Tag: Impeachment

‘I Answered the Call of My President’: Rioters Say Trump Urged Them On

In the two weeks since a raging mob stormed the Capitol, President Trump has shown no sign that he believes he shares responsibility for the worst incursion on the halls of Congress in more than two centuries. Shielding him further, his loyalists have started shifting blame for the attack to an array of distracting bogeymen: […]

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Lindsey Graham Got Dragged For Demanding Calm From Democrats After Months Of Pushing Election Fraud Lies

Like most Republicans, Lindsey Graham was once a Donald Trump skeptic, warning of the damage he may do to his party. And like most Republicans, he had one of his unpredictable changes of heart. The South Carolina senator has had the outgoing president’s back for the entirety of his administration, including the last two months, […]

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Rudy Giuliani Is Apparently Going To Represent Trump At His Second Impeachment Trial And Some Think It Will Be The Final Nail In His Political Coffin

Donald Trump’s days as president are, quite literally, numbered. On Wednesday at noon Joe Biden will be sworn in as the next president, as is laid out in the constitution after Biden won the 2020 election. There’s already been considerable reporting about how Trump will leave the White House ahead of Biden’s inauguration, but what […]

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Kevin McCarthy Finds That Charm Has Its Limits

LOS ANGELES — Here is the important thing to understand about Kevin McCarthy: He has risen from college dropout to the highest rungs of political leadership by being the guy everyone liked. You can’t have too many friends, he likes to say. He was the guy with the pool table in the house he shared […]

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In Home District, McCarthy Faces Some Backlash From the Right

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — As Congress prepared to vote on impeachment for a second time, David Bynum reached out to his former boss — Representative Kevin McCarthy of California, the Republican leader in the House. Mr. Bynum, 38, was a college intern for Mr. McCarthy more than 16 years ago, when Mr. McCarthy was a rising […]

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Banner Headlines for Tumultuous Times

Every once in a while, a news headline calls out for big, bold font. This winter, those headlines kept coming. The news since Election Day has been dominated by the chaos of the presidential transition and the persistence of a devastating pandemic. There were vaccine rollouts, economic crises, political battles, evictions, reckonings with racism, and […]

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A First for an American President, and a First for Donald Trump

Experts in the Trump canon have struggled to summon an analogy for his present conditions, when his words or deeds had caused things he cared about to be taken from him. “Ivana during that first divorce kind of got back at him a bit,” Ms. Blair recalled of the amply chronicled dissolution of his first […]

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Pelosi Holds Back Impeachment Article as House Builds Case

Their case was as simple as it was extraordinary, and in a bizarre constitutional twist, they were wrestling with how to present it when both the prosecutors and the jury were witnesses and victims of the offense. How a trial might work was proving to be just as complicated. When the Senate last met as […]

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The View From a Republican Who Voted to Impeach

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An Impeachment Trial Will Be Good Practice for Actual Oversight

This is the sort of task Congress likes to believe it is good at, but what it actually tends to be good at in the modern era is asking rambling and disjointed questions at televised hearings that go nowhere. That institutional weakness, a recent book argues, is the inevitable result of Congress spending years disinvesting […]

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After Second Impeachment, Giuliani Vows to Support Trump

WASHINGTON — When Rudolph W. Giuliani was treating his efforts to carry out President Trump’s wishes to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election as a payment opportunity — he proposed a daily retainer of $20,000 for his legal services from the burgeoning Trump campaign legal fund — the president dismissed it and responded […]

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Senate Balances Impeachment Trial With an Incoming President

WASHINGTON — A day after the House impeached President Trump for inciting a violent insurrection at the Capitol, Democrats and Republicans in the Senate were developing plans on Thursday to try the departing president at the same time as they begin considering the agenda of the incoming one. Democrats, poised to take unified power in […]

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‘Queens Man Impeached’: A Paper Gives Trump the Local Treatment

Mr. Trump was born in the borough’s Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and grew up in Jamaica Estates, an enclave partly developed by his father, the real estate executive Fred C. Trump. The Trump Impeachment › Answers to your questions about the impeachment process: The current impeachment proceedings are testing the bounds of the process, raising questions […]

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The Local N.Y. Paper Drawing Attention for Trump News Headlines

Mr. Trump was born in the borough’s Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and grew up in Jamaica Estates, an enclave partly developed by his father, the real estate executive Fred C. Trump. The Trump Impeachment › Answers to your questions about the impeachment process: The current impeachment proceedings are testing the bounds of the process, raising questions […]

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Looking Ahead to Trump’s Trial in the Senate

