Trump impeachment

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Senate Dems: Here's How We Want the Senate Trial to Proceed

They want Bolton, Mulvaney to testify

(Newser) - Senate Democrats are proposing a weekslong Senate impeachment trial seeking testimony from four new witnesses including John Bolton and Mick Mulvaney over President Donald Trump's actions toward Ukraine, according to a detailed outlined released Sunday, the AP reports. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York proposed the structure for... More »

Scuffles Break Out When Trump Backers Hit Town Hall

'Liar! Liar!' they shouted at Rep. Adam Schiff

(Newser) - An event honoring recognition of the Armenian Genocide got ugly Saturday when pro-Trump protesters clashed with Armenian Americans, the Desert Sun reports. Things turned when Rep. Adam Schiff—a key player in the Democrats' attempt to impeach President Trump—began speaking at the Glendale, Calif., town hall about Congress' long... More »

Graham Won't Waste Time Pretending to Be a 'Fair Juror'

Senator wants a quick trial and acquittal of Trump

(Newser) - Lindsey Graham is ready to get the Senate's impeachment trial over with and vote. President Trump can call witnesses and present all the evidence he wants, but "I don't think that's good for the country," the South Carolina senator said Sunday on Face the Nation.... More »

Democratic Impeachment Rebel Switching Parties

Jeff Van Drew is expected to become a Republican, hold campaign event with Trump

(Newser) - Nancy Pelosi's caucus is looking to get a little smaller over Democrats' march toward impeachment: New Jersey Democrat Jeff Van Drew, an outspoken critic of the impeachment of President Trump, is looking to cross the aisle and join the Republican party. "It was supposed to be bipartisan, it... More »

White House Changes Trump Phone-Call Rules

Now fewer people will be allowed to listen in

(Newser) - President Trump's phone calls with foreign leaders just got a little more private, CNN reports. According to White House officials, the approved-listener list has fallen to a handful of top administration officials appointed by Trump. Seems national security adviser Robert O'Brien gets to approve the list and listen... More »

Trump: Republicans Will Remember This Moment

Someday, a Democrat will be in the White House, says the president

(Newser) - President Trump warned Democrats on Friday that they're making a mockery of the impeachment process and will come to regret it. "Someday there will be a Democrat president and there will be a Republican House, and I suspect they're going to remember it," Trump told reporters... More »

Big Step Is Taken in Trump Impeachment

Judiciary panel advances it, and a full vote in the House comes next

(Newser) - The full House is now poised to vote on the impeachment of President Trump. That's the next step after the Judiciary Committee approved two articles of impeachment Friday morning with party-line votes of 23-17. The full House is likely to impeach Trump along (mostly) party lines next week, but... 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 »

Democrats Expect Defections as Hearings Resume

By some estimates, half a dozen will buck the party when the full House votes on impeachment

(Newser) - The House Judiciary Committee has reconvened to consider articles of impeachment, with the panel expected to vote on and approve them later in the day. President Trump, meanwhile, unleashed a flurry of morning tweets criticizing the process, reports the Hill , many of them featuring videos of Republicans defending him . Related:... 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 »

Supermarket Grabs Odd Impeachment Spotlight

GOP attorney uses reusable tote for a briefcase, and the chain capitalizes

(Newser) - Monday's impeachment hearing was serious business. Mostly. There was also the oddity of Republican attorney Steve Castor arriving at the proceeding with all his material tucked into a reusable supermarket bag instead of a briefcase. As Time points, lots of people on the internet noticed . So, too, did the... More »

Democrats Make Their Historic Move on Trump

They unveil 2 articles of impeachment

(Newser) - Tuesday brought another historic milestone in the impeachment process against President Trump. Nancy Pelosi and Democratic leaders unveiled two articles of impeachment against the president—abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, reports the Hill . Trump, meanwhile, lashed out in a morning tweet. "To Impeach a President who has... 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 »

'Clear and Present Danger': Impeachment Testimony

Judiciary panel resumes hearings as a vote looms this week

(Newser) - The House Judiciary Committee resumed its impeachment proceedings Monday, with each party laying out familiar narratives. For example, Democratic staff investigator Daniel Goldman said President Trump's "persistent and continuing effort to coerce a foreign country to help him cheat to win an election is a clear and present... More »

Trump Unloads on Fox News

He accuses them of pandering to Democrats

(Newser) - Looks like President Trump flicked on the TV, put his feet up, and—"Pathetic!" he tweeted Sunday after seeing Rep. Eric Swalwell and other Democrats appear on Fox News, per USA Today . "Don't get why @FoxNews puts losers on like @RepSwalwell (who got ZERO as presidential... More »

House Dems Issue Report on 'the Gravest Dangers'

Democrats zero in on their target: President Trump

(Newser) - Previewing potential articles of impeachment, the House Democrats on Saturday issued a lengthy report drawing on the Founding Fathers to lay out the legal argument over the case against President Trump's actions toward Ukraine, the AP reports. The House Judiciary Committee findings don't make formal charges against Trump,... More »

Trump: EPA's Looking Into Toilets That Need Repeat Flushes

What also has apparently gone down the toilet: chance WH lawyers show at impeachment hearing

(Newser) - The White House has RSVP'd, sort of, to an invite to send lawyers to the next impeachment hearing before the House Judiciary Committee. "House Democrats have wasted enough of America's time with this charade," White House counsel Pat Cipollone wrote Friday in a note to committee... More »

Democrats Can't Convince One of Their Own on Impeachment

Jeff Van Drew says he's still open to new evidence

(Newser) - "I'll look at new information that's presented," Rep. Jeff Van Drew said. "I'll always have an open mind. But where I am now is where I was before." Where he is now and was before is against impeachment, the Hill reports. Fellow Democrats... More »

Trump Mocks Pelosi's 'Nervous Fit' With Reporter

House speakers insists she does not 'hate' the president

(Newser) - Thursday morning, President Trump challenged House Democrats to impeach him quickly so he could be cleared in the Senate. Soon after, Nancy Pelosi obliged by shifting the proceedings into an important new phase—the House will begin drafting articles of impeachment. Trump responded by saying Democrats want to "impeach... More »

Trump Has New Explanation for Ukraine Request

He says he didn't ask Zelensky to do him a favor

(Newser) - President Trump has, somewhat belatedly, offered a new explanation for his language in the July 25 phone call with Ukraine's president that may lead to his impeachment. The president, accused of abusing his office by asking a foreign leader to investigate a political rival, now says that when he... More »

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