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Fidget Spinners Given to GOP Senators During Trump Trial

Schiff makes plea to GOP senators

(Newser) - The third day of President Trump's impeachment trial ended with lead impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff making an emotional plea to Senate Republicans. The Democrat warned that the president will continue to put his own interests first if he is allowed to remain in office, the Hill reports. "... More »

Democrats Reject Idea of 'Witness Swap' for Bolton

'We're not going to turn it into a farce,' Biden says

(Newser) - Lead House impeachment manager Adam Schiff said during the second day of President Trump's impeachment trial that former White House national security adviser John Bolton should be heard from—but he and other Democrats poured cold water on the idea of a "witness swap" in which Hunter Biden... More »

Impeachment Day 1 Includes Scolding From Roberts

Oral arguments set to begin later Wednesday

(Newser) - The Senate approved the rules for President Trump's impeachment trial along party lines early Wednesday, setting the stage for oral arguments that could begin later in the day. After a long, tense hearing, the resolution to approve Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's trial plan passed by 53 votes... More »

In Davos Speech, Trump Rejects 'Prophets of Doom'

President decries climate 'alarmists'

(Newser) - President Trump addressed the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday and said "predictions of apocalypse" from "prophets of doom" should be rejected, reports the BBC . Trump spent most of his speech touting the US economy, but he briefly took aim at climate activists. "These alarmists always... More »

Senate Republicans Won't Dismiss Trump Charges

The votes aren't there, GOP leaders say

(Newser) - Senior Senate Republicans are still trying to settle on the format of President Trump's impeachment trial—but they have made it clear that there will be a trial, despite the president's call to dismiss the charges. Trump tweeted Sunday that a trial instead of "outright dismissal" gives... More »

GOP Senator Is 'Disturbed' by Leader's Trump Trial Remarks

Murkowski says she will be impartial juror

(Newser) - Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski thinks the process that led to the impeachment of President Trump was rushed and flawed—but she also has serious concerns about how his trial in the Senate will be conducted. The Alaskan senator tells KTUU that she was "disturbed" by Senate Majority Leader Mitch... More »

House Democrats Say Trump Could Be Impeached Again

Lawyers are still seeking Don McGahn testimony

(Newser) - President Trump, the third president in American history to be impeached, could be the first to be impeached twice. House Democrats said in a court filing Monday that new articles of impeachment could be introduced if new evidence shows that Trump tried to obstruct the Russia investigation, Politico reports. The... More »

Trump Lawyers Wonder If He Has Really Been Impeached

They argue it hasn't been formalized yet

(Newser) - After voting to impeach President Trump on Wednesday, the House went into recess Thursday, leaving the process in limbo until Jan. 7—and giving constitutional experts plenty of time to argue the finer points. Bloomberg reports that lawyers close to the president are looking at whether Trump hasn't really... More »

Trump Gives 2nd-Longest Speech of His Presidency

He was speaking at Michigan rally during impeachment vote

(Newser) - President Trump was on stage at a rally in Battle Creek, Michigan, Wednesday night as he became the third president in American history to be impeached . He kept talking for two hours and one minute, making the second-longest speech of his presidency. Trump slammed the impeachment efforts as "illegal"... More »

Pelosi Threatens to Delay Trump Trial

She wants to see a 'fair process' in the Senate

(Newser) - After Bill Clinton was impeached by the House on Dec. 19, 1998, his trial in the Senate began 19 days later. Andrew Johnson's Senate trial started 10 days after he was impeached in 1868. With President Trump, the gap will be longer—possibly a lot longer. In what Politico... More »

Here's When the Impeachment Vote Should Happen

And everything else you need to know

(Newser) - Unless dozens of Democrats have a radical change of heart , President Trump will finish Wednesday as the third president in American history to be impeached. After a 10-hour debate Tuesday, the House Rules Committee set parameters for a debate on the two articles of impeachment Wednesday, clearing the way for... More »

Centrist Democrats Ready to Impeach Trump

Party has fewer defectors than expected

(Newser) - A House vote to impeach President Trump is expected Wednesday—and few lawmakers on either side appear to be wavering, despite the high-profile defection of soon-to-be-former Democratic Rep. Jeff Van Drew. A succession of centrist Democrats from Republican-leaning districts declared their support for impeachment Monday, including freshman Rep. Abigail Spanberger,... More »

Republicans Slam Abrupt Delay of Impeachment Vote

Nadler unexpectedly called recess until Friday

(Newser) - After a marathon 14-hour debate on articles of impeachment against President Trump Thursday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler surprised Republicans by abruptly calling a recess. The Democrat said a vote on the articles of impeachment will now take place after the committee reconvenes at 10am Friday, the Hill... More »

Judiciary Chairman: Facts Against Trump 'Overwhelming'

House panel on Wednesday began 2-day hearing on articles of impeachment

(Newser) - The final phase of the impeachment process before a House vote kicked off Wednesday evening, marking the first day of a two-day House Judiciary Committee hearing. In a hearing that Politico describes as a "four-hour partisan slugfest," Democrats and Republicans on the 41-member panel delivered blistering opening statements... More »

Democrats Settle on 2 Charges Against Trump

Abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, according to multiple reports

(Newser) - House Democrats are on course to impeach President Trump by Christmas, with a big announcement expected Tuesday morning. Sources tell the New York Times that the House Judiciary Committee worked through the night Monday to prepare articles of impeachment to be unveiled at a 9am news conference by Nancy Pelosi... More »

Schiff: Investigation 'Isn't Going to End'

But the evidence is already 'overwhelming'

(Newser) - The House Intelligence Committee may turn over the impeachment process to the House Judiciary Committee soon—but Rep. Adam Schiff says the investigation of President Trump isn't over. The Intelligence committee chairman told CNN on Sunday that the panel is going to move forward with compiling its report, although... More »

Rapper Plays Key Role in Sondland's Testimony

Mention of ASAP Rocky jogs the ambassador's memory

(Newser) - Gordon Sondland has retrieved lost memories yet again—this time thanks to a rapper whose work includes songs like "Wassup" and "Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2," Slate reports. Testifying Wednesday on Capitol Hill, the US ambassador to the European Union mentioned a July 26 phone call he... More »

Takeaways From First Day of Impeachment Hearings

Surprises can still happen

(Newser) - Wednesday was the first day of the public phase of the President Trump impeachment inquiry, with William Taylor, the top US diplomat in Ukraine, and George Kent, a senior State Department official, testifying before the House Intelligence Committee. The next hearing will be Friday, when US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie... More »

Battle Lines Drawn Ahead of Public Impeachment Hearings

First witnesses will testify Wednesday

(Newser) - The first public presidential impeachment hearings this century begin at 10am Wednesday—and the White House is preparing for battle. President Trump has engagements including a Wednesday meeting with Turkey's President Reccep Tayyip Erdogan that will keep him from live-tweeting the House Intelligence Committee proceedings, but his campaign plans... More »

Trump: Naming Whistleblower Would Be 'Public Service'

'You know who it is,' he tells reporters

(Newser) - President Trump is fond of attacking the press—but on Sunday, he asked the media to do something for him. The president, speaking to reporters outside the White House, urged them to name the whistleblower who reported his "perfecto" phone call with Ukraine's president, leading to the impeachment... More »

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