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    Sen. Lindsey Graham warned that Republicans could move to impeach Vice President Kamala Harris — arguing that former President Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment trial over provoking the Capitol riot “opened Pandora’s Box.” Speaking on “Fox News Sunday,” a day after the Senate voted 57-43 to acquit the former president on a single charge of “incitement of insurrection,” the South Carolina Republican argued that the vice president’s support for a fund that bailed out protesters over the summer could leave her liable for the same punishment. “And if you use this model, I don’t know how Kamala Harris doesn’t get impeached if the Republicans take over the House,” Graham said. “Because she actually bailed out rioters and one of the rioters went back to the streets and broke somebody’s head open. So we’ve opened Pandora’s Box here and I’m sad for the country?”​ Graham was referring to Harris’ support...
              Live from Music Row Wednesday 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 Michael Patrick Leahy outlines the unconstitutionality of the impeachment trial of private citizen Donald Trump by defining the meaning of impeachment as interpreted in the United States Constitution. Michael Patrick Leahy: (Senator John Kennedy clip plays) That was Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana who was among the 44 who voted correctly that a private citizen even a former president cannot be impeached under the Constitution. Now, there’s been a lot of talking back and forth about what’s constitutional and what’s not.The Democrats on the left and everybody on the left is making up stuff frankly. And let’s go to the Constitution. Let’s see what the Constitution actually says. So let’s begin actually...
    The constitutional question of whether a former president can be impeached or tried after he has left office is a close legal question. On balance, I believe that the better constitutional argument is that a former president can be impeached and tried—that is, that the Senate has jurisdiction to hold a trial. However, nothing in the text of the Constitution requires the Senate to choose to exercise jurisdiction. In these particular circumstances, I believe the Senate should decline to exercise jurisdiction—and so I voted to dismiss this impeachment on jurisdictional grounds. Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution gives the House "the sole Power of impeachment," and Section 3 gives the Senate "the sole Power to try all impeachments." At the time the Constitution was adopted, there was meaningful debate over whether impeachment encompassed so-called "late impeachments," i.e. after the person had left office.  The British common law, which informed the understanding of...
    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...
    There have been only four presidential impeachments in U.S. history. In the past year, Americans have lived through half of them. The second impeachment trial for former President Donald Trump is set to start Tuesday, and it will be unlike anything in the nation's slim history of presidential punishments. Mr. Trump is the first president to face a Senate trial after leaving office, and the first president (or federal officeholder in any position) to be impeached twice.  Before Mr. Trump, only two presidents had been impeached — Andrew Johnson in 1868, and Bill Clinton in 1998. Neither was convicted. Richard Nixon resigned in 1974 after articles of impeachment were drafted, but before the House could vote on them. The Constitution says presidents and other federal officials can be impeached for "Treason, Bribery and other High Crimes and Misdemeanors." No president has faced impeachment articles for treason or bribery; all...
    Democrats in the House of Representatives have impeached Donald Trump, making him the first president in U.S. history to be impeached twice. They accused the president of encouraging his supporters to attack Congress on Jan. 6. Ten congressional Republicans voted to impeach Trump this time around. But the Senate is not likely to begin Trump’s impeachment trial before his term in office expires. This is because the Senate’s current procedural posture prevents it from starting the trial — absent the unanimous consent of all senators — until 1 p.m. on Jan. 20, one hour after President-Elect Joe Biden is sworn into office as the next president. GOP Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has reportedly informed Republican senators that the Senate will not begin the trial until Jan. 20 or 21. A post-presidency impeachment trial would be unprecedented. On rare occasions, the Senate has held trials for impeached officials who were not in...
