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In second impeachment, Democrats push resistant Republicans to convict Trump
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In second impeachment, Democrats push resistant Republicans to convict Trump

Despite the changed nature of Washington, Trump’s second impeachment trial appears destined to end just as his first did.

  • by Matthew Knott

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Trump’s coming impeachment trial aggravates rift among Republicans

Trump’s coming impeachment trial aggravates rift among Republicans

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell last week blamed Trump for the violent attack, saying he “provoked” the mob, but other senior Republicans have called the impeachment “stupid”.

  • by Susan Cornwell
Trump’s Senate impeachment trial to begin in two weeks

Trump’s Senate impeachment trial to begin in two weeks

It currently seems unlikely that Democrats will be able to convince the requisite 17 Republicans to vote to convict the former president of inciting the Capitol riot.

  • by Matthew Knott
'Mob was fed lies': Mitch McConnell accuses Trump of 'provoking' riot

'Mob was fed lies': Mitch McConnell accuses Trump of 'provoking' riot

McConnell said he would listen to the arguments before deciding how to vote on the impeachment charge which accuses Trump of inciting an insurrection at the Capitol. 

  • by Richard Cowan
Trump trial pending, McConnell calls it 'vote of conscience'

Trump trial pending, McConnell calls it 'vote of conscience'

"These men weren’t drunks who got rowdy — they were terrorists,” said Republican Senator Ben Sasse, who is likely to vote to convict Trump.

  • by Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick
Democrats discuss logistics, Republicans debate tactics for Trump trial

Democrats discuss logistics, Republicans debate tactics for Trump trial

Republicans were trying to gauge the dynamics of a vote to convict Trump, while the Democrats argued about how to do it without derailing Biden's agenda.

  • by Nicholas Fandos and Catie Edmondson
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Is Donald Trump the worst US president ever? Historians say so

Is Donald Trump the worst US president ever? Historians say so

Scholars say Trump's efforts to overturn his election defeat - and his response to COVID-19 - have cemented his place as America's worst president.

  • by Matthew Knott
DC locks down, Delta bans guns, prepares no-fly list ahead of inauguration

DC locks down, Delta bans guns, prepares no-fly list ahead of inauguration

At an emergency security briefing, Vice-President Mike Pence said the "American people deserve a safe inauguration on January 20".

  • by Makini Brice
Trump proxies Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell have disappeared from Fox airwaves
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Trump proxies Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell have disappeared from Fox airwaves

For several weeks, the Trump-associated lawyers were an almost-daily presence on Fox shows arguing the US President had been robbed of a second term.

  • by Jeremy Barr
No, the Capitol riots are not like the BLM protests, say activists

No, the Capitol riots are not like the BLM protests, say activists

Republican Congress members defending President Donald Trump made the comparison again before voting against his impeachment.

  • by Julie Watson
Enduring second impeachment, Trump stands largely silent and alone

Enduring second impeachment, Trump stands largely silent and alone

The President has even turned on his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and grown irritated at his lavish spending, telling aides to stop paying him.

  • by Jonathan Lemire, Jill Colvin and Zeke Miller