Tag: Impeachment

McConnell Impeachment Rules Modify Clinton Precedent

WASHINGTON — For weeks, Senator Mitch McConnell sought to deflect charges that he was trying to stack the deck in favor of President Trump in his impeachment trial by repeating that he was merely replicating the Senate’s only modern precedent: the 1999 trial of President Bill Clinton. “What was good enough for President Clinton in […]

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President Trump impeachment trial: Timeline, what’s happened and what’s next

President Donald Trump is facing an impeachment trial in the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate this week after House Democrats say the president abused his power and obstructed Congress. This will be the third impeachment trial in American history. House leaders carried the articles of impeachment over to the Senate last week. The articles allege Trump abused […]

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McConnell Pushes to Speed Impeachment Trial as Trump Requests Swift Acquittal

WASHINGTON — Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, unveiled ground rules on Monday for President Trump’s impeachment trial that would attempt to speed the proceeding along and refuse to admit the evidence against the president unearthed by the House without a separate vote. Mr. McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, showed his hand hours after Mr. Trump’s […]

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Trial Memorandum of President Trump

Lawyers for President Trump filed the following memo on Monday, arguing that the articles of impeachment against him should be rejected and that he should be immediately acquitted: /*target embedded interactive markup that we don’t create ourselves*/ section[data-id=””] .interactive-header, /*shared-ui inline*/ section[data-id=””] .interactive-caption, /*oak editor iframe*/ section[data-id=””] header/*no classes*/ /*vi iframe*/ { box-sizing: border-box; display: […]

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McConnell Unveils Rules for Trump Impeachment Trial

WASHINGTON — Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, unveiled ground rules on Monday for President Trump’s impeachment trial that would attempt to speed the proceeding along and refuse to admit the evidence against the president unearthed by the House without a separate vote. Mr. McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, showed his hand hours after Mr. Trump’s […]

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‘Constitutional Nonsense’: Trump’s Impeachment Defense Defies Legal Consensus

WASHINGTON — As President Trump’s impeachment trial opens, his lawyers have increasingly emphasized a striking argument: Even if he did abuse his powers in an attempt to bully Ukraine into interfering in the 2020 election on his behalf, it would not matter because the House never accused him of committing an ordinary crime. Their argument […]

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Trump Legal Team Asks Senate for Speedy Acquittal in Impeachment Trial

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s legal team called on the Senate on Monday to “swiftly reject” the impeachment charges and acquit him, maintaining that he committed no impeachable offense and has been the victim of an illegitimate partisan effort to take him down. In a 110-page brief submitted to the Senate the day before his trial […]

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Trump Legal Team to Ask Senate for Speedy Acquittal in Impeachment Trial

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s legal team will call on the Senate on Monday to “swiftly reject” the impeachment charges and acquit him, maintaining that he committed no impeachable offense and has been the victim of an illegitimate partisan effort to take him down. In a lengthy brief to be submitted to the Senate the day […]

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Lawmakers Clash Over Shape of Impeachment Trial as Rules Vote Looms

WASHINGTON — Republicans and Democrats wrangled publicly on Sunday over the shape, scope and length of the Senate impeachment trial set to reconvene on Tuesday, clashing repeatedly over the time each side will have to present its case and whether additional witnesses should be called to testify. Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the Democratic […]

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Where Is Cory Gardner?

DENVER — They keep expecting to see Senator Cory Gardner everywhere — on the local Fox affiliates in Colorado, on Facebook, on literature crammed inside their mailboxes. They are voters who wear tasteful crepe blouses and carry structured Kate Spade totes, who like how their 401(k)’s are performing but say they could do without President […]

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Even C-SPAN Is Piqued: Senate Puts Limits on Trial Coverage

News coverage of President Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate began last week with a Republican senator calling a CNN reporter “a liberal hack” in the halls of Congress and laughing about it later that night during a Fox News interview. Things haven’t improved much since. Journalists are up in arms about new restrictions on […]

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Trump’s Defense Team Calls Impeachment Charges ‘Brazen’ as Democrats Make Legal Case

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s legal defense team strenuously denied on Saturday that he had committed impeachable acts, denouncing the charges against him as a “brazen and unlawful” attempt to cost him re-election as House Democrats laid out in meticulous detail their case that he should be removed from office. In the first legal filings for […]

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Starr Chamber: The Sequel

Can a woman be president of the United States? Hell, yes. I’ve covered the men who run the world my whole life. And there have been a lot of screw-ups, from Vietnam to Watergate to Afghanistan to Iraq to pushing the economy off a cliff. There has also been plenty of creepy behavior, culminating in […]

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Trump Adds 2 of Jeffrey Epstein’s Friends to His Impeachment Defense Team

Professor Alan Dershowitz listens to U.S. President Donald Trump speak during a Hanukkah Reception in the East Room of the White House on December 11, 2019 in Washington, DC.Photo: Mark Wilson (Getty Images) In what can only be called clown shit, President Trump will enter his Senate impeachment trial with former Bill Clinton special prosecutors […]

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It’s a Topsy-Turvy World. Can We Make Some Money From That?

You might not have noticed, but financial markets have gone kind of nuts. They don’t seem to be following the old rules that governed stocks and other investments in the past. Generally, bad news drove stocks down. Small investors like me (and they don’t get much smaller) would get nervous whenever confidence-rattling news like a […]

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Kamala Harris Goes Into Prosecutor Mode As Trump’s Impeachment Trial Begins

Source: OLIVIER DOULIERY / Getty As fate would have it, the same prosecutorial past that arguably contributed to the untimely demise of Kamala Harris‘ presidential campaign has emerged one of the strongest forces at play as the historic impeachment trial against President Donald Trump officially began on Thursday. MORE: Kamala Harris Vice President Rumors Heat […]

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In McGahn Case, an Epic Constitutional Showdown

WASHINGTON — “Has there ever been,” the judge asked, “an instance of such broad-scale defiance of a congressional request for information in the history of the Republic?” It was the first Friday of the new year, and an appeals court was considering whether President Trump could order his advisers to refuse to comply with congressional […]

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