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McCarthy Is Ready to Wipe Trump's Record Clean

GOP House speaker says he supports conservative effort to expunge former president's 2 impeachments

(Newser) - Former President Donald Trump was the first US president to have two impeachments under his belt, and he might become the first one to have two impeachments wiped from his history—at least, that's the hope of some conservatives who are pushing to make sure that happens. GOP House...

McCarthy: I'm Open to Trump Expungements

New speaker says it's not a priority, but he'd consider clearing impeachment record

(Newser) - House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, who once said Donald Trump "bears responsibility" for the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, said Thursday he'd consider pursuing expungement of impeachment from the former president's record. Republican House members have introduced resolutions in the past calling for expungement—before the party...

This House Race Winner Is in Rare Company

Rep. David Valadao is one of only two Republicans who voted to impeach who will be returning

(Newser) - Another close House race got called Monday night by the AP , and this one has some notable implications. Rep. David Valadao defeated Democrat Rudy Salas in California, making him only the second GOP House member who voted to impeach former President Trump to win reelection, notes the New York Times ...

Pelosi's Lectern Is Back on the Job
Rioter Who Grabbed
Pelosi's Lectern Is 'Ashamed'

Rioter Who Grabbed Pelosi's Lectern Is 'Ashamed'

Adam Johnson sentenced to 75 days over the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol

(Newser) - Updated: A Capitol rioter photographed with Nancy Pelosi's lectern is going to prison, though not for long. A federal judge on Friday sentenced Adam Johnson of Florida to 75 days in prison, plus a $5,000 fine for his role in the Jan. 6 events, reports NBC News . Johnson...

Alexander Vindman Sues Over Alleged Retaliation

Files suit against Donald Trump Jr., Rudy Giuliani, Dan Scavino, Julia Hahn

(Newser) - Retired Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman is citing the 1871 Ku Klux Klan Act in a lawsuit he filed against Donald Trump Jr., Rudy Giuliani, and two former White House officials in connection with then-President Donald Trump's 2019 impeachment. Vindman alleges the two men, along with former White House Deputy...

House Republican Who Voted to Impeach Trump Bows Out

US Rep. Anthony Gonzalez won't run for re-election

(Newser) - One of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Trump for his role in inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol announced Thursday night he will not seek reelection in Ohio next year, the AP reports. Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, a former NFL player with a once-bright...

Cheney's Anti-Trump Vote Isn't Hurting Her Fundraising

She and other GOP lawmakers who voted for impeachment did well in first quarter

(Newser) - Republicans who voted to impeach former President Trump seem to be having no trouble raising campaign funds. Second-quarter donations to the 10 House members who bucked their party after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot have them all outpacing their challengers and "flush with cash," per the Hill reports....

Apple Had to Hand Over Data on Sitting White House Counsel

In 2018, Justice Department issued subpoena for data of Donald McGahn

(Newser) - Apple recently revealed that then-President Trump’s Department of Justice had come to them with subpoenas for data on congressional Democrats. Now the company has revealed that it turned over data for Trump’s own White House counsel, too. The company told Donald McGahn and his wife that it...

Suit: Pompeo Vowed to Pay Legal Fees. Then 'Everything Changed'

Trump impeachment witness Gordon Sondland sues ex-secretary of state, US for $1.8M

(Newser) - He was a standout witness in the first Trump impeachment trial. Now, Gordon Sondland is once again making headlines, thanks to a lawsuit he's filed over his testimony in the 2019 proceedings. The former US ambassador to the European Union is suing ex-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, as well...

Poll: Most in GOP Would Back Trump
Poll: Most
in GOP Would
Back Trump

Poll: Most in GOP Would Back Trump

Support for 2024 run rebounds after Senate acquittal

(Newser) - Donald Trump has left the White House—and public view, for the most part—but indications are his base of support is not going anywhere. A poll conducted as his Senate impeachment trial ended in acquittal has found that 54% of Republican voters would back Trump in a 2024 presidential...

Romney Called 'Deep State' Agent in Censure Motion
Romney Called 'Deep State'
Agent in Censure Motion
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Romney Called 'Deep State' Agent in Censure Motion

However, GOP leaders in Utah come to his defense

(Newser) - To get a sense of the debate now underway within the GOP, look no further than Utah. Some state Republicans are circulating a motion online calling for Mitt Romney to be censured for voting to convict former President Trump in his second impeachment trial . At the same time, however, party...

Trump Is Now Facing a Lawsuit Over the Capitol Attack

Rep. Bennie Thompson and NAACP's suit also names Rudy Giuliani, white supremacist groups

(Newser) - He was acquitted in his impeachment trial, but Donald Trump now faces threats from the courts in regard to the Capitol riot. On Tuesday, the first such threat from a member of Congress emerged in the form of a lawsuit by Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, reports Politico . The...

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...

Sen. Ron Johnson: That Was No 'Armed Insurrection'
Sen. Ron Johnson: Riot
Was Not an 'Insurrection'
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Sen. Ron Johnson: Riot Was Not an 'Insurrection'

'This didn’t seem like an armed insurrection to me,' says Wisconsin senator

(Newser) - Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson is striking a new theme about the Jan. 6 Capitol riot : It was bad, but nowhere near as bad as Democrats say. The staunch Trump supporter accused Democrats of presenting "highly selectively edited" videos during the impeachment trial to exaggerate the threat, reports the Hill...

GOP Lawmaker Got a Letter From Family After Ditching Trump

'I wanted Adam to be shunned,' cousin Karen Otto says

(Newser) - Rep. Adam Kinzinger, who voted to impeach then-President Trump and warned his fellow Republicans that it's "time to choose," may be risking his career by standing up for what he believes, the New York Times reports in an extensive piece on the lawmaker. Kinzinger, who was censured...

So Now What for Trump?
Could Trump Win Again?
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Could Trump Win Again?

'Wall Street Journal' editorial page says no, but not everybody is counting him out

(Newser) - Impeachment acquittal No. 2 is in the books , and former President Trump says his movement has just begun to fight. But what does that mean in practical terms for Trump himself? A look at some of the opinions in circulation:
  • The conservative editorial page of the Wall Street Journal thinks

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...

Lindsey Graham: We Could Impeach Kamala Harris in 2022

Senator also reveals Trump's thoughts on acquittal

(Newser) - Lindsey Graham gave a wide-ranging interview on Fox News Sunday all about the impeachment trial, a day after it ended in acquittal for former President Trump. Some of the topics the South Carolina senator touched on:
  • Trump's reaction to the verdict: Trump "was grateful to his lawyers" and

Republicans Back Home Don't Take 7 Votes Well

Louisiana GOP censures Cassidy

(Newser) - Republican senators who voted to convict former President Trump in his impeachment trial are hearing about it from party officials back home. Sen. Bill Cassidy was promptly censured by Louisiana party leaders, the Hill reports. The state party condemned Cassidy's vote in a tweet , adding, "Fortunately, clearer heads...

McConnell Condemns Trump, but Not Until After the Vote
McConnell Rips Trump, While
Pelosi Blames 'Cowardly' GOP
impeachment trial

McConnell Rips Trump, While Pelosi Blames 'Cowardly' GOP

Minority leader says former president could still be held accountable in the courts

(Newser) - Minority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered a stinging indictment of former President Trump from the Senate floor on Saturday, but not until minutes after the impeachment trial ended in acquittal . Trump was charged with inciting an insurrection in connection with the attack on the US Capitol on Jan. 6. "Former...

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