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'Overwhelming Evidence' That Cuomo Harassed

Investigators combed through thousands of pages of evidence

(Newser) - There’s "overwhelming evidence" that former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo engaged in sexual harassment. The impeachment investigation also found that Cuomo used state employees to work on his memoir and "was not fully transparent regarding the number of nursing home residents who died as a result of...

SD House Launches an 'Unprecedented' Probe Into AG

No state official there has been impeached; that may change with Jason Ravnsborg case

(Newser) - South Dakota's House launched an investigation Tuesday into whether the state's attorney general should be impeached for his conduct surrounding a car crash last year that killed a pedestrian. A sizable majority of the Republican-dominated House voted to have a committee prepare a report and recommend whether Attorney...

McConnell: 'There Isn't Going to Be an Impeachment'

'The way these behaviors get adjusted in this country is at the ballot box'

(Newser) - Some Republicans are calling for President Biden to be impeached over his handling of the withdrawal from Afghanistan—but Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says it's not going to happen. For starters, he noted at an event in Kentucky on Wednesday, Republicans do not control Congress. "The president...

State Lawmakers Stop Cuomo Impeachment Investigation

Assembly's lawyers say only someone still in office can be removed

(Newser) - The New York state Assembly will suspend its impeachment investigation into Gov. Andrew Cuomo once he steps down, the chamber's top Democrat said Friday. Cuomo announced his resignation on Tuesday over sexual harassment allegations, after he faced increasing pressure to resign or risk being ousted by the Democratic-controlled Legislature...

Pedestrian's Glasses Found in State AG's Car After Fatal Crash

Jason Ravnsborg now facing possible impeachment in South Dakota

(Newser) - "His face was in your windshield, Jason." That was among the commentary that South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg had to contend with during two interviews with law enforcement days after the Sept. 12 crash in which he struck and killed a pedestrian. Gov. Kristi Noem released videos...

McConnell Defends His Vote to Acquit
McConnell: Trump's
Behavior 'Unconscionable' 

McConnell: Trump's Behavior 'Unconscionable'

But minority leader defends his vote to acquit former president

(Newser) - So much for Sen. Ron Johnson's hope that Mitch McConnell would "zip his lips" on former President Trump . The Senate minority leader has penned a Wall Street Journal op-ed accusing Trump of inciting insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6 while also defending his vote to acquit the...

Vandals Go After Home of Trump Impeachment Lawyer

Driveway of Michael van der Veen's Philly residence spray-painted with the word 'TRAITOR'

(Newser) - Former President Trump's impeachment trial is over , but not for one of his defense attorneys, who says he's been the target of harassment, intimidation, and vandalism since taking on Trump as a client. "My home was attacked," van der Veen said Saturday, per a pool report...

Report: Trump-McCarthy Call Showed Reticence on Rioters

GOP lawmakers detail 'shouting match' between ex-president, Kevin McCarthy during Capitol attack

(Newser) - "Tomorrow just got a lot more interesting." That was Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse's take Friday night about former President Trump's impeachment trial on Saturday, which will be continuing in the wake of a new report of a Jan. 6 interaction between Trump and House Minority Leader...

Trump's Team to Take Single Day for Impeachment Defense

As House managers rest their case, acquittal seems likely

(Newser) - Former President Trump's second impeachment trial appears destined to end the same way his first did: with an acquittal. House managers rested their case Thursday, day No. 3 of trial No. 2, and the New York Times reports most Republican senators appeared to remain unconvinced. The paper deems it...

Biden: 'Minds May Be Changed' at Trump Trial

House impeachment managers begin their final day of arguments against Trump

(Newser) - The House impeachment managers making the case against former President Trump have begun wrapping up their final arguments Thursday. The general consensus in coverage is that Wednesday's presentation of videos and photos of the Jan. 6 riot, while compelling, hasn't changed the minds of enough Republican senators to...