    (CNN)As the coronavirus continues to rage across the country, Washington saw another historic week as President Donald Trump became the first US president to ever be impeached twice. Meanwhile, President-elect Joe Biden announced new economic plans, continued to build out his cabinet and prepped for Wednesday's inauguration. DC remained a city on lockdown, as federal and local authorities tightened security in the aftermath of the January 6 mob attack on the Capitol.  Monday Mayor urges people to avoid DC as Secret Service begins inauguration prep early House Democrats to fine lawmakers who don't wear masks on the floor after 3 Dems test positive and blame GOP colleagues FBI warns 'armed protests' being planned at all 50 state capitols and in Washington DC THE POINT -- NOW ON YOUTUBE! In each episode of his weekly YouTube show, Chris Cillizza will delve a little deeper into the...
    The horrific events at the Capitol on Jan. 6 left House Democrats determined to impeach President Trump quickly, and they did so on Jan. 13 with the help of 10 Republicans, 232-197. But legal scholars and senators are debating whether the Senate can follow through with the customary impeachment trial and vote on whether to convict Trump since lawmakers won't even consider the matter until Trump is out of office. "The Senate does indeed have the power to conduct a Senate impeachment trial after the president leaves office," Michael Gerhardt, a professor at the University of North Carolina School of Law, told the Washington Examiner. "The Constitution does not place a time limit when a trial must be held, and there are three previous impeachments and trials that were done after officials left office. That's a strong foundation for the trial to proceed on Jan. 21." Many legal scholars and...
          Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. It is Thursday. 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, 374,329; Tuesday, 376,280; Wednesday, 380,796; Thursday, 384,764.    Deaths worldwide approach 2 million.   Confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States surpassed 23 million. The House voted to impeach President TrumpDonald TrumpCotton: Senate lacks authority to hold impeachment trial once Trump leaves office Marjorie Taylor Greene says she will introduce impeachment articles against Biden ICE acting director resigns weeks after assuming post MORE on Wednesday for his role in last week’s riot...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- As we get closer to Inauguration Day, 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.Wednesday, Jan. 13President impeached for historic 2nd time following Capitol riotThe U.S. House has voted to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time, just a week after he encouraged loyalists to "fight like hell" against election results and a mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. The final House vote on an article of impeachment for incitement of insurrection was 232-197.10 House Republicans, including NY congressman, vote to impeach President TrumpThe unbreakable wall of Republican support that encouraged and enabled Donald Trump's norm-shattering presidency cracked on...
    President Donald Trump, in a video released Wednesday evening, did not address being impeached for the second time despite becoming the first president to do so earlier that day. “I unequivocally condemn the violence that we saw last week,” Trump said in a video released by the White House. “Violence and vandalism have absolutely no place in our country and our movement.” (RELATED: House Votes To Impeach President Trump For The Second Time) Trump added that he was briefed earlier that day on potential violent acts planned ahead of President-elect Joe Bien’s inauguration on Jan. 20 and had directed federal agencies to utilize all possible resources to ensure a “peaceful” transfer of power. The president had previously called the House’s second impeachment push the “continuation of the greatest witch hunt in the history of politics.” “If you look at what other people have said, politicians at a high level, about...
    Hope Hicks became the latest Donald Trump adviser to leave his side, it was revealed Wednesday, as administration officials flee following the president inciting a crowd to descend on the Capitol last week.  Hicks, who was one of Trump’s most influential and trusted senior counselors, planned before the Capitol storming for her final day to be Tuesday, multiple sources familiar with the matter told CNN in a Wednesday report. While news of Hicks’ departure broke, the House moved forward with voting on impeaching Trump for the second time.  The president’s confidant did not spend much time at the White House in the last few weeks, these sources revealed. They claim her influence waned recently when she pushed back against Trump’s insistent claims of voter fraud and a ‘rigged’ election.  Hope Hicks is the latest within Donald Trump's administration to flee just one week after Capitol stormingWHO'S QUIT TRUMP ADMINISTRATION...
