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    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...
    The second political trial against former President Donald Trump continues this Thursday in the Senate with another day of arguments. Miami World / AP Trump faces a charge of “incitement to insurrection” in connection with the bloody attack on the Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 6, which left five people dead, several injured and dozens of arrests. The former president said he will not attend the hearings, rejecting a request from the trial administrators. On Wednesday, Democrats presented their arguments, which included videos of what happened on Capitol Hill. The House Democrats, who prosecuted the former president for “inciting insurrection” in his historic second impeachment trial, tried to make it as difficult for any senator to minimize the level of violence, and by extension Trump’s role in it, showing the assault on videos, from various camera angles. They spent the morning repeating Trump’s words to his supporters before the...
    WASHINGTON - The historic second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump started Tuesday in the U.S. Senate, with Trump accused of inciting insurrection a month ago by urging his supporters to confront lawmakers at the U.S. Capitol as they were certifying that Democrat Joe Biden had defeated Trump in the 2020 election. WATCH TRIAL LIVE The protest turned into mayhem, as about 800 supporters of Trump stormed past authorities into the Capitol, smashed doors and windows, ransacked some congressional offices and scuffled with police. Five people were left dead, including a Capitol Police officer whose death is under investigation as a homicide and a rioter shot by a police officer. The 100 senators – split evenly between Republican and Democratic caucuses -- hearing the impeachment case against the single-term president are in a unique position: many of them were witnesses themselves to the chaos of January 6 as they...
    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,...
    WASHINGTON - The historic second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump starts Tuesday in the U.S. Senate, with Trump accused of inciting insurrection a month ago by urging his supporters to confront lawmakers at the U.S. Capitol as they were certifying that Democrat Joe Biden had defeated Trump in the 2020 election. WATCH TRIAL LIVE The protest turned into mayhem, as about 800 supporters of Trump stormed past authorities into the Capitol, smashed doors and windows, ransacked some congressional offices and scuffled with police. Five people were left dead, including a Capitol Police officer whose death is under investigation as a homicide and a rioter shot by a police officer. The 100 senators – split evenly between Republican and Democratic caucuses -- hearing the impeachment case against the single-term president are in a unique position: many of them were witnesses themselves to the chaos of January 6 as...
    WASHINGTON - The historic second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump starts Tuesday in the U.S. Senate, with Trump accused of inciting insurrection a month ago by urging his supporters to confront lawmakers at the U.S. Capitol as they were certifying that Democrat Joe Biden had defeated Trump in the 2020 election. The protest turned into mayhem, as about 800 supporters of Trump stormed past authorities into the Capitol, smashed doors and windows, ransacked some congressional offices and scuffled with police. Five people were left dead, including a Capitol Police officer whose death is under investigation as a homicide and a rioter shot by a police officer. The 100 senators – split evenly between Republican and Democratic caucuses -- hearing the impeachment case against the single-term president are in a unique position: many of them were witnesses themselves to the chaos of January 6 as they fled the Senate chamber...
    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...
    This Tuesday begins the historic second political trial against Donald Trump, who is accused of “inciting insurrection” for the violent events in the assault on the Capitol on January 6 that left at least five dead and dozens of arrests . Miami World / AP The process against Trump is scheduled to begin this Tuesday at 1 p.m. ET in the federal Senate. That day, the then president gave a speech urging his supporters to march towards the headquarters of Congress, given their unfounded allegations that there was a fraud in the November presidential election, which Joe Biden won. Both houses of the legislature were meeting to endorse the victory of Biden, who were forced to suspend the session for several hours, until the Trump supporters were evicted by the security forces, and the legislators were able to ratify the victory of the democrat in The elections. Senators will...
    WASHINGTON - The historic second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump starts Tuesday in the U.S. Senate, with Trump accused of inciting insurrection a month ago by urging his supporters to confront lawmakers at the U.S. Capitol as they were certifying that Democrat Joe Biden had defeated Trump in the 2020 election. The protest turned into mayhem, as about 800 supporters of Trump stormed past authorities into the Capitol, smashed doors and windows, ransacked some congressional offices and scuffled with police. Five people were left dead, including a Capitol Police officer whose death is under investigation as a homicide and a rioter shot by a police officer. The 100 senators — 50 Republicans and 50 Democrats — hearing the impeachment case against the single-term president are in a unique position: many of them were witnesses themselves to the chaos of January 6 as they fled the Senate chamber for their...