Unseen Riot Footage to Air at Senate Impeachment Trial

House impeachment managers to make their case

(Newser) - Donald Trump's second impeachment trial was declared constitutional in a 56-44 vote on Tuesday, and so now the trial proceeds. The part that comes next, beginning at 12pm ET Wednesday: Each side gets up to 16 hours for opening arguments, with House impeachment managers up first. They plan to...

Big Lines From Trump Trial's Opening Debate
Big Lines From Day 1
of Impeachment Trial

Big Lines From Day 1 of Impeachment Trial

'This cannot be the future of America'

(Newser) - Donald Trump's second impeachment trial in the Senate started with graphic footage of the Jan. 6 Capitol attack before arguments on the constitutionality of the trial began. Trump's lawyers argue that it is unconstitutional to put a former president on trial, while the House impeachment managers say there...

Senate Votes That Trump Trial Is Constitutional

6 Republicans sided with Democrats in 56-44 vote

(Newser) - A day of debate on whether it is constitutional to put a former president on trial in the Senate succeeded in changing the mind of one senator. Donald Trump's second impeachment trial was declared constitutional in a 56-44 vote, with six Republican senators voting with the chamber's 50...

As Trial Begins, Democrats Show New Video of Riot

'If that’s not an impeachable offense, then there's no such thing'

(Newser) - Donald Trump's second impeachment trial kicked off in the Senate Tuesday—and while the day's main focus is to be technical arguments about the constitutionality of the trial, House impeachment managers started out with a 13-minute video of the Capitol attack. The dramatic footage from less than five...

McConnell, Schumer Reach 'Eminently Fair' Deal on Trump Trial

Vote on conviction could happen early next week

(Newser) - The stage is set for Donald Trump's second impeachment trial. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell have reached a deal on the timing and structure of the former president's trial, which begins Tuesday, the Washington Post reports. A bipartisan resolution, which can be...

Trump Attorneys Dismiss Trial as 'Political Theater'
Trump Lawyers: Impeachment
Trial Isn't About Justice
the rundown

Trump Lawyers: Impeachment Trial Isn't About Justice

It's merely to allow Democrats to score political points, they argue in new brief

(Newser) - Former President Trump's second impeachment trial begins Tuesday, and his legal team elaborated on its strategy in a newly filed brief. Details:
  • "The Article of Impeachment presented by the House is unconstitutional for a variety of reasons, any of which alone would be grounds for immediate dismissal,"

Trump Heads to Gab for Social Media Vent

Former president posted on Friday about upcoming impeachment hearing

(Newser) - Jared Kushner may have tried his best to keep his father-in-law off of social media, but where there's a will, there's always a platform. Since 2016, Donald Trump has had a rarely used account on Gab, a site favored by far-right users, but he hadn't posted since...

Impeachment Managers Ask Trump to Testify Under Oath

Rep. Jamie Raskin makes the official request in letter to former president's lawyers

(Newser) - House impeachment managers want former President Trump to make his case under oath. One of the managers, Rep. James Raskin, sent a letter to Trump's legal team Thursday requesting that Trump testify either before or during the trial, which begins on Tuesday, reports the Hill . There was no immediate...

House Democrats Outline Their Case Against Trump

Legal brief: 'If provoking an insurrectionary riot' isn't impeachable, what is?

(Newser) - The formalities have begun ahead of former President Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate next week. On Monday, House impeachment managers outlined their case in a legal brief, reports the Hill , the Washington Post , Forbes , and the AP . Excerpts from the brief and other details from those sources:
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Donald Trump Announces New Impeachment Defense Team

2 new top lawyers after last team unraveled

(Newser) - After former President Trump's impeachment defense team unraveled over the weekend , Trump quickly named a new one. Defense attorneys David Schoen, who frequently appears as a legal commentator on TV, and Bruce Castor, the former DA who declined to charge Bill Cosby back in 2005, will be representing Trump...

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