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    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former President Donald Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial (all times local): 1:25 p.m. House Democrats prosecuting Donald Trump’s impeachment trial are methodically tracing his monthslong effort to undermine his supporters’ faith in the election results. They say they will show he is responsible for last month’s deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol. During arguments Wednesday, impeachment managers showed a flurry of excerpts from Trump speeches in which the then-president told supporters the only way he could lose is if the election results were rigged. The effort to challenge the results continued after the election, with Trump telling his supporters the election had been stolen and that they shouldn’t accept the results. Impeachment managers also pushed back at defense team arguments that Trump’s words were protected by the First Amendment. They said the case was not about protected political speech but rather about Trump’s...
    The second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump continues Wednesday after an eventful first day in the Senate on Tuesday.[ READ: Dems Draw on Emotion in Trump Trial ]On Tuesday, House impeachment managers and Trump's legal team made their cases for four hours on the Senate floor, debating the legality of trying Trump for his role in the Jan. 6 insurrection after his departure from office. In the end, six Republican senators joined every Democratic senator in voting that the trial is constitutional, setting the stage for a trial to convict Trump. Watch the proceedings live below: Tags: impeachment, Donald Trump, Senate, Congress
    ABC’s left-wing late-night host Jimmy Kimmel believes that Senate Republicans — deep, deep down — desire to convict former President Donald Trump but “won’t have the nuts” to do so, blasting them as “cowards” during his Tuesday monologue. “Thank you for joining us as the circus came back to town in Washington for the second impeachment trial of Donald O.J. Trump,” Kimmel began, referring to Trump as “our crazy ex-president” who is back in the “hot seat” as his team tries to defend him from what the left-wing host described as “the indefensible.” Watch below:  Jimmy Kimmel acknowledged that the Senate will likely vote to acquit Trump — dismissing the charges of the incitement of insurrection —  because Republican lawmakers “won’t have the nuts to convict him.” However, he told viewers that “the vast majority” of GOP senators secretly desire to convict Trump but will not do it out...
    Former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial got underway Wednesday with Democrats reportedly planning to show previously unseen video from the deadly Capitol riot he’s accused of inciting — even though Republicans have already indicated they consider the proceeding unconstitutional and are prepared to acquit. Day 2 of Trump’s unprecedented, second trial in the US Senate marks the official start of the case being presented by Democratic impeachment managers from the House of Representatives, with Tuesday’s session having been devoted to debating and deciding its constitutionality. An overwhelming majority of Senate Republicans — 44 — voted to block the proceeding based on Trump’s argument that the chamber doesn’t have jurisdiction over him because he’s no longer in office but were thwarted by six GOP colleagues who switched sides and threw in with all 50 Democrats. The 56-44 vote followed one last month in which the Senate voted 55-45 on a measure that...
    The House impeachment managers kicked off day one of Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial with a searing video of the Capitol attack, reminding senators of the stakes of the trial—and of the danger they had faced—at the beginning of an argument about the constitutionality of impeaching someone after he’s left office. Day two begins the actual arguments for convicting Trump, and it’s expected to bring more video evidence of what Trump incited and how he incited it. The arguments will be presented by the nine House impeachment managers, led by Rep. Jamie Raskin. They have 16 hours to make the case over two days before Trump’s alternately incompetent and scary defense has the same amount of time. You can watch on most television news channels or their websites, and Daily Kos will have live coverage.
    House impeachment managers on Wednesday will show never-before-seen Capitol security footage of the January 6th riot as they start their case for impeaching Donald Trump. The footage will demonstrate the extent of the violence that occurred and the threat the rioters posed to everyone in the Capitol, senior aides on the House impeachment team told CNN.  They did not say what the new footage was, or whether it came from Capitol Police or Washington DC's Metropolitan Police.  The video will show 'extreme violence' and make clear what additional safety risks were posed by the insurrection, a House aide told The Washington Post, including 'just how close Trump's mob came to senators, members of Congress and staff.' 'It will show the extent of what Donald Trump unleashed on our Capitol,' said the aide. The Democratic impeachment managers will begin their prosecution on Wednesday.   They will argue the riot, which left five dead...
    More On: Trump impeachment trial Trump impeachment trial: Day 2 schedule, time and how to watch As impeachment trial starts, Marjorie Taylor Greene rips Capitol rioters who ‘ruined’ objection plans Trump’s second impeachment trial begins in Senate Rand Paul and Jim Jordan blast Dems for impeachment trial in op-eds Former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial got underway Wednesday with Democrats reportedly planning to show previously unseen video from the deadly Capitol riot he’s accused of inciting — even though Republicans have already indicated they consider the proceeding unconstitutional and are prepared to acquit. Day 2 of Trump’s unprecedented, second trial in the US Senate marks the official start of the case being presented by Democratic impeachment managers from the House of Representatives, with Tuesday’s session having been devoted to debating and deciding its constitutionality. An overwhelming majority of Senate Republicans — 44 — voted to block the proceeding based on...
    The Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump will continue Wednesday after the upper chamber voted 56-44 on Tuesday to proceed with the trial. House impeachment managers are slated to exhibit unseen video footage from the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol as evidence to support their allegations Trump incited an insurrection two weeks before he left office as president. News Impeachment Donald Trump Senate house Congress
    Donald Trump Jr. blasted the impeachment process underway against his father and explained why he believes the plan is backfiring against Democrats. “It's actually, I think, showing, again, the American people how ridiculous it is, how far it's gone,” former President Donald Trump’s eldest son told Laura Ingraham on her Quake Media program on Tuesday. “And I think they're actually shooting themselves in the foot because I think they've lost all credibility to sort of be the arbiters of truth, because no one believes them to be truthful.” He continued: “They just realize that they're totally political, biased partisan hacks. And we've known that for a while. But they keep showing us how much worse it actually is than we could have even thought every day.” The former president's son pointed out past remarks from Democrats that many believe were incitements of violence, including a comment from Democratic Rep....
    Defense attorney Bruce Castor was compared to the inept lawyer from the movie "My Cousin Vinny" following his opening argument in former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial before the U.S. Senate. The former president was reportedly upset with his defense team’s showing on Day One after Castor’s rambling 45-minute opening was panned online by viewers, politicians and legal experts alike.  The performance was derided as directionless and viewers made hay out of a moment in which Castor commended House impeachment managers on a job "well done" despite being there to defend Trump against them. "We changed what we were going to do on account that we thought the House impeachment managers' presentation was well done," he said at one point. CELEBRITIES REACT TO DONALD TRUMP'S SENATE IMPEACHMENT TRIAL  Joe Pesci's 'My Cousin Vinny' was trending during Donald Trump's impeachment trial. (20th Century-Fox/Getty Images) The unorthodox showing led many to...
    House impeachment managers said Wednesday that they would present unseen video footage of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol on the second day of the Senate trial charging former President Donald Trump with inciting an insurrection, two weeks before he departed as commander in chief. “We'll be using footage, never seen before, that shows a view of the Capitol that is quite extraordinary, to show the attack, that has never been public before, which you will see for the first time,” said a senior Democratic aide associated with the impeachment team. The aides said impeachment managers presented “dry constitutional arguments” on Tuesday, the first day of the trial. The trial featured dramatic video footage of the Capitol attack, and for many senators, that served as a far more compelling presentation than the meandering arguments of Trump’s defense lawyer, Bruce Castor. But Democratic aides said that senators will see...
