Impeachment

Republicans Plot Speedy End To Trump’s Trial

Politico reports: As President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial kicks off in earnest, Senate Republicans are still wrestling with how to follow the precedent set by Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial while also giving Trump the swift acquittal he desires. Senate GOP leaders are weighing accelerating the pace of the trial, eyeing a schedule that would maintain the same overall number of …

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Priebus: Rachel Maddow Conspired With Pelosi, Who Held Back The Articles Until The Lev Parnas Interview

Newsweek reports: During an appearance on Fox News, former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus accused MSNBC host Rachel Maddow of being involved in a conspiracy with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Representative Adam Schiff to hold back the impeachment articles for President Donald Trump. The comment that Priebus highlighted was that Maddow said she’d been working on her …

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GOP Sen. Cory Gardner Dodges On Witnesses [VIDEO]

Denver’s CBS affiliate reports: Republican Sen. Cory Gardner, who has dodged requests for scheduled interviews, flew from Washington D.C. to Denver on Thursday evening, ahead of the Senate’s long weekend. 9NEWS reporter Steve Staeger met the senator when his flight landed at Denver International Airport to ask once more. “We have a trial. That’s where we’re at right now,” Gardner …

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Dershowitz And