    Mother Jones illustration 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 House of Representatives just voted to impeach Donald Trump on one charge of “incitement of insurrection,” making him the first president in history to be impeached twice. Following Trump’s incitement of the violent mob that stormed the US Capitol Building last week—leaving five people, including a police officer, dead—House Democrats drew up an impeachment resolution and brought it to a vote just days before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. The article of impeachment passed 232-197, with 10 Republicans siding with Democrats. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will not reconvene the Senate before January 19, a spokesperson said Wednesday, meaning that Trump’s impeachment trial will extend into Biden’s first term. The New York Times has reported that McConnell privately approves of impeachment, but McConnell reportedly...
    The House voted Wednesday to mpeach President Donald Trump for a second time for 'incitement of insurrection,' exactly a week after the MAGA mob stormed Capitol Hill.  The Democratic majority was joined by some Republicans, making the House's move bipartisan unlike Trump's first impeachment less than 13 months ago.   Earlier, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's spokesman confirmed that McConnell informed Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer that he wouldn't bring the Senate back before January 19, the day before President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.  The revelation came after the House cleared procedural hurdles and debate had started on the article. IMPEACHMENT TIMETABLE Wednesday afternoon: House vote on single Article What happens next? Nancy Pelosi decides when to transmit Article to Senate. When she does, it must begin trial on the next sitting day and sit six days a week until it concludes  Tuesday January 19:  Earliest date Mitch McConnell has said trial can...
    DONALD Trump is facing a second impeachment, as members of the House of Representatives will vote on whether to proceed with trying to remove him. It would be the first time in history a US president is impeached twice during his presidency. Read our Donald Trump live blog for the very latest news on the President... 5Donald Trump is facing a second impeachmentCredit: AFP or licensors How many votes are needed to impeach Trump in the House? There are currently 435 members in the House of Representatives representing the population of the 50 states, with Democrats holding the majority. Democrats have accused President Trump of encouraging his supporters to attack the Capitol building, resulting in the death of five people. Five out of 211 Republicans in the House are expected to turn on Trump and vote on impeachment on January 13. 5The House of Representatives will vote on January...
    DONALD Trump is facing a second impeachment one year after he was first impeached in 2020. Democrats in the House of Representatives will vote whether to impeach Trump for inciting a riot after the shocking scenes in the Capitol that took place on January 6. Read our Donald Trump live blog for the very latest news on the President... 7Donald TrumpCredit: EPA When was Donald Trump's first impeachment trial? Donald Trump could be facing a second impeachment, which would be the first time in history a US president has faced impeachment twice. Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives on December 18, 2019. However, the Senate acquitted Trump of the charges on February 5, 2020. 7Donald Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives on December 18, 2019Credit: EPA 7Donald Trump was acquitted by the Senate on February 5, 2020Credit: Getty Images - Getty Trump was the third US...
    Brit Hume has told Tucker Carlson that 'radioactive' Donald Trump cost the GOP the Georgia run-offs by spouting 'utter balderdash' about election rigging. But the Fox News veteran last night said that impeaching Trump was 'overkill' and pointless at this stage - Joe Biden will be inaugurated in a week.  It comes amid reports that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will vote to convict the president and is 'pleased' with Nancy Pelosi's impeachment trial and the chance to purge the MAGA wing of the party. Another GOP heavyweight, Liz Cheney, the House's third-ranking Republican, is also going to convict, calling last week's deadly riot on Capitol Hill an 'insurrection.'  'What's the point of this?' Carlson asked Hume. The Fox News analyst replied that the Republican party didn't want 'radioactive' Trump to be 'hanging around' and possibly even running at the next general election in 2024. Fox News Privacy Policy...