    REPUBLICAN Ted Cruz has blasted the "hypocrite" Democrats for "cheering on" Black Lives Matter and Antifa while accusing former president Donald Trump of inciting a riot. Cruz, the Texas Senator since 2013, revealed his thoughts just hours after the Senate voted 56-44 to continue with the former president's second impeachment trial and Trump's defense attorney's were criticized. * Read our Donald Trump impeachment live blog for the very latest news and updates on the former president... 7Cruz said he believed Trump's Tuesday impeachment hearing 'typified what we're going to see this week'Credit: Getty - Pool 7Cruz pointed out that Vice President Kamala Harris 'raised money to pay for the bail' of Minnesota demonstratorsCredit: Getty Images - Getty 7Ted Cruz blasted Democrats for 'cheering on' BLMCredit: Alamy Live News 7Cruz slammed anyone who takes part in violence, regardless of them being Republican or Democrats, engaging in 'unacceptable behavior'Credit: AFP or licensors Speaking with...
    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...
    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...
    Donald Trump was furious and “borderline screaming” at his television while watching the performance of impeachment lawyer Bruce Castor during opening statements of the former president’s trial in the U.S. Senate. Castory’s performance was widely panned, with even some allies of Trump calling it disjointed and ineffective. He even admitted in the opening statements that the House managers seeking to convict did a strong job in establishing their case. “I’ll be quite frank with you. We changed what we were going to do on account that we thought that the House managers’ presentation was well done,” he said, via Business Insider. Kaitlan Collins reported on CNN that Trump was furious with the performance, saying he was close to yelling while watching on television from his home at his company’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. Trump is standing trial for a single impeachment count passed last month that accused him of inciting...
    By LISA MASCARO, ERIC TUCKER, MARY CLARE JALONICK and JILL COLVIN WASHINGTON (AP) — Opening arguments begin Wednesday in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial after an emotional first day that wrenched senators and the nation back to the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Trump’s attorneys sought to halt the trial on constitutional grounds, but lost that bid on Tuesday. Their arguments were meandering at times, leaving Trump fuming over his lawyers’ performance and allies questioning the defense strategy. Some called for yet another shakeup to his legal team. House Democratic prosecutors are seeking to link Trump directly to the riot that left five people dead, replaying videos of the rioters trying to stop the certification of Democrat Joe Biden’s victory and Trump’s statements urging them to fight the election results. On Wednesday, they plan to use Capitol security footage that hasn’t been publicly released before as they argue...
    Former President Donald Trump is not pleased with the initial performance of his impeachment lawyers on Tuesday, according to reports. The New York Times reports Trump was “furious” as he watched his lawyer Bruce Castor Jr. deliver his opening argument after the gripping visual and emotional performance put on by Democrats, citing “people briefed on his reaction” and on a scale of one to 10, Trump was an eight. Politico reports Trump “grew increasingly frustrated” as the trial continued, citing “people familiar with his thinking.” At one point during the trial, Castor praised the presentation of the Democrats and admitted the team changed his own argument to respond. At another point, he argued voters were “smart” enough to vote Trump out of office and did not need Congress to impeach the former president. Senate Republicans were not impressed with the performance either. Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana joined five other...
    Democrats began their impeachment case against Trump Tuesday afternoon with a video of profanity and violence during the January 6 MAGA attack on the Capitol. The more than 14-minute video presented at the top of the Democrats' case for conviction included snappy cuts between the violence of the pro-Trump mob and the former president's speech just beforehand.  The Democrats went for the gut punch, using their opening argument to remind senators of what happened the day of the riot, the confusion, fear and brute force that was in play as lawmakers fled from the mass of Trump supporters.
    On January 6, after months of telling his supporters the election had been stolen and weeks of telling them to gather in Washington, D.C., on that day to protest (“Be there, will be wild!”), Donald Trump stood in front of the White House and told a crowd “if you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore,” and then moments later called on them to march on the Capitol. Trump is now on trial in the Senate following impeachment in the House. But he wasn’t the only person to speak that day, whipping up the crowd in the hours before it attacked the Capitol. One speaker after another—12 of them—told the crowd to be angry, to believe that the election had been stolen, to believe that America itself was being stolen from them. (The not-very-buried subtext was “stolen from white people.”) Two of the speakers were current members of...
    Republicans are not pleased with Donald Trump's impeachment defense, decrying the former president's attorney Bruce Castor for spending an hour 'rambling' on the Senate floor in a speech void of any coherent argument against the constitutionality of the trial. 'I thought the President's lawyer – the first lawyer just rambled on and on and on and didn't really address the constitutional argument,' Texas Senator John Cornyn told reporters outside the chamber following the vote Tuesday evening. 'Finally, the second lawyer got around to it and, I thought, did an effective job,' he continued, referencing David Schoen. 'But I've seen a lot of lawyers and a lot of arguments and that was not one of the finest I've seen.' Castor is known for his decision while serving as Montgomery County, Pennsylvania's district attorney in choosing not to prosecute Bill Cosby on rape charges. Trump tapped the private practice attorney last month...
    The impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump will continue on Wednesday after the defense lost a vote that sought to stop the trial on constitutional grounds, as reported by the Associated Press. On Tuesday, Trump’s legal team of Bruce Castor and David Schoen had hoped that their argument that he could not constitutionally be convicted because he is no longer president would avert the trial, but the Senate voted to hear the case by a 56-44 margin. According to the report, the former president was not happy with the performance on Tuesday, and there are already calls for him to make some changes to his legal team. Wednesday will see each side present opposing arguments, with House Democrats serving as prosecutors and the Senate serving as the jury. On Tuesday, Democrats presented a clip of the violence at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, the event that led to...
    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 ...
    According to two anonymous sources quoted by CNN, Donald Trump himself was on the verge of shouting while listening to him. ATn the evening of the first day of Donald Trump’s trial, Tuesday, Democrats and Republicans agreed on one point: the performance of his lawyer Bruce Castor was not up to par. “He was speaking to say nothing,” Republican Senator John Cornyn told .. “I heard a lot of lawyers plead and it was not one of the best,” he said again. His colleague, Senator Lisa Murkowski, said “appalled”: “I don’t see where he was going”. Bruce Castor, 59, was for a long time a Pennsylvania county prosecutor, and joined the defense of the former president at the last minute after the resignation of five lawyers. Tuesday, he spoke first to defend Donald Trump, but multiplied the...
    In the United States, senators voted, by 56 votes to 44, for the impeachment trial of Donald Trump to continue. The latter will therefore be well judged even if he has left the White House. Judged to comply with the Constitution, the trial can continue The former president of United States, Donald trump, is accused of being at the origin of the attack on the Capitol in Washington by his supporters in January. The Senate indicted him for “incitement to insurgency”. As the Republican left the White House, the Upper room said Tuesday, February 9, during a first day of hearing, that judging a former president is indeed constitutional. A majority of senators (56 to 44) voted for the continuation of the trial of Mr. Trump, as part of the procedure for his impeachment. > The violence in the Capitol in Washington in pictures Donald Trump is guilty “of a...
