be. “I am pleased that all parties, the managers (prosecutors), the attorney for the former president and the leader (Mitch) McConnell, have agreed to this plan to ensure a fair and honest bipartisan impeachment trial against Donald J. Trump, ”said...
    EFE videos Trump faces his second impeachment trial in Congress starting this Tuesday Washington, Feb 8 (EFE) .- The second impeachment trial, known in the United States as “impeachment,” of former President Donald Trump will begin this Tuesday in a divided Senate that will hardly condemn him for his responsibility in the assault on the Capitol. The process will begin tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. (18:00 GMT) in the Senate, where the 100 senators will serve as jury. According to what was agreed on Monday between Senate leaders, Democrat Chuck Schumer and Republican Mitch McConnell, the first day will be dedicated to evaluating whether this impeachment is constitutional, something to which legislators will dedicate four hours of debate, followed of a vote on the subject. LEGALITY OF THE PROCESS A majority of experts in the Constitution have opined that the process is legitimate even if it can no longer result in...
    For most of my life, conservatives have advocated law and order and peace through strength. People who commit evil acts should be punished, we said, to deter that kind of behavior in the future. Allowing bad actors to go unpunished, the assumption went, creates a “moral hazard”—just as weakness invites additional provocation. So, why do today’s conservatives think a president who incited a mob to kill a cop and injured others should skate? In a sane world, conservatives would be first in line to support holding Donald Trump—who obviously incited the insurrection (just ask the incitees)—accountable for his behavior. Unfortunately, we’ve seen quite the opposite, with a few notable exceptions. Why should today’s conservatives harken back to a saner time and hold Trump accountable for his actions (and lack thereof)? For one thing, stakes are high. We have to take a stand to ensure that no future president attempts to...
    The Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump is set to begin on Tuesday and will determine the future of America, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told "Hannity" Monday. Democrat officials have pushed to hold the trial, even though many Republicans have dubbed their efforts unconstitutional now that Trump has left office.FAST FACTS 10 Republicans joined all 222 House Democrats in voting to impeach the president for inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.  It will be the first impeachment trial of a former U.S. president. It will be the first impeachment trial of a former U.S. president. "When you combine a snap impeachment with an impeachment of a president who’s out of office, you’re going to destroy the presidency itself," Graham said. "I know you hate Trump but please pull back before we set in motion the destruction of the presidency by never-ending impeachments based on lack of due process and [with]...
    Donald Trump's impeachment trial begins on Tuesday, with his legal team setting out to argue both that the trial is unconstitutional and the former president blameless for the Capitol riot, and the prosecution painting a picture of a man whose words incited a mob to attack the seat of government in an insurrection that cost five people their lives. The nine Democratic impeachment managers for the House, which impeached Trump last month, argue that he alone was responsible for inciting the mob who interrupted the presidential electoral count. 'The evidence of President Trump's conduct is overwhelming,' the nine managers, who will serve as prosecutors, wrote in a brief. 'He has no valid excuse or defense for his actions.' Donald Trump is the first president in U.S. history to have been impeached twice by the House Trump's lawyers argue his January 6 speech is protected under the First Amendment...
              Live from Music Row Monday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed all-star panelist and official guest host Ben Cunningham along with the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael to the studio. During the second hour, Carmichael referenced a Wall Street Journal article where an attorney made the strawman case for the constitutionality of the Senate’s upcoming impeachment trial of ex-president Donald Trump arguing that his position incorrectly compared it to a criminal trial. He suggested later that Nancy Pelosi has made it clear that nobody is above the law and suggested that AOC could be impeached for lying about protesters beating at her door. Leahy: The gang is all here this morning. Crom Carmichael the original all-star panelist now joins us...
    Donald Trump's closest confidante in the Senate has accused Democrats on the eve of Trump's second impeachment trial of having 'declared war on the presidency itself', as reports suggested the former president is confident of being acquitted and focused instead on seeking revenge against Republicans who he believes betrayed him. Lindsey Graham, the South Carolina senator who is in regular contact with Trump, insisted that Tuesday's trial was damaging to the country. He said that Trump's January 13 conviction in the House was unfair because the 74-year-old was not given time to defend himself. 'What Democrats have done is basically declared war on the presidency itself,' said Graham, speaking on Sean Hannity's Fox News show. Lindsey Graham on Monday told Fox News' Sean Hannity the impeachment trial was 'crap' Graham and Hannity joked that the trial, beginning Tuesday, was farcical and ridiculous Trump, who is currently at...
