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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...

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

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...

Trump 'Sent Them There,' Says Lawmaker of Rioters
'I'm Afraid
He's Going
to Run Again
and Lose'
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'I'm Afraid He's Going to Run Again and Lose'

Impeachment managers rest their case

(Newser) - The House impeachment managers wrapped up their case against former President Trump on Thursday, arguing that rioters who descended on the Capitol did so because they were obeying the president. One repeated sentiment from the day is expressed in this quote from Rep. Joe Neguse: “We humbly, humbly ask...

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...

GOP Senators Say Shocking Video Won't Change Their Minds

'The result is preordained,' Cruz says

(Newser) - After a second day of searing evidence in former President Trump's second impeachment trial—including previously unseen video footage showing how narrowly some lawmakers escaped the mob—most Republican lawmakers still seemed unwilling to vote to convict. GOP senators including Ted Cruz said that while the scenes of violence...

Impeachment Manager: Trump Said Word 'Peaceful' Just Once

But said 'fight' or 'fighting' 20 times in Jan. 6 speech, per Rep. Madeline Dean

(Newser) - After setting out their case against Donald Trump for inciting supporters in the months before the Capitol attack, House impeachment managers turned to the day of the attack itself. Impeachment manager Rep. Madeline Dean choked up as she recounted the terror of when rioters started banging on the House chamber...

Impeachment Manager Warns 'Graphic' Footage Will Be Shown

'It's a moment of truth for America,' Rep. Jamie Raskin says

(Newser) - After Tuesday's 56-44 vote to proceed , Donald Trump's Senate trial resumed Wednesday, with House impeachment managers setting out their case against the former president. Lead impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin warned that "graphic and disturbing" footage of Capitol violence would be shown, the Washington Post reports. "...

Trump Wasn't Pleased With His 'Rambling' Lawyers: Report

Senate Republicans say House impeachment managers presented their case more effectively

(Newser) - After the first day of Donald Trump's second impeachment trial, his lawyers are getting bad reviews from Republicans—and the former president himself, according to Politico . Sources say Trump, who spent the day at Mar-a-Lago watching the Senate trial, was not impressed by the dry, technical arguments made by...

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...

Collins Confirms She Will Vote to Acquit Trump

Mitt Romney is only remaining GOP question mark

(Newser) - It is still technically possible for President Trump to be convicted and removed from office Wednesday—but bookies are giving better odds on Elvis Presley being found alive. Acquittal by a vote along party lines is widely expected when the Senate votes at 4pm, though there is still a "...

Pelosi Says McConnell Humiliated Roberts

After witness vote, speaker says seeing chief justice preside made it 'a sad day for America'

(Newser) - The Senate vote Friday against permitting more testimony or documents in the impeachment trial did more than put President Trump on the fast track to acquittal, Nancy Pelosi says; it forced John Roberts into a bad place. "It is a sad day for America to see Senator McConnell humiliate...

Dems Look to Counter GOP's Quick Vote to Acquit

Republicans could move to end impeachment trial as early as Friday

(Newser) - Senate Republicans are considering holding a vote to acquit President Trump in his impeachment trial as soon as Friday, and Democrats are plotting their response. If the Senate votes against bringing in documents or witnesses, the rules would allow Democrats to offer new motions, Politico reports. The Republican majority could...

McConnell Lays Out Plan for Trump's Trial

Each side will have 24 hours to make opening arguments

(Newser) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to seek a speedy impeachment trial of President Trump. In a Senate resolution released Monday evening, the AP reports, McConnell detailed the structure for the trial's opening phase, with votes on witnesses deferred until next week. The resolution would permit Trump's lawyers...

Biden Says He Won't Comply With Senate Subpoena

Candidate argues his testimony would just be a diversion that the news media would fall for

(Newser) - "The grounds for them to call me would be overwhelmingly specious," Joe Biden said in detailing why he wouldn't honor a Senate subpoena to testify in President Trump's impeachment trial. Summoning him would just be a diversion, Biden told the Des Moines Register editorial board Friday....

Impeachment Trial Could Be Bad News for 6 Democrats

Senators will have to stay in DC for the duration

(Newser) - With an impeachment trial for President Trump in the Senate is looking more likely every day, the good news for the six Democratic senators running for president is that they will be on TV every day during a trial. The bad news is, they won't be allowed to speak....

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