    “He was speaking to say nothing,” Republican Senator John Cornyn told .. “I heard a lot of lawyers plead and it was not one of the best,” he said again. His colleague, Senator Lisa Murkowski, she said “appalled”: “I do not see where he was going”. Bruce Castor, 59, was for a long time a Pennsylvania county prosecutor, and joined the defense of the former president at the last minute after the resignation of five lawyers. On Tuesday, he spoke first in defense of Donald Trump, but multiplied the digressions on senators “extraordinary people” who “arouse the pride” of their constituents and the cryptic metaphors (“the floodgates open”, “the pendulum Politics”…) At the exit of the hemicycle, the Democrats did not hesitate to ironize. “I will reread the transcript to see if I can find a coherent passage,” said Senator Richard Blumenthal. “The defense arguments were weak and convoluted,...
              Georgia Republican Party Chair David Shafer has not yet declared that he will seek a second term for that position, but Cobb County GOP Chair Jason Shepherd wants Shafer’s seat. Shafer, however, has told allies that he plans to seek a second term and will announce shortly. Whichever of the two men prevails will likely influence whether Georgia ends up a politically blue or red state. Shepherd told The Georgia Star News Tuesday that Shafer has not followed through on past assurances. “Shafer made a lot of promises to really work with the grassroots of the party and to really build the county party structures. In those two years, we haven’t seen that. David Shafer had promised to build a legal team, in his own words, to keep the Democrats from stealing the election at the ballot box. By the time we hit...
    CNN anchor Don Lemon said Tuesday on his show “Tonight” that those who stand with former President Donald Trump can not tell others to respect the police. After playing the video of the deadly Capitol riot presented by today the House impeachment managers, Lemon said, “Blue Lives Matter, huh? Law and order, law and order, respect the flags, respect law enforcement. Why don’t you just comply? Don’t you dare even say that again if you can stand by after that video and give Donald Trump, of all people, Donald Trump…and his mob a pass. If you can do that, I don’t ever want to hear that again. I don’t want to hear that from you. I don’t want to hear family values from you. I don’t want to hear respect police officers from you. I don’t want to hear it. No moral high ground to stand on. Look who is...
    Democrats and the mainstream media have revealed an "obsessive-compulsive" need to impeach former President Donald Trump, Sean Hannity told viewers following the first day of proceedings in the Senate trial Tuesday. The impeachment "charade" serves only "the Democratic Party and their obsessive-compulsive need to impeach Donald Trump and avenge the results of 2016," the "Hannity" host said. "They never got over it, [and] they never will." The Senate voted to proceed earlier Tuesday with the trial of the former president on a single article of impeachment following approximately four hours of arguments delivered by Trump's legal team and House impeachment managers.  At least 17 Republicans would need to vote to convict Trump in order to reach the two-thirds vote threshold, assuming all Democrats held the party line. TRUMP'S IMPEACHMENT TRIAL: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW Video "What we are witnessing on Capitol Hill is a complete and total waste of taxpayer time, your time, your money, your resources," Hannity said later Tuesday. "This will solve nothing, improve nothing, it will not make your life...
    David Schoen unwittingly gave Twitter a lesson in orthodox Jewish customs during former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial on Tuesday. Schoen, Trump’s attorney, rested his hand on top of his head each time he took a sip of water while making his opening argument that the case is unconstitutional. Several viewers noted Schoen’s seemingly unusual drinking habit, with some even suggesting he was trying to keep a toupee from falling. TRUMP IMPEACHMENT TRIAL'S SIX MOST INTERESTING FIRST-DAY MOMENTS David Schoen, defense lawyer for former President Donald Trump drinks some water as he speaks on the first day of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial at the U.S. Capitol on February 9, 2021, in Washington, DC. (Photo by congress.gov via Getty Images) "Is anybody going to acknowledge the way David Schoen is drinking water?" one user wrote. But the lawyer was likely making the ritual move because he is religiously observant....
    REPUBLICAN Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Tuesday shared a tweet of the Senate in a toilet after the chamber voted to proceed with ex-President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. Greene, a Trump ally, quote tweeted a post by right-wing YouTuber Cari Kelemen that showed the Senate in session, inside a toilet bowl. * Read our Donald Trump impeachment live blog for the very latest news and updates on the former president... 6Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene shared an image of the Senate in a toiletCredit: Twitter 6Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was removed from her two House committees last weekCredit: Alamy Live News “We need Turd Limits,” wrote Kelemen, in a play on term limits.  Greene commented: “Agree! #ImpeachmentTrial.” The Congresswoman from Georgia criticized the Senate as they voted 56-44 to reject arguments by Trump’s lawyers that holding an impeachment trial for a former president is unconstitutional.  All 50 Democrat and six Republican...
    Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas spoke with the Daily Caller News Foundation’s Samantha Renck about former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, the World Health Organization’s latest announcement on COVID-19 and more. The second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump began Tuesday, nearly three weeks after President Joe Biden took office. “Even though Donald Trump moved out of the White House three weeks ago, he’s still living rent-free in the Democrats’ heads,” Cotton said. “They’re just obsessed with Donald Trump. It’s the one thing that unifies their party.” “Two weeks ago 45 Senators voted to move to a motion to dismiss on the grounds that it’s beyond the constitutional authority of the Senate to have impeachment proceedings to convict and remove from office a man who left office three weeks ago,” he said. (RELATED: Constitutional Lawyer Says President Trump’s Conviction Seems Unlikely) Cotton also discussed the World Health Organization’s...
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) concluded on Tuesday that former President Donald Trump “gave the order” to attack the U.S. Capitol on January 6, referencing the cherry-picked montage played by the House impeachment managers on Tuesday on the first day of the Senate impeachment trial. “‘We will stop the steal.’ ‘We’re gonna walk down to the Capitol.’ ‘We fight like hell. And if you don’t fight like hell, we’re not gonna have a country anymore,'” de Blasio said, quoting Trump and concluding that the former president “gave the order.” “He unleashed his mob on the U.S. Capitol. Convict him NOW,” the Democrat mayor said: “We will stop the steal.""Were gonna walk down to the Capitol.""We fight like hell. And if you dont fight like hell, were not gonna have a country anymore." Donald Trump gave the order. He unleashed his mob on the U.S. Capitol. Convict him NOW.pic.twitter.com/aISyyRuN2b — Mayor Bill de...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — Congresswoman Madeleine Dean, of Pennsylvania, is one of nine impeachment managers who will serve as the prosecution team in the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. Dean represents Montgomery and Berks Counties. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi made the announcement last month when Dean sent a statement to CBS. RELATED: SEPTA Offering $100 To Employees Who Receive COVID Vaccine “Never would I have thought that I would be sitting on the House floor when domestic terrorists surrounded the chambers — motivated and infected by dangerous lies — seeking to assassinate a Speaker, hang a Vice President, and hunt down members of Congress, staff, and reporters,” Dean said in a statement to CBS3. “I am honored to serve as an impeachment manager among my esteemed colleagues — it is for the sake of our country, not the hate of one man or anyone, but for the love...
    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 -...