    EFE videos Trump faces his second impeachment trial in Congress starting tomorrow Washington, Feb 8 (EFE) .- The second impeachment trial, known in the United States as “impeachment,” of former President Donald Trump will begin this Tuesday in a divided Senate that will hardly condemn him for his responsibility in the assault on the Capitol. The process will begin tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. (18:00 GMT) in the Senate, where the 100 senators will serve as jury. According to what was agreed on Monday between Senate leaders, Democrat Chuck Schumer and Republican Mitch McConnell, the first day will be dedicated to evaluating whether this impeachment is constitutional, something to which legislators will dedicate four hours of debate, followed of a vote on the subject. LEGALITY OF THE PROCESS A majority of experts in the Constitution have opined that the process is legitimate even if it can no longer result in the...
    Alberto Fernández will receive the Liaison Table this Wednesday, at 3.30 p.m. Source: Archive President Alberto Fernandez He will receive this Wednesday, at 3:30 p.m. at Casa Rosada, the leaders of the Liaison Table, as confirmed by official sources. This afternoon, after an internal meeting, the group where the Argentine Rural Society (SRA), Coninagro, the Agrarian Federation and Argentine Rural Confederations (CRA) converge decided to request a hearing from the head of state after he threatened the countryside with raising the retentions and put more quotas to export. Yesterday, the head of state warned about the possibility of taking these measures if food prices did not drop. «The State only has two channels to solve the problem (due to the rise in food prices), two tools that it would prefer not to use: raise withholdings or put quotas, saying this is not exported. And there is not much more time...
    EFE videos Trump faces his second impeachment trial in Congress starting tomorrow Washington, Feb 8 (EFE) .- The second impeachment trial, known in the United States as “impeachment,” of former President Donald Trump will begin this Tuesday in a divided Senate that will hardly condemn him for his responsibility in the assault on the Capitol. The process will begin tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. (18:00 GMT) in the Senate, where the 100 senators will serve as jury. According to what was agreed on Monday between Senate leaders, Democrat Chuck Schumer and Republican Mitch McConnell, the first day will be dedicated to evaluating whether this impeachment is constitutional, something to which legislators will dedicate four hours of debate, followed of a vote on the subject. LEGALITY OF THE PROCESS A majority of experts in the Constitution have opined that the process is legitimate even if it can no longer result in the...
    Lawmakers who vote to convict former President Donald Trump of incitement of insurrection and bar him from holding office again would be engaged in a "profound attack on the American system," former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told "Hannity" Monday night.  "The idea that a bunch of politicians in D.C. think that they have the power to say to 75 million Americans 'We will decide whether or not you get to vote for this guy again' -- that is such a profound attack on the entire American system," Gingrich told host Sean Hannity. "The level of corruption and ego that that suggests, for everybody that votes yes is astonishing. Instead of talking about President Trump, talk about Citizen Trump. He’s a citizen." Gingrich insisted that Congress does not have the power to hold a trial-like forum against a private citizen in an effort to "limit their opportunities." GRAHAM ADVISES SENATE TO 'PULL BACK' ON IMPEACHMENT TO PREVENT 'DESTRUCTION OF THE PRESIDENCY' "This is one...
    (CNN)The point of Donald Trump's second impeachment is not his actual conviction. The quivering weakness of many Republican senators, who will not be moved to vote against him even after he incited a mob to attack the Capitol, means conviction appears impossible. But Trump can still be held to account. Michael D'Antonio Indeed, this reckoning has already begun. Of all the myths about Donald Trump, the one that shows him continuously escaping all responsibility for his destructive actions may be the most enduring. During years of studying and writing about him I have often believed it myself. But now, with the House impeachment managers about to tell the story of Trump's failed effort to overturn the 2020 election result, I can see that they have already delivered the kind of justice he deserves.Read More The disgrace that attached to Trump as he was impeached a second time -- with 10...
    (CNN)The simple question posed by Donald Trump's second impeachment trial that begins Tuesday is whether a president who loses reelection can get away with a violent coup attempt in a desperate bid to stay in power.The answer contained in the former commander-in-chief's likely acquittal for inciting a deadly mob assault on the Capitol will echo through generations and may influence the outcome of some unknowable future test of US democracy.But more contemporary concerns that do not depend on the verdict of the Senate trial -- like the consistent cowardice of Republicans who refuse to hold Trump to account and the effect of the evidence on the American public -- are also hugely consequential since they will shape the modern political age.Events of the next week or so will inform the country's capacity to move on from a traumatic presidency that left it as divided as at any time since the...
