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    “Even if the final vote did not result in a conviction, the merits of the accusation are not in dispute,” said the Democrat after the acquittal voted by the US Senate in the second impeachment trial of his predecessor republican. “This sad chapter in our history reminded us that democracy is fragile. That it must always be defended. That we must always remain vigilant,” Joe Biden said in a statement. For the second time acquitted. Former US President Donald Trump escaped a guilty verdict on Saturday after a historic trial before the US Senate, which tried him for his role in the January 6 violence on Capitol Hill. Senators were a majority – 57 out of 100 – to vote for a conviction of the billionaire. But it would have taken two-thirds of the upper house to reach a guilty verdict which could have been followed by a sentence...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — Donald Trump was acquitted Saturday of inciting the horrific attack on the U.S. Capitol, concluding a historic impeachment trial that spared him the first-ever conviction of a current or former U.S. president but exposed the fragility of America’s democratic traditions and left a divided nation to come to terms with the violence sparked by his defeated presidency. The vote was 57-43, short of the two-thirds needed for conviction. Seven Republicans, including Sen. Pat Toomey, voted to convict. Here are the statements from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware senators. All found Trump guilty. RELATED: Senate Acquits Donald Trump In Second Impeachment Trial, Sen. Pat Toomey Among 7 Republicans Who Voted Guilty Sen.Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) “President Donald Trump’s defense team made several accurate observations at the impeachment trial. Many elected Democrats did want to impeach President Trump from the moment he won the 2016 election. The mainstream media was...
    Former President Donald Trump hinted at a comeback as he cheered on being acquitted, for a second time, in an impeachment trial before the U.S. Senate.   'Our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun,' Trump said. 'In the months ahead I have much to share with you, and I look forward to continuing our incredible journey together to achieve American greatness for all of our people.' The former president sent out a statement within minutes of being acquitted Saturday by the Senate, in a vote that saw seven Republicans join with the Democrats, but 10 short of the total needed to convict Trump of inciting the January 6 insurrection.   Former President Donald Trump sent out a statement directly after the Senate voted Saturday to acquit, hinting at a political comeback   In his statement, Trump first thanked his 'dedicated lawyers,' as well as...
    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...
    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,...
    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...
    Donald Trump endangered the lives of all members of Congress when he aimed a mob of supporters 'like a loaded cannon' at the U.S. Capitol, House Democrats said Tuesday in making their most detailed case yet for why the former president should be convicted and permanently barred from office. The legal brief forcefully links Trump's efforts to overturn the results of the presidential election to the deadly January 6 riot at the Capitol. It claims the former president bears 'unmistakable' blame for actions that directly threatened the underpinnings of American democracy.  'His conduct endangered the life of every single Member of Congress, jeopardized the peaceful transition of power and line of succession, and compromised our national security,' the Democratic managers of the impeachment case wrote. 'This is precisely the sort of constitutional offense that warrants disqualification from federal office.' The legal brief lays out for the first time the arguments...
    The White House released a sanitized list of 'Trump Administration Accomplishments' on the president's last full day in office – claiming credit for job gains before the coronavirus left millions unemployed. The president is also taking credit for millions of deaths avoided but not the 400,000 U.S. coronavirus deaths that happened on his watch. The White House pushed out its accomplishments list as the president leaves office with the lowest approval ratings of his presidency, with windows still smashed inside the Capitol from the MAGA riot this month. President Donald Trump is claiming credit for job gains before the coronavirus left millions unemployed, and touting a 'Phase One' trade agreement that ended a trade war with China The document hails an 'Unprecedented Economic Boom,' although the strong growth even in Trump's first three years was not without president. It begins with a major caveat: 'Before the China Virus invaded our shores,...
    Last week, President Donald Trump finally conceded his defeat in the 2020 presidential election, opening the door to a peaceful transition to a Joe Biden presidency. Biden will be inaugurated in less than a week and Trump is set to leave office with the lowest job approval of his presidency, according to new findings from the Pew Research Center. In the poll, which was conducted January 8-12 among 5,360 American adults, only 29 percent said that they approve of the job Trump is doing as president. Republicans and Republican-leaning Americans drove the plunge. In August, 77 percent of them approved of his performance in the White House and only six out of 10 approve of it now. Overall, about two-thirds of respondents said that Trump should not remain a major political figure after he leaves office. Last week’s riots at the U.S. Capitol — which, according to lawmakers on both...
    Donald Trump’s trial will take place after he leaves the White House, that is to say after Joe Biden takes office on January 20. A historical situation It is the first time in the history of the United States that an impeachment has been voted twice against the same president. Donald trump would soon be tried by the Senate following the indictment by the House on Wednesday for “incitement to insurgency”. The decision was passed by 232 votes to 197. In total, ten Republicans, including Liz Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, participated in the vote with them. “No one is above the law, not even the President of the United States”, said Nancy Pelosi, the leader of the House Democrats on the remarks echoed by 20 minutes. In his opinion, Donald Trump represents “a danger to democracy”. He is, in fact, accused by the...
    (CNN)The New England Journal of Medicine is, as the name suggests, mostly focused on, well, medicine. Which makes what it published this week all the more important and impactful.In an editorial titled "Dying in a Leadership Vacuum," the editors of the Journal blasted President Donald Trump (although not by name) for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Here's the key bit:"Anyone else who recklessly squandered lives and money in this way would be suffering legal consequences. Our leaders have largely claimed immunity for their actions. But this election gives us the power to render judgment. Reasonable people will certainly disagree about the many political positions taken by candidates. But truth is neither liberal nor conservative. When it comes to the response to the largest public health crisis of our time, our current political leaders have demonstrated that they are dangerously incompetent. We should not abet them and enable the deaths...