    The historic second impeachment trial against Donald Trump began on Tuesday with a video in which the former president is seen encouraging a crowd to march to the Capitol and « fight hard » against his electoral defeat, followed by graphic images of the lethal attack that took place shortly after at the headquarters of Congress. In an initial test for the former president’s defense, Trump’s team failed in a crucial attempt to suspend the impeachment on the grounds of constitutionality. In a 56-44 vote, the senators confirmed their jurisdiction in the trial, the first to a president who is no longer in office. Despite the fact that six Republican senators voted alongside Democrats in favor of conducting the procedure, the total made it clear that prosecutors face a difficult task to achieve a conviction, which requires two-thirds of the Senate, that is, 67 senators. Senate approves continuing the impeachment trial...
    (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...
    Donald Trump's impeachment trial could be finished as early as Saturday if there are no witnesses called by the prosecution as senators prepare to barrel toward a finale vote on the former president. Additionally, Trump's legal team is not expected to use the full 16 hours allotted to them to make their case - which would also cut down on trial time. And the Senate now will be in session late Friday and on Saturday after Trump attorney David Schoen dropped his request to have them recess for the Sabbath. Schoen, an observant Jew, said he would let the other defense attorneys take the lead during that time.  Donald Trump's defense lawyer David Schoen argued Tuesday that Democrats are using the impeachment proceedings as bloodsport to drag the former president through the wringer  House lead impeachment manager Representative Jamie Raskin points up at a video that he had just shown...
    (CBSDFW.COM) – Six Republicans joined Democrats in the U.S. Senate in voting the impeachment trial against former President Donald Trump is constitutional and should move forward. Both of Texas’ Senators, John Cornyn and Ted Cruz agreed with most in the GOP and the former President’s lawyers that the trial should not proceed because Mr. Trump is now a private citizen. RELATED: Fort Worth Police Officer Chadwick Hughes Fired For Racially Insensitive Social Media Posts It’s the first time a former President is facing an impeachment trial and a second time for Mr. Trump. Lynne Rambo, Professor Emerita of Constitutional Law at Texas A&M University, said she believes the trial is Constitutional. “There’s not really any question that it’s constitutional for them to move forward. Not only is there nothing in the constitution prohibiting it, there are two outcomes of a conviction.” While the first outcome, removing him from office, is no...
    Loading the player... Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial began on Tuesday and one of his former lawyers is unimpressed by the defense presented thus far. Read More: Trump falsely claimed election was ‘rigged’ or ‘stolen’ over 100 times: report Alan Dershowitz was part of Trump’s team during his first Senate impeachment trial last year. He was critical of his current lawyer Bruce Castor, whose strategy as argued in his opening statement, was that it wasn’t within the Senate’s authority to hold Trump responsible for the Jan. 6 siege on the U.S. Capitol since he was no longer in power, The Hill reported. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) Castor added that the proceedings were purely political but praised the senators in the chamber. “Maybe he’ll bring it home, but right now, it does not appear to me to be effective advocacy,” Dershowitz said on Newsmax during an interview...
    Under tight security, the United States Senate opened the second impeachment trial for Donald Trump on Tuesday. The ex-president is accused of “inciting insurgency” in the murderous assault on the Capitol. correspondent in New York Lhe second impeachment trial of Donald Trump opened Tuesday afternoon in the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington. Exactly one month and three days after the brutal assault on the same hill, where Congress was then meeting in session to certify the victory of Democrat Joe Biden at the polls on November 3. Five people, including a policeman, were killed. The former President of the United States is today on trial for having “incited (this) insurrection”, stoking the anger of his supporters during a preliminary speech in the open air, inviting them to “march on the Capitol” and “to fight” to prevent this parliamentary certification.
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It’s an extraordinary moment in history. Delaware Valley law professors and constitutional experts are watching former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial as each side makes their case. Two people from the Delaware Valley will be center stage — one of the prosecution and one for the defense. RELATED: Effort Underway To Make Sure Homeless Students Are Not Left Behind In Delaware Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey One Of Six Senate Republicans To Join Democrats To Proceed With Donald Trump’s Impeachment Trial Trump is facing his second impeachment trial. The first day of testimony opened with riveting video and audio evidence of the day of the U.S. Capitol riot. Sam Hodge Jr., a forensic science and law professor for Temple University, explained how Democrats are using forensics to prove their case. “Right now, they’re not going to call witnesses, so they’re not making a credibility question,” Hodge said. “It’s...
    Former President Donald Trump's impeachment lawyer David Schoen argued that it would be unconstitutional for the Senate to try Trump for incitement of insurrection – claiming the process was fueled by 'base hatred' and a 'lust for impeachment.'   'This is a process fueled irresponsibly by base hatred by these house managers and those who gave them their charge, and they are willing to sacrifice our national character to advance their hatred and their fear that one day, they might not be the party in power,' Schoen told senators seated in the chamber at the start of Trump's trial Tuesday. At one point Schoen held up a copy of the U.S. Constitution, calling its emphasis on due process as its 'life breath.'  David Schoen, an attorney for former President Donald Trump, brandished Mao's little red book as he argued for due process in the Trump Senate impeachment trial Then, he...
    After the Trump defense lawyers made their case in the Senate impeachment trial Tuesday, CNN’s Jake Tapper called out one of the notable arguments they made. Tapper noted how one of the various arguments they’ve used is that Democrats are “trying to disenfranchise the 74 million people who voted for Donald Trump” because they want him convicted and then get the Senate to vote on barring him from running for office in the future. He called that argument “intriguing” because “this is a theatrical discussion of disenfranchisement when Donald Trump and his allies, including some in that chamber, such as Hawley of Missouri and Cruz of Texas, literally tried to disenfranchise Biden voters, literally tried to have it so that states that went for Biden wouldn’t count at all.” Abby Phillip also noted how one of the arguments was to acknowledge Trump lost the election legitimately, something the former president...
    New York : In recent months, the publications of Eduardo Verástegui on social networks had generated a stir due to their unconditional support for the former president of the U.S Donald trump, but this week it has managed to leave locals and strangers with their mouths open for a very different reason. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Eduardo Verástegui (@eduardoverastegui) The Mexican actor has published a video on his account Instagram in which he appears enjoying a very particular delicacy: a tarantula the size of his hand that would impress anyone. “Remember that you cannot do this at home”, has asked his followers while receiving the dish from the hands of the cooks. After thinking about it for a few seconds, Edward He crosses himself and plucks up the courage to take a bite out of the huge spider, though the image cuts off...
    The US Senate voted 56 in favor and 44 against continuing the impeachment trial of former Republican President Donald Trump on Tuesday. This is the second impeachment proceeding that swiftly from New York real estate mogul. Six Republican elected officials joined the Democratic ranks to confirm that the trial was constitutional and could continue. However, Democrats will need the backing of at least 17 Republicans later to achieve the two-thirds majority necessary to complete the procedure for the former president who is now a private citizen.
    WASHINGTON (CBS/AP) — Republican Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey was one of six Senate Republicans to join Democrats to proceed with former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial. The Senate voted mostly along party lines 56-44. Toomey was joined by Sens. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Ben Sasse of Nebraska and Mitt Romney of Utah. RELATED: Philadelphia Opening 6 Mass Vaccination Sites To Significantly Increase Distribution To Include Teachers, School Staff Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives for “incitement of insurrection” for his actions leading up to last month’s deadly U.S. Capitol riot. On Sunday, Toomey told CNN it’s “very unlikely” the Senate votes to convict Trump. “You did have 45 Republican senators vote to suggest that they didn’t think it was appropriate to conduct a trial, so you can infer how likely it is that those folks will vote to convict,”...