    President Biden’s proposal to increase the FY 2021 refugee resettlement ceiling to 62,500, first reported by CNN on Friday, twists and contorts the Refugee Act of 1980, which authorizes the president to set the annual refugee resettlement ceiling for each fiscal year in a letter sent to Congress the month before the fiscal year begins. The law also allows the president to increase previously established annual refugee resettlement ceilings under “emergency” circumstances after consulting with Congress. Such authority has been rarely used during the four decades the Refugee Admissions Program has been in operation. The most recently updated version of the U.S. Code Annotated (Title 8, Chapter 12, Subchapter II, Part I, § 1157) which states the law regarding the establishment of annual refugee ceilings, essentially unchanged since it was first codified in the Refugee Act of 1980, reads: §1157. Annual admission of refugees and admission of emergency situation refugees (a)...
    The Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump will determine the future of America, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told "Hannity" Monday. Democrat officials have pushed to hold the trial, even though many Republicans have dubbed their efforts unconstitutional now that Trump has left office Graham pressed his colleagues to recognize the weight of the proceedings and the historical precedent their actions will set. SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM, R-S.C.: To my colleagues tomorrow – there are 100 of us – what we do today is going to make history for the rest of the time America exists. What Democrats have done is basically declare war on the presidency itself. The impeachment in the House took place without a hearing, without one witness being called, and without a lawyer for the president of the United States. You can’t get a traffic ticket based on the procedures they used to impeach President Trump. SEN. TIM SCOTT: TRUMP IS 'SIMPLY NOT GUILTY' ON...
    The defense of former President Donald Trump presented new arguments on the case on Monday, in which they ask the Senate to rule out initiating a trial against his client, assuring that a process with the accused out of office is unconstitutional. Miamimundo / Univision In an additional 78-page brief presented to the Senate on the eve of the start of the second trial against Trump in just over a year and the first against a former president, attorneys David Schoen and Brice Castor claim that senators cannot prosecute an ordinary citizen. . Even in the case that they proceeded against his client, the lawyers affirm that the accusation is based on a message that Trump gave to his supporters, which the Democrats consider was the trigger that fired the town against the Congress building, but that that it would be protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution, they...
    President Alberto Fernandez you will receive the Wednesday close to the members of the Liaison Table of Agricultural Entities. Yet without formal confirmation, the leaders rural showed « surprised« for the agile response of the Government, which arrived just a few hours after the hearing was requested. The conflict between Executive and the representatives of countryside The tension rose after the head of State himself and officials of his Government admitted that they are analyzing a increase in export duties for agricultural products, as a way to contain increases in food prices. The information of the summit between the President and the Agricultural Liaison Table came from the official . agency, but was not confirmed by the ruralistas since in the hours of Monday night they had not received the invitation from the Casa Rosada. « We still don’t have confirmation », affirmed to BAE Business the president of the Argentine Rural Confederations...
    President Joe Biden is deploying four Air Force B-1 bombers to Norway to express to Russia's Vladimir Putin that the U.S. will defend allies if Russia shows aggression in the Arctic.  CNN reported the move Monday, saying that bombers and approximately 200 Americans stationed at Dyess Air Force base in Texas will be deployed to Orland Air Base in Norway.  Within three weeks, missions will begin in the Arctic Circle and in international airspace off of Russia's northwest coast, the network said.    President Joe Biden (left) is deploying four Air Force B-1 bombers to Norway to express to Russia 's Vladimir Putin (right) that the U.S. will defend allies if Russia shows aggression in the Arctic Air Force B-1 bombers are being deployed to Norway by President Joe Biden to express to Russian President Vladimir Putin that the U.S. won't tolerate an aggressive Arctic posturing  Four B-1 bombers will...
    Are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers going to the White House? The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made NFL history when it played … and then won the first-ever Super Bowl to take place in the same venue as one of the teams playing. It was also the seventh time quarterback Tom Brady has won a Super Bowl, his first with the Buccaneers. As is tradition when a team wins a big championship, the sitting President of the United States typically invites them to the White House. With things the way they are now, both in regards to the political climate and the COVID-19 pandemic, visiting the White House is up in the air. The answer to the question if the Tampa Bay Buccaneers going to the White House isn’t black and white. First, they have been invited by President Joe Biden, but only when it’s safe to do so. “We will be inviting...
    The Justicialist Party national, raised today an application to the President of the United States, Joe biden, to leave without effect the decision of his predecessor in office, Donald trump, to include Cuba as a terrorist state. In the document, which bears the signature of its owner, Jose Luis Gioja, and the Head of International Relations of that space, Jorge Taiana, a call is made to the President from United States Joe biden for what terminate as soon as possible the decision taken by his predecessor Donald trump dand include Cuba inside of list of « States sponsoring terrorism », as the measure – manifestly unfounded- violates the principles of international law and the norms established by the United Nations. In another paragraph, it is stated that « the declaration of Cuba as « State sponsor of terrorism « implies an obvious threat to the security and integrity of the Cuban people as well as...
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