    (CNN)There's a revolution happening within the GOP right under our noses.The latest sign came Sunday, when former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge penned an op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer making clear his intent to vote for former Vice President Joe Biden over President Donald Trump in November. "He lacks the empathy, integrity, intellect and maturity to lead," Ridge, who also served as the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security in the Bush administration, wrote of Trump.Ridge joins fellow Bush Cabinet secretaries Christine Todd Whitman (EPA), Ann Veneman (Agriculture), Carlos Gutierrez (Commerce) and Colin Powell (State) as Biden endorsers. Ray LaHood, a former Republican congressman from Illinois, and Chuck Hagel, the former Nebraska Republican senator, both of whom served in the Obama Cabinet, have also backed Biden.And that's just Republicans who served in a presidential Cabinet! There are a slew of other prominent GOP elected officials -- from former Ohio Gov....
    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits Bahrain to meet the Crown Prince, right Israel and Bahrain have struck a historic peace deal brokered by Donald Trump, following a similar accord with the United Arab Emirates, as the US president brings together former foes in the Middle East. “Another HISTORIC breakthrough today! Our two GREAT friends Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain agree to a Peace Deal – the second Arab country to make peace with Israel in 30 days!” the President announced on Twitter on Friday night.  Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, hailed a “new era of peace” and said “there will be more [peace deals with Arab states].” Bahrain is the second Gulf state to embrace Israel, after the UAE announced on 13 August that it would establish a full diplomatic relationship with the Jewish state and strike a series of trade deals. A small, oil-rich nation...
    Mother Jones illustration; Shutterstock For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.This post was originally published as part of “The Trump Files”—a collection of telling episodes, strange but true stories, and curious scenes from the life of our current President—on July 13, 2016. The construction of Trump Tower may have been Donald Trump’s greatest achievement, but it was a disaster for the city’s artistic legacy. To build his skyscraper, Trump first had to knock down the Bonwit Teller building, a luxurious limestone building erected in 1929. The face of the building featured two huge Art Deco friezes that the Metropolitan Museum of Art wanted to preserve. The museum asked Trump to save the sculptures and donate them, and the mogul agreed—as long as the cost of doing so wasn’t too high. But then, according to journalist Harry Hurt III in...
    President Donald Trump has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for his effort brokering a historic deal normalizing relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, according to reports. Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian Parliament, submitted the nomination, according to FOX News. Tybring-Gjedde told the TV network, “For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees.” In the nomination letter, he wrote the agreement could be “a game changer that will turn the Middle East into a region of cooperation and prosperity.” He also praised the president for withdrawing additional troops from the Middle East and playing a “key role in facilitating contact between conflicting parties," the letter states. Israel and the UAE are expected to sign the deal at a White House ceremony on Tuesday. Senior delegations from the two countries will be...
    DONALD Trump has been nominated for a 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for the "historic peace agreement" between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. The nomination comes from Christian Tybring-Gjedde who is a member of the Norwegian Parliament. 1Donald Trump was nominated for the Noble Peace PrizeCredit: AFP or licensors Most read in World NewsWHAT HAPPENED?US couple's remains found in Mexico well near remote area where car was leftKNIFE RAMPAGEBeauty queen 'stabs female store worker' in frenzy shouting 'I hate women'Warning'CARING AND ECCENTRIC'Who was Ronnie McNutt and his suicide video on TikTok?'IT WENT SO FAST'Terrifying moment grandad with dementia is saved as home erupts in flamesTRAGIC ENDMotorcycle racing legend Ralph Hudson dead at 69 after 'wiping out at 252 mph'EXIT STRATEGYSchumer back Bernie's call for a plan to force Trump out if he loses election More to follow... For the latest news on this story keep checking back at...
    On the third night of the Republican National Convention (RNC), one of the most powerful speeches came from historic civil rights figure Clarence Henderson, who boldly declared that a vote for Joe Biden is a denial of history. In 1960, Henderson participated in the Greensboro sit-in, a series of non-violent protests where young black American students refused to leave the segregated Woolworth lunch counter after being denied service. Photo below: Clarence Henderson has ALWAYS fought for freedom.#RNC2020 pic.twitter.com/eWgxRb4eb4 — Students For Trump (@TrumpStudents) August 27, 2020 During his four-minute speech, Henderson highlighted the accomplishments of President Trump for the black community and recalled his historic fight against racism 60 years ago. “There have been movements that have changed the course of history. Among the most extraordinary was the civil rights movement,” he began. “Sixty years ago, segregation was legal and enforced. The simple act of sitting at a lunch...
    The Trump campaign has released the list of speakers slated to appear at the Republican National Convention, which will be hosted virtually this year — in lieu of the North Carolina or Florida locations — because of the coronavirus pandemic. Describing the event as “historic,” the Trump campaign said on Sunday that the convention has been designed to “honor the great American story, the American people that have written it,” and how President Donald Trump has “empowered them to succeed.” The list of speakers includes a mix of high-profile politicians, such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), as well as other conservative activists and state politicians. Several congressional hopefuls are also slated to speak, including Madison Cawthorne, a South Carolina businessman who won his primary earlier this year at age 24, Burgess Owens, a former NFL player and businessman running in Utah,...
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