    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...
    Former President Donald Trump’s impeachment lawyer, Bruce Castor, argued Tuesday that Democrats were trying to impeach him because they did not want him running for office again. “Let’s understand why we are really here,” Castor said during the Senate trial. “We are really here because the majority of the House of Representatives does not want to face Donald Trump as a political rival in the future.” Castor argued that House Democrats were afraid of the American people if they were this concerned about Trump’s political future. He pointed to a rich history of past presidents getting voted out of office by the American people after one term for a president that was much different. “It happens. The people get tired of an administration they don’t want and they know how to change it and they just did,” he said, referring to the results 2020 election of President Joe Biden. Referring...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former President Donald Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Senators in Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment trial have agreed to consider the case, rejecting an attempt by the former president’s defense team and some Republican allies to halt the trial because he is no longer in office. The vote was 56-44 on Tuesday on the question of whether the Senate has jurisdiction and could proceed. It came after four hours of arguments from Trump’s lawyers and the Democratic impeachment managers, who are arguing that the former president incited the Jan. 6 Capitol riots. The impeachment managers managed to pick up one additional vote from Republicans — Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy. Two weeks ago, he voted in favor of an effort to dismiss, but on Tuesday he voted with Democrats to move forward. Cassidy joined Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine,...
    President Donald Trump's former impeachment lawyer Alan Dershowitz absolutely panned Trump's current impeachment lawyer Bruce Castor's opening swing at an argument during Tuesday's Senate trial.  'There is no argument. I have no idea what he's doing. I have no idea why he's saying what he's saying,' Dershowitz said Tuesday on Newsmax as Castor's 47-minute rambling opening statement was ongoing. 'I just don't understand it, maybe he'll bring it home, but right now it does not appear to me to be effective advocacy.'   Castor's trial debut featured the lawyer flattering senators - including Democratic Sens. Bob Casey, from Castor's home state of Pennsylania, and Ben Sasse, a top Republican Trump critic - complimenting the House managers' argument, condemning the violence at the Capitol, admitting President Joe Biden won the election and arguing political speech shouldn't be punished.  President Trump's former impeachment attorney Alan Dershowitz slammed the opening statement made by Trump's...
    Under high security, the US Senate launched the second impeachment trial for Donald Trump on Tuesday. The ex-president is accused of “incitement to insurrection” in the assault on the Capitol. correspondent in New York VSt is a national tragedy. A disaster for America’s image in the world. And Donald Trump is entirely responsible for it ”. Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, the second in a year, opened in the Senate for about 80 minutes. The second Democratic prosecutor out of the nine sworn in, David Cicilline, opens his remarks with an unequivocal accusation of the former president guilty of a “violent crime”, the one which aroused the anger of his supporters on January 6 during a rally long planned in front of the White House.
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former President Donald Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Senators in Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment trial have agreed to consider the case, rejecting an attempt by the former president’s defense team and some Republican allies to halt the trial because he is no longer in office. The vote was 56-44 on Tuesday on the question of whether the Senate has jurisdiction and could proceed. Trump is facing a charge of incitement of insurrection for his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. ___ HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FORMER PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S SECOND SENATE IMPEACHMENT TRIAL: Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial has opened, an undertaking like no other in U.S. history. The defeated former president stands charged by the House with inciting the deadly mob attack on the Capitol to overturn the election in what prosecutors argue...
    More On: capitol riot Trump impeachment lawyer says ‘floodgates will open’ if Senate convicts him ‘I have a job’: Biden says he will not watch Trump impeachment trial Accused ‘Oath Keepers’ Capitol rioter worked for FBI: attorney As impeachment trial starts, Marjorie Taylor Greene rips Capitol rioters who ‘ruined’ objection plans Donald Trump’s attorney David Schoen on Tuesday argued that Democrats will “tear this country apart” and “open up new and bigger wounds” with the impeachment trial of the former president for allegedly inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Schoen urged the Senate to vote later Tuesday to determine as unconstitutional an article of impeachment against Trump for allegedly provoking the rampage that left five dead. “This trial will tear this country apart, perhaps like we have only seen once before in our history,” Schoen said on the Senate floor. Schoen argued that a thorough investigation — such as...
    The second impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump—this time for inciting an insurrection—is underway, with Tuesday bringing four hours of debate on whether it’s constitutional to hold an impeachment trial for someone who is no longer in office. If that sounds familiar, it’s because the Senate already voted once on this question, with five Republicans joining Democrats to say yes, it is. The quality of the Trump team’s argument was previewed when one of the lawyers they cited in a pre-trial document said they misrepresented his work. Assuming Republicans once again join Democrats in moving the trial forward, the coming days will bring up to 16 hours of arguments over two days from both the House impeachment managers and Trump’s defense team, followed by up to four hours of questions from senators, possibly followed by debate over whether to allow witnesses and subpoenas. At no point should we lose sight of...
    (CNN)The second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump opened promptly at 1 p.m. Tuesday, a historic moment that ensures the 45th President's place in history -- although not the way he would have hoped.While the outcome -- Trump being acquitted on the single charge of incitement of a riot -- seems likely, there are still considerable stakes here. Among them: How potential offenses by future federal elected officials will be treated by Congress and Trump's role within the GOP moving forward.I watched the first day of proceedings, which was pretty exclusively focused on whether or not it is constitutional to impeach a former president, and jotted down some takeaways. They're below. * That video: If you watch only one thing that comes out of the first day of the trial, you need to make it the 13-minute video presented by the Democratic House managers at the start of their...
    “This trial has a personal dimension,” he said, barely holding back his sobs. “I hope he reminds America how much of a personal matter democracy is.” The elected representative of the House of Representatives buried his 25-year-old son on 5 January who, suffering from depression, had committed suicide a few days earlier. The next day, he had invited his youngest daughter, and the husband of her eldest child, who wanted to stay with him “during this upsetting week” to accompany him to Congress, where he was to participate in the certification of Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election. When supporters of Donald Trump burst onto Capitol Hill, they were separated. “My kids hid under a desk to send their last texts and whisper their farewells over the phone. They thought they were going to die,” he said. When Jamie Raskin found them, he...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Former Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce Castor is defending Donald Trump during the former president’s impeachment trial in the Senate chambers on Tuesday. Castor started trending on Twitter as both sides of the aisle criticized his often rambling opening statement about the constitutionality of the trial. Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives for “incitement of insurrection” for his actions leading up to last month’s deadly U.S. Capitol riot. RELATED: New Jersey Man, Robert Schott, Creates 14-Foot Lincoln Memorial Snow Sculpture Outside Of Home During his remarks, Castor said House Democrats only impeached Trump because they didn’t want to face him politically again. “You will not hear any member of the team representing former President Trump say anything but in the strongest possible way denounce the violence of the rioters and those that breached the Capitol,” Castor said. In his often meandering remarks, Castor repeatedly praised...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former President Donald Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial (all times local): 4:30 p.m. A lawyer for Donald Trump is arguing that the former president’s impeachment trial should be dismissed, both because it is unconstitutional and because it will “tear this country apart.” David Schoen said Tuesday that Democrats are fueled by a “hatred” of Trump and fear that they will lose power. He says if the trial moves forward, it will make “everyone” look bad and other countries that wish the U.S. harm will watch with “glee.” Trump was impeached on a count of incitement of insurrection over the Jan. 6 Capitol riot by a mob of his supporters. Both sides were debating the trial’s constitutionality on Tuesday, and the debate will be followed by a vote to dismiss the case, which is expected to fail. Trump’s team is arguing that the trial is...