To the Editor: Re “Impeached: Trump, After Inciting Rampage in Capitol, Is First President to Face 2nd Senate Trial” (front page, Jan. 14): Congress had no choice but to impeach the president after his seditious act to incite a riot to overturn legitimate election results. The House needed to respond expeditiously to send the message […]

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Don’t Let Trump’s Second Trial Change the First Amendment

That the law as it stands probably would not recognize the president’s remarks as incitement does not necessarily mean that it should not do so. Mr. Trump’s claim earlier this week that his remarks outside the White House were “totally appropriate” is preposterous: He deceived his supporters, disgraced his office and ordered the subversion of […]

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Why Trump Can Be Convicted Even as an Ex-President

That latter clause is the key, because it drives home that the Senate has two decisions to make in impeachment cases: First, it must decide whether an officer should be removed. Then it must decide whether this person should be disqualified from holding any future federal office. Indeed, of the eight officers the Senate has […]

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Trump Impeached for Inciting Insurrection

WASHINGTON — Donald J. Trump on Wednesday became the first American president to be impeached twice, as 10 members of his party joined with Democrats in the House to charge him with “incitement of insurrection” for his role in egging on a violent mob that stormed the Capitol last week. Reconvening in a building now […]

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The Impeachment of President Trump: A Preordained Coda to a Presidency

WASHINGTON — Not since the dark days of the Civil War and its aftermath has Washington seen a day quite like Wednesday. In a Capitol bristling with heavily armed soldiers and newly installed metal detectors, with the physical wreckage of last week’s siege cleaned up but the emotional and political wreckage still on display, the […]

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A Fitting Coda to a Presidency

WASHINGTON — Not since the dark days of the Civil War and its aftermath has Washington seen a day quite like Wednesday. In a Capitol bristling with heavily armed soldiers and newly installed metal detectors, with the physical wreckage of last week’s siege cleaned up but the emotional and political wreckage still on display, the […]

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As His Predecessor Is Impeached, Biden Tries to Stay Above the Fray

WASHINGTON — His fellow Democrats are red hot with rage after the assault on the Capitol, but President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. has maintained a studied cool, staying largely removed from the searing debate that culminated on Wednesday with President Trump’s impeachment and keeping his focus on battling a deadly pandemic, reviving a faltering economy […]

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Impeaching Trump Is a Pyrrhic Victory

Yes, Trump is now the only president to have been impeached twice. But listening to Democrats and TV pundits crow about that infamous distinction, you get the sense that had the House not acted to impeach Trump, the president would have left office in a blizzard of rose petals. In reality, the Capitol riot on […]

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National Guard Fills Capitol for Impeachment Vote

WASHINGTON — They slept on the marble floors, lined up for coffee in the 24-hour snack bar and marveled at the marble likenesses of the nation’s founders in the Rotunda and Statuary Hall. They snapped photos with their phones, ate pizza and sometimes played cards, their M4 carbines at their sides. Throngs of armed, camouflage […]

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Trump Swings and Misses

So which do you think gives Donald Trump more pain — being the first doubly impeached president in history or being fired as host of that big golf tournament? The president has certainly had a bad time since he revved up his supporters right before they stormed the Capitol last week. The fact that now […]

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Pressure Mounts on Republicans to Buck Trump

“A violent mob attacks the Capitol, incited by power-hungry politicians like Ron Johnson,” a narrator proclaims in the ad, which the party is spending $63,000 to air for a week. “Johnson should resign.” The Lincoln Project, an anti-Trump group, has pledged to mount an intense pressure campaign on Republican lawmakers who opposed certifying the election […]

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Impeachment Is a Call for ‘Moral Clarity’

President Trump wanted to make history, and he has, plunging to new depths of ignominy. He has become the first president to be impeached twice. Yet 75 percent of Republican voters still said, in a Morning Consult/Politico survey released Wednesday, that they approved of his presidency. Trump remains the overwhelming favorite among Republicans for the […]

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Rep. Hakeem Jeffries: ‘Donald Trump Is A Living, Breathing, Impeachable Offense’

NewsOne Featured Video Source: CSPAN Congressional Black Caucus members made some of the fiercest statements in support of impeaching Donald Trump during debate on the House floor Wednesday afternoon. Showing little to no concern for rules of decorum or a false pretense of respectability, Black representatives took clear aim at the outgoing president for his […]

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Trump Polls: What They Say About Impeachment and His Possible Removal

Americans are on high alert as the country seeks to regain its balance after the mob attack on the Capitol last week, according to a range of polls released in recent days that reveal a nation frustrated by the president’s actions and unsure of what comes next. Three in four respondents to a nationwide CBS […]

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