    In this image from video, the final vote total of 232-197 to impeachment President Donald Trump over the violent siege of the Capitol, after voting on the House floor Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Television via AP WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 13: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) signs an article of impeachment against President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol on January 13, 2021 in Washington, DC. The House of Representatives voted to impeach Trump for incitement of insurrection, following Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to use the 25th amendment to remove him from office for his role in the breach of the U.S. Capitol last week. Photo by Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images A television monitor in the White House Press Briefing Room displays a recorded address by U.S. President Donald Trump after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach...
    WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time, charged with "incitement of insurrection" over the deadly mob siege of the U.S. Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in office.With the Capitol secured by armed National Guard troops inside and out, the House voted 232-197 on Wednesday to impeach Trump. The proceedings moved at lightning speed, with lawmakers voting just one week after violent pro-Trump loyalists stormed the Capitol, egged on by the president's calls for them to "fight like hell" against the election results.Ten Republicans fled Trump, joining Democrats who said he needed to be held accountable and warned ominously of a "clear and present danger" if Congress should leave him unchecked before Democrat Joe Biden's inauguration Jan. 20.Trump is the only U.S. president to be twice impeached. It was the most bipartisan presidential impeachment in modern...
    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...
    By LISA MASCARO, MARY CLARE JALONICK, JONATHAN LEMIRE and ALAN FRAM WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time Wednesday, charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in office. With the Capitol secured by armed National Guard troops inside and out, the House voted 232-197 to impeach Trump. The proceedings moved at lightning speed, with lawmakers voting just one week after violent pro-Trump loyalists stormed the U.S. Capitol, egged on by the president’s calls for them to “fight like hell” against the election results. Ten Republicans fled Trump, joining Democrats who said he needed to be held accountable and warned ominously of a “clear and present danger” if Congress should leave him unchecked before Democrat Joe Biden’s inauguration Jan. 20. Trump is the only U.S....
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from the attack of the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): 4:30 p.m. President Donald Trump has become the first American president to be impeached twice, facing a strong bipartisan rebuke from the House exactly one week after a violent mob of his supporters invaded the U.S. Capitol. The House voted 232-197 to impeach Trump, with 10 Republicans joining with Democrats to charge him with incitement of insurrection. The extraordinary second impeachment, just days before Trump is to leave office, comes after the president encouraged his supporters to “fight like hell” against the election results in a speech near the White House. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will now send the article of impeachment to the Senate, though that timing is unclear. Actual removal seems unlikely before the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell...
    Bradley Cortright January 13, 2021 0 Comments The House is making history by voting to impeach a U.S. president for the second time. On Wednesday, lawmakers voted to impeach Trump on the charge of “incitement of insurrection” just one week after a mob of violent Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol.  In a stunning break from Trump, at least 10 Republicans voted to impeach him.  IMPEACHMENT LATEST• Vote happening now• 215+ House Democrats and at least 8 House Republicans support impeachment• 218 votes needed to impeachLive blog: https://t.co/uYvM2lSkm1Live coverage: https://t.co/ukmX3rVsZl pic.twitter.com/kSZ4hAWrWq— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 13, 2021 Lawmakers moved with an unusual sense of urgency after the violence in the Capitol. On Monday, House Democrats unveiled their impeachment resolution, which read, “President Trump gravely endangered the security of the United States and its institutions of Government.” “He threatened the integrity of the democratic system, interfered with the peaceful...
    (CNN)The fateful moment when the House of Representatives on Wednesday impeaches President Donald Trump for a second time will rank among the defining moments of America's story long after the citizens enduring these harrowing, tragic days are gone.A cascade of bewildering episodes -- starting with Trump's refusal to accept his election defeat and encompassing his incitement of a mob assault on Congress -- has shattered long-held assumptions of the unassailability of government by the people, for the people. Save for the fracturing of the union before the Civil War, this country's system of political checks and balances has never before been under the kind of strain imposed by an autocratic President desperate to cling to power.A sense of unfolding history is magnified by growing evidence that America is fighting for democracy itself in a struggle that will endure after Trump leaves office next week at the latest. New warnings of...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA/AP) – Rep. Ted Lieu was tapped Tuesday as one of the managers in what is expected to be the second impeachment trial of President Donald Trump in the U.S. House of Representatives. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made the announcement shortly after Vice President Mike Pence released an extraordinary letter in which he said he would not invoke the 25th Amendment, just hours before the House was set to vote on a resolution formally calling on him to do so. In a statement released in response to the deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol that left five people dead, Lieu (D-Torrance) said it was while he and another lawmaker were “sheltering in place, fearing what a mob incited by Trump would do next” that he decided on attempting a historic second impeachment of Trump. Already scheduled to leave office next week, Trump is on the verge of becoming...
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