    Miami : This Tuesday started, in the United States Senate, the second impeachment against Donald Trump. It is an unparalleled process because, thanks to him, the billionaire will go down in history as the only president of the American Union to have faced two consecutive no-confidence motions. On the other hand, the “impeachment” occurs even when the magnate left office, on January 20. That reality makes you the first U.S. ruler to face impeachment, despite leaving the Oval Office. The accusation that is on the table is “incitement to insurrection”, an accusation that was made by the House of Representatives, following the events that occurred in Washington DC on Wednesday, January 6. That day, a mob of pro-Trump protesters besieged the Capitol, the seat of the United States Congress. Many of them abruptly and violently broke into the building, with the sole intention of prevent senators from certifying Joe...
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday that she didn't think President Joe Biden would break tradition like former President Donald Trump - and snub his predecessor out of a portrait ceremony.    'I have no portrait revealings or portrait plans or portrait events to preview for you, but I have not been given any indication that we would break with tradition in that regard,' Psaki said, answering a reporter's question about the ceremony that - before Trump - had been a fixture of a president's first term for decades.   In May, NBC News reported that Trump decided against inviting former President Barack Obama to the White House for a portrait unveiling ceremony, citing people familiar with the matter.  White House press secretary Jen Psaki (left) said Tuesday that she had 'not been given any indication that we would break with tradition' as far as President Joe Biden...
    Outspoken celebrities took to Twitter to comment on the historic second impeachment of former President Donald Trump on Tuesday.  The former president has been out of office for nearly three weeks, but he is still facing consequences for his alleged part in the Jan. 6 riot that took place at the U.S. Capitol building that left several people dead and briefly interrupted the Senate from certifying the Electoral College votes, which were in favor of Joe Biden. Democrats in Congress, and even some Republicans, were outraged that the former president had gathered a rally in Washington, D.C., that day and repeated his false claims that he won the presidential election, and said he did not do enough to stop the attack once his supporters began to breach the Capitol about one hour after his rally's conclusion.  COUNTRY SINGER TENILLE ARTS RECALLS PERFORMING ON 'THE BACHELOR': 'JUST A PERFECT FIT' Bette Midler, Padma...
    Donald Trump’s niece Mary Trump, Tuesday on SiriusXM’s “The Dean Obeidallah Show,” declared that her cousins Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr. would have no future political careers because of the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol. Obeidallah said, “How do you think this all affects Donald Trump Jr.’s and Ivanka’s dreams of being President Trump, the Kennedys of the Right, how do you think it’s going to impact them?” Trump said, “I think it’s over. I think it’s completely over.” She continued, “They have their father to thank for that. The insurrection was a bridge too far, Donny for sure is totally implicated in it, and if there’s any justice, he will be indicted at some point as well.” She added, “You know, we have all this information coming up that Ivanka and Jared allegedly, employees of the federal government, have made in excess of $600 million through their grift over the last couple of...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former President Donald Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Rep. Jamie Raskin, the lead House impeachment manager, grew emotional as he concluded the Democrats’ first round of arguments in former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial. Raskin spoke about his personal experience in the Capitol on Jan. 6. He had been joined by family members that day — the day after he had buried his son, who took his own life in December. His daughter and son-in-law were in an office in the Capitol and hid under a desk, where they sent what they thought were their final texts. He says, “They thought they were going to die.” Separated from them in the House chamber, Raskin described people around him calling to say goodbye to their families, members removing their congressional pins to try to evade detection. And he said...
    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...
    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...
    With Donald Trump’s impeachment trial underway, the real estate mogul is allegedly asking about the possibility of facing criminal prosecution after the hearings come to an end. “Trump has been asking aides and associates about his potential exposure to criminal prosecution after his impeachment trial is completed, a source familiar tells @Acosta,” CNN White House reporter Allie Malloy tweeted on Tuesday. “Trump has reached out to advisers to gauge whether he could face charges on matters unrelated to Jan 6.” Trump is currently the focus of New York Attorney General Letitia James’ civil probe and an investigation by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, who is examining whether the former president misled tax authorities, business partners, and banks via his business dealings. The inquiries have fueled speculation that the investigations will eventually lead to criminal charges and prison time for the real estate mogul. According to NBC News, the case against...
    Ex-presidential niece Mary Trump told SiriusXM host Dean Obeidallah that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and other Republicans aren’t afraid of Trump, but rather are using him to achieve On Tuesday’s edition of The Dean Obeidallah Show, the host talked with Ms. Trump about Kevin McCarthy’s recent and much-derided visit with former President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago. “Kevin McCarthy flew down, the House minority leader, to kiss the ring of Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago, which was outrageous considering the proximity to the insurrection,” Obeidallah said, and asked “Do you think they’re just really using Trump as a fundraising tool?” “Yeah, I hear people say, all the time, that they’re afraid of him,” Mary Trump said, then added “No they’re not, you know, they’re totally in line with him. They are him. They’re all on the same page here.” “They’re just thrilled that someone like Donald came along who was willing to push the envelope and...
    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...
    The Senate will begin its second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump Tuesday afternoon. The Senate will begin at 1:00 P.M. Eastern, from which Republicans and Democrats will have four hours each to make their case as to whether Trump can be impeached now that he is out of office. The Senate can decide this matter with a majority vote. On Wednesday, Trump’s legal team and the House impeachment managers will have up to 16 hours each for presentations as to why or why not Trump should be impeached for allegedly inciting an insurrection. After the presentations, senators can decide if they need additional witnesses or documents for the trial, which can they can obtain via subpoena. Trump’s defense argued that that the Senate cannot try a president who left office. They also rejected the House’s argument that Trump should be barred from holding any future public office by...
    The Senate Tuesday convened for the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump and will begin with a debate and vote on whether it is constitutional to try to convict an ex-president. The nine House impeachment managers entered the chamber after all 100 senators filed into the room and were seated for what is expected to be a trial lasting one week or more. The House voted to impeach Trump on Jan. 13 for inciting an insurrection that provoked the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. But Tuesday’s debate will center solely on whether the now-ex president can be convicted. The debate on the constitutionality of the trial is expected to last up to four hours, and the vote may mirror one taken last month in which 45 Republicans voted not to proceed to a trial on the grounds that Trump has now left office and as a...
    Under tight security, the United States Senate opened the second impeachment trial for Donald Trump on Tuesday. The ex-president is accused of “inciting insurgency” in the murderous assault on the Capitol. correspondent in New York Lhe second impeachment trial of Donald Trump opened Tuesday afternoon in the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington. Exactly one month and three days after the brutal assault on the same hill, where Congress was then meeting in session to certify the victory of Democrat Joe Biden at the polls on November 3. Five people, including a policeman, were killed. The former President of the United States is today on trial for having “incited (this) insurrection”, stoking the anger of his supporters during a preliminary speech in the open air, inviting them to “march on the Capitol” and “to fight” to prevent this parliamentary certification.
