Tag: Trump impeachment hearings

Impeachment trial heads to historic end in frenetic week

President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial heads toward a historic conclusion this week. Senators are all-but-certain to acquit him on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, but there’s still plenty of drama to unfold before the final vote Wednesday. The vote is expected to cap a months-long investigation into whether Trump improperly withheld […]

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Trump trial could end soon; Alexander says no to witnesses

Democrats hopes of prolonging the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump and hearing from witnesses dimmed after a late decision from Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee. He says he will oppose calling more witnesses in the impeachment trial. The Senate likely will vote soon to acquit Trump. Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine said […]

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Trump defense: Ukraine ‘quid pro quo’ not impeachable

WASHINGTON (AP) – In a striking shift from President Donald Trump’s claims of “perfect” dealings with Ukraine, his defense asserted Wednesday at his Senate trial that a trade of U.S. military aid for political favors — even if proven — could not be grounds for his impeachment. Trump’s defenders relied on retired professor Alan Dershowitz, […]

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Trump lawyers raise defenses as pressure grows for witnesses

In this image from video, Alan Dershowitz, an attorney for President Donald Trump, speaks during the impeachment trial against Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. (Senate Television via AP) President Donald Trump’s legal team is raising a broad-based attack on the impeachment case against him even as […]

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Defense resumes in key impeachment week; Democrats seek witnesses

President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., watch, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) × Defense resumes in key impeachment week; Democrats seek witnesses President Donald Trump delivers […]

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Senate floor belongs to Trump team as defense case opens

The floor of the United States Senate now belongs to President Donald Trump’s lawyers as they push the Republican-led chamber for acquittal on charges he abused his power and obstructed Congress. The Trump legal team is expected to insist the president did nothing wrong when he asked Ukraine’s leader to investigate political rival Joe Biden. […]

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Senators used fidget spinners during Thursday’s impeachment trial

Democrats argued that President Donald Trump sought a phony investigation of a political rival and pursued a discredited conspiracy theory about Ukraine, while restless senators played with a new toy Thursday during Trump’s impeachment trial. Democrats said there was no evidence that former Vice President Joe Biden did anything improper in dealings with Ukraine. Republicans […]

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Democrats argue ‘right matters’ in Trump impeachment trial

Democratic House prosecutors have made an expansive argument at President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial that he abused power like no other president in history, swept up by a “completely bogus” theory about Ukrainian interference in the 2016 election. The Democrats say that led Trump to demand that Ukraine investigate his rival Joe Biden — while […]

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Democrats face risks and limits in Trump’s impeachment trial

House Democrats prosecuting President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial are preparing for a second day of arguments. Democrats alleging a “corrupt scheme” by Trump involving Ukraine are trying to win over not just fidgety senators but an American public deeply divided by the Republican president’s actions. Prosecutors are relying on the same loops of videotaped testimony […]

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Trump says he’d ‘love’ to attend his own impeachment trial

During a press conference at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, President Donald Trump said he would “love” to testify at his own impeachment trial. “I’d love to go, wouldn’t that be great?” Trump said. “Wouldn’t that be beautiful? I’d love to sit right in the front row and stare in their corrupt faces. […]

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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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Trump’s lawyers urge dismissal of ‘flimsy’ impeachment case

President Donald Trump’s legal team is asserting that he did “absolutely nothing wrong” and calling the impeachment case “flimsy” and a “dangerous perversion of the Constitution.” American flags blow in wind around the Washington Monument with the U.S. Capitol in the background at sunrise on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Washington. The impeachment trial of […]

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