    House Democrats have vowed to vote to impeach President Donald Trump as early as Wednesday, but what happens after that is up in the air. Some Democrats have suggested pressing forward for immediate conviction in the Senate. The possibility was laughable during Trump’s first impeachment trial, but the prospect is now plausible thanks to many Republicans’ horror at Trump’s role in the storming of the Capitol last week. One unexpected obstacle to that plan, however, is President-Elect Joe Biden. He said Monday that Congress needs to be ready to handle the legislation his administration will propose on day one, and not be distracted with impeachment proceedings. House Majority Whip and South Carolina Democratic Rep. Jim Clyburn has suggested a different route that may appease both factions within his party: impeach now, convict later. He suggested that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lead the House to impeach Trump, but to not deliver...
    President Donald Trump is less than two weeks away from his term ending. Yet some are pushing to impeach him for what would be the second time during his presidency. With just 9 days left until Trump leaves office, the bottom line is that will be nearly impossible to successfully impeach and convict the president in that time-frame. Calls for a second impeachment raise a unique scenario in which a president could theoretically be impeached twice within one term, especially in his waning days in office. Impeachment is a fairly simple process, with the Constitution allowing Congress to remove a president for “treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors.” This round of impeachment proceedings, led by Democratic Reps. David Cicilline of Rhode Island, Jamie Raskin of Maryland and Ted Lieu of California, charges that Trump incited an insurrection. (RELATED: Marco Rubio: The Left Is Using The Capitol Riot As...
    Bradley Cortright January 6, 2021 0 Comments Congressional Democrats are calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump after what appeared to be hundreds of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol and forced both chambers of Congress to hault proceedings to certify the results of the presidential election. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) says she will introduce articles of impeachment against Trump. In a tweet, she wrote, “I am drawing up Articles of Impeachment. Donald J. Trump should be impeached by the House of Representatives & removed from office by the United States Senate. “ “We can’t allow him to remain in office, it’s a matter of preserving our Republic and we need to fulfill our oath,” she added. I am drawing up Articles of Impeachment. Donald J. Trump should be impeached by the House of Representatives & removed from office by the United States Senate. We can’t allow him to remain in office, it’s...
    DONALD Trump Jr said Nancy Pelosi and Democrats "impeached the president for being 100 percent right about Joe Biden." Don Jr took to Twitter on Wednesday to give his two cents on the Hunter Biden laptop scandal, demanding why the Dems targeted his dad if FBI had the device. ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates 10Donald Trump Jr demanded to know why the impeachment went ahead if the FBI had Hunter's laptopCredit: Alamy Live News 10Don Jr queried how Dems like Nancy Pelosi were able to impeach his father given this scandal Credit: EPA "If the FBI had the laptop all along why did they let Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats impeach [Donald Trump] for literally being 100 [percent] right about Joe Biden?" he wrote. "FBI leadership is corrupted," Don Jr added a year after his dad was impeached after...
    President Donald Trump dared House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to impeach him a second time after she refused to take that maneuver off the table to stall a Supreme Court vote.  'I'm the only guy in the world that could be impeached for filling a seat,' Trump complained at his Toledo, Ohio rally Monday night, noting that he was 'constitutionally obligated' to nominate a new justice. 'Go ahead, I want them to do that.'        Trump and Senate Republicans want to push through a GOP-approved Supreme Court pick to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the November election, when the White House and the Senate could change hands. President Donald Trump complained Monday night at a rally at the Toledo Express Airport that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wouldn't take impeaching him again off the table. She suggested she could do it to stall him getting a replacement for Ruth Bader...
    During a Monday interview with New York Times journalist Kara Swisher on her podcast, Sway, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested that Donald Trump could be impeached at some point in the near future. The comment came after Swisher pushed Pelosi to commit to using more of her legislative authority to fight against Trump and the Republican Party’s agenda. “What is your power to do this?” Swisher asked. “I get the election, but you can get up more. You can speak out more. You can do more impeachments, things like that. Do you have enough power? “Well, we can impeach him every day of the week for anything he does,” Pelosi responded. When pressed on why she hasn’t taken this course of action against the president and his allies, the House Speaker suggested that Americans want a different approach. “Well, because look, the American people want to know what we’re doing...
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