    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, D.C. (CBSNEWS.COM) — The Senate is convening Tuesday to commence with the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, the first Senate trial of a former president in U.S. history. President Donald Trump at the White House on February 5, 2020 in Washington, DC. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Mr. Trump faces a single charge of “incitement of insurrection” for his role in the January 6 assault on the Capitol. The House of Representatives voted to impeach him on January 13, one week after the attack that left five people dead. Trump is the only president to be impeached twice. ♦♦♦ Click Here To Read The Complete Story On cbsnews.com ♦♦♦
    THOMAS Caldwell, 65, is the alleged leader of the far-right conspiracist group the Oath Keepers. On January 20, three Oath Keeper leaders were charged with "planning and coordinating" the Capitol riot after being seen "directing a group of 10." 7Members of the Oath Keepers are seen among supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol during a protestCredit: Reuters Who is Thomas Caldwell? Thomas Caldwell is the alleged leader of the Oath Keepers. The 65-year-old Clarke County resident is a retired US Navy veteran from Virginia. He was named in a criminal complaint as having participated in the Capitol riots by President Donald Trump’s supporters. 7Prosecutors said three people affiliated with Oath Keepers conspired to breach the U.S. Capitol, the first time they have directly accused people of organizing the violent Jan. 6 uprisingCredit: US District Court In late January, Caldwell was charged along with two other alleged...
    The Senate Tuesday convened for the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump and will begin with a debate and vote on whether it is constitutional to try to convict an ex-president. The nine House impeachment managers entered the chamber after all 100 senators filed into the room and were seated for what is expected to be a trial lasting one week or more. The House voted to impeach Trump on Jan. 13 for inciting an insurrection that provoked the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. But Tuesday’s debate will center solely on whether the now-ex president can be convicted. The debate on the constitutionality of the trial is expected to last up to four hours and the vote may mirror one taken last month in which 45 Republicans voted not to proceed to a trail on the grounds that Trump has now left office and as a private citizen,...
    The second impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump—this time for inciting an insurrection—kicks off Tuesday with four hours of argument on whether it’s constitutional to hold an impeachment trial for someone who is no longer in office. If that sounds familiar, it’s because the Senate already voted once on this question, with five Republicans joining Democrats to say yes, it is. The quality of the Trump team’s argument was previewed when one of the lawyers they cited in a pre-trial document said they misrepresented his work. Assuming Republicans once again join Democrats in moving the trial forward, the coming days will bring up to 16 hours of arguments over two days from both the House impeachment managers and Trump’s defense team, followed by up to four hours of questions from senators, possibly followed by debate over whether to allow witnesses and subpoenas. At no point should we lose sight of the fact that this...
    Ex-presidential niece Mary Trump told SiriusXM host Dean Obeidallah that her cousins Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr. have their dad’s incitement of the Capitol insurrection to thank for torpedoing any potential political careers they might have. On Tuesday’s edition of The Dean Obeidallah Show, the host talked with Ms. Trump about the impeachment trial that starts today, and how the allegations surrounding it will affect the former president’s children. “How do you think this all affects Donald Trump Jr.’s and Ivanka’s dreams of being President Trump, the Kennedys of the Right, how do you think it’s going to impact them?” Obeidallah asked. “Yeah, you had to go there didn’t you?” Trump said, to which Obeidallah replied “Well, you’re from the same family, I’m just curious, what do you think?” Trump laughed and made a mock shushing movement, and said “I don’t want people to know that!” Of her cousins’ political prospects, Trump...
    Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan (R) wrote Tuesday Democrats have an “obsession” with impeaching Donald Trump because “they’re scared of him.” In an op-ed at Fox News, the co-founder of the House Freedom Caucus observed Democrats are hoping a sham impeachment trial – for now private citizen Trump – will shore up so much disdain for him that he is sure never to run for office again. The Senate must acquit President Trump.   Our latest op-ed. https://t.co/tUeYY2x7ju — Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) February 9, 2021 “It’s been almost a month since he left office, but Democrats still can’t let go of President Donald Trump,” Jordan wrote. “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.” The violence that occurred at the Capitol on January 6, as wrong as it was, is not the real concern for Democrats, Jordan explained, since, unlike Republicans, who have consistently condemned acts of political violence, “Democrats...
    FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami/AP) — Not only does the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump get underway Tuesday, he may also learn whether or not he can continue living or be evicted from his Mar-a-Lago club. The Palm Beach Town Council is expected to discuss the issue and hear from their attorney on whether the town can bar Trump from living there. That was the deal Trump’s lawyer offered nearly 30 years ago.  He told the town in 1993 that Trump would be prohibited from living there if it allowed him to convert it from a residence to a club. But this promise was not specifically included in the written agreement, which may take precedence. RELATED: FBI Cyber Unit Trying To Determine Who Hacked Florida Water Plant That’s because, technically, Trump is an employee of the corporation that officially owns Mar-a-Lago — and the written agreement only bars members...
    Mandel Ngan, Ethan Miller/Getty Images Donald Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen invited Stormy Daniels onto his Mea Culpa podcast on Tuesday, thanking the adult film star for giving him a second chance and apologizing to her for the “needless” pain he caused. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, claimed that she and Trump had an after in 2006 while he was already married to Melania Trump. Donald Trump denied the allegations. In 2018, Cohen pleaded guilty in federal court for arranging a nondisclosure agreement with Daniels and paying her $130,000 to keep quiet. Because the payment was made to service Trump’s 2016 campaign, it qualified as a campaign contribution violation. “Both of our stories will be forever linked with Donald Trump, but also with one another,” Cohen said to Daniels, who despite the legal battle had never met her prior to the Tuesday interview. Daniels revealed to Cohen that she lost friendships and relationships following the...
    Donald Trump’s ex-lawyer had bought her silence in 2016 so that she did not talk about her alleged affair with the billionaire. Four years later, Michael Cohen had pornstar Stormy Daniels tell pornstar Stormy Daniels about this affair in a podcast, while apologizing for his past attitude. “I know that I have inflicted unnecessary suffering on you,” Michael Cohen tells Stormy Daniels during this conversation, posted on the night of Monday to Tuesday, between these two characters who marked the Trump presidency. “For that I am very sorry”. At the end of their exchange of almost an hour and a half, he adds: “Thank you for giving me a second chance”. Michael Cohen, who was 10 years during Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, was sentenced to three years in prison at the end of 2018, for having – among other offenses – paid $ 130,000 to Stormy Daniels in exchange...
    The Senate deliberates on whether to convict former President Donald Trump on charges of instigating the insurrection on Jan. 6, which saw thousands of protesters clashing with law enforcement and breaching the Capitol in a violent event that turned fatal. Tuesday's trial marks the second time that Trump has been embroiled in impeachment proceedings. News Donald Trump U.S. Capitol Building Impeachment Senate Riots
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    The second impeachment trial of Donald Trump will begin today as the Senate deliberates the charge against the former president for incitement of insurrection. The trial is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. ET. The trial comes just over a month after Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in a violent attempt to stop Congress from certifying his 2020 election loss to President Joe Biden. The insurgency was fueled by Trump’s unsubstantiated claims that the election was corrupted by mass fraud, and it was preceded by dozens of failed attempts to overturn the election results in and out of court. On Jan. 13, Trump become the only U.S. president to be impeached twice. The former president previously faced the possibility of being removed from office on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress after he pressured the Ukrainian government into launching an investigation to undermine Biden...
    President Joe Biden will continue his strategy Tuesday of making a public display of his focus on the coronavirus – rather than the historic impeachment trial set to consume political Washington. The second impeachment of President Donald Trump on a charge of 'incitement of insurrection' begins in earnest Tuesday, as Democratic managers clash with the president's team over whether it is constitutional to try a former president. Biden, though, will be publicly showing his determination to boost the economy despite the pandemic that continues to ravage the nation. He will be joined by business leaders and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, at an event that kicks off less than an hour before the trial starts.  President Joe Biden will meet with business leaders and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen Tuesday just as the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump begins in earnest 'In the afternoon, the President, the Vice President, and...
    MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace said Monday on her show “Deadline” that Republicans who don’t want former President Donald Trump and others involved held accountable for the deadly riot at the  U.S. Capitol and continue to support Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) are “throwing down with racists.” Lincoln Project adviser Tara Setmayer said, “The Republican Party is Donald Trump’s party. Kevin McCarthy made that clear when he traveled down to Mar-a-l to kiss the ring. ” She continued, “They’re acquiescing to the kooks, the crackpots, and the crazies. So the Republican Party needs to decide are they the party of country? Are they the party of the Constitution over cult? Or are they going to side with the kooks, the crackpots, and conspiracy theorists? Unfortunately, Liz Cheney is a minor voice. She and Adam Kinzinger are about the only ones who have stepped up. It’s clear she’s swimming against the grain, and...
    As the Senate trial of former President Donald Trump begins on Tuesday, it will begin with a debate over the constitutionality of prosecuting a former president, as reported by the Associated Press. According to the report, this argument could prove to be influential on Republicans who are likely to vote for the former president’s acquittal but have concerns about appearing to condone his behavior that lead to his impeachment. Trump is facing a charge of “incitement of insurrection” for his role in the attack at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 in an effort to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Trump’s defense team will launch their efforts by arguing that since Trump is no longer the president, he is not constitutionally eligible to be impeached. The argument has been echoed by Republican lawmakers including Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, who forced a vote on the issue in January....
    Donald Trump will closely track his impeachment trial this week from the comfort of his Mar-a-Lago residence as he prepares for a guns blazing return to politics after his almost assured acquittal. Trump is comparing the whole ordeal to his time as a TV personality, claiming the period between leaving Washington and waiting for the trial to conclude is like waiting for a new season of his show to start. 'He's compared it to that time in between seasons of 'The Apprentice,' building anticipation and wonderment for what's to come,' one adviser told Politico of his preparations for a 'second act.' As the Senate trial kicks off Tuesday afternoon, the former president will forgo his usual routine of hitting the links at his Palm Beach golf club and instead set up in front of the TV for the remainder of the proceedings, his aides say. Impeachment managers, led by Representative...
    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...
    By Jeremy Herb, Manu Raju and Lauren Fox | CNN The second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump begins in the Senate today, where senators will be confronted with the violent events of the January 6 riots and whether Trump is culpable for inciting the insurrectionists that attacked the Capitol and placed their lives in danger. The historic trial has a number of firsts: It’s the first time in US history a president will be tried in the Senate court of impeachment for a second time. And it’s the first time that a former President will face the prospect of conviction and disbarment of office. Trump’s title of former president will be front and center during the trial’s opening day, which begins at 1 p.m. ET. After the Senate approves the rules of the trial, the Senate will hear from the House impeachment managers and Trump’s team about whether...
    Evan Vucci/AP 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.The second time around is often not as exciting as the first. The novelty is not there. The thrill is gone. When Donald Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives and placed on trial about a year ago, that was a historic occasion. Only two prior presidents had been indicted by the House and tried by the Senate. Many Americans had never before witnessed this rarely used constitutional mechanism in operation. Now, as the Senate convenes a trial for Trump’s record-setting second impeachment—which charges him with “incitement of insurrection”—there may oddly be a touch of the ho-hum to the endeavor. In standard terms, the stakes are not as high as they are for the usual impeachment trial. Trump has already been extricated from...
    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...
    DONALD Trump is the only US president to be impeached twice. The historic trial of the former president begins today, with Trump facing a single article of impeachment. 2Donald Trump's impeachment trial begins todayCredit: Getty Images - Getty It's a political trial - not a criminal one. What time will Donald Trump's second impeachment trial begin? Senators are expected to convene at about midday to begin proceedings under plans agreed by the chamber's Republican and Democrat leaders, Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer. First off, there will be four hours of debate, equally divided between Trump's legal team and the impeachment managers, on whether the trial is constitutional. This will be followed by a vote needing a simple majority to proceed. If senators agree to move forward, the main part of the trial will begin. It will see the prosecution and defense given up to 16 hours each from tomorrow to...
    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...
    Chuck Schumer, quoted by CNN, announced that this agreement was reached between the two parties, but also the legal team of the former conservative president. The US Senate will hold a vote on these rules on Tuesday. The trial will begin with a four-hour legal debate on the constitutionality of the proceedings, followed by a decisive vote on which senators deem themselves competent. “The structure on which we have agreed is eminently fair. It will allow a trial to achieve its objectives: truth and accountability.” A taste of Trump’s defense arguments Donald Trump’s legal team further submitted a 78-page pre-trial briefing package, which gives a taste of the arguments senators will hear over the next few days. The lawyers chosen by the billionaire assure that Donald Trump “did not order anyone to carry out illegal actions” and that he could not be blamed for the conduct of “a small...
    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...
    Moin three weeks after leaving the White House, Donald Trump returns on Tuesday to monopolize American political attention, with the opening in the Senate of his doubly historic impeachment trial, for “incitement to insurgency” in the murderous assault of the Capitol. “Absurd” accusation against “overwhelming” evidence: the lawyers for the former Republican president and the elected Democrats who carry the accusation have already set the tone for the discussions to come during the trial, which will open at 1:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. GMT ) in the very hemicycle where pro-Trump protesters stormed January 6. An extraordinary case, the 100 senators who will serve as jurors were thus the witnesses, and victims, of the attack. The strong images of these moments and Donald Trump’s speech to his supporters a few minutes earlier should occupy a central role in the accusation. Outside, the unprecedented security measures...
    The best things to buy on Amazon this month South Carolina coach Dawn Staley pays tribute to late John Chaney with outfit Claudia Conway will appear on American Idol Claudia Conway, a TikTok star and the daughter of Donald Trump's former senior counselor Kellyanne Conway, will appear on American Idol's new season. © twitter The TikTok star and daughter of Kellyanne Conway was featured in a teaser for the show's Feb. 14 return. The teenager appeared in ABC's promos for the singing competition Monday night, which teased "big changes" and "bigger surprises" for season 19. In one clip, Conway introduces herself, leading judges Katy Perry and Lionel Richie to react in shock. Another video features Ryan Seacrest's voice-over introducing Conway as a "social media sensation," showing her standing in front of the judges. Claudia Conway will make her American Idol debut on the February 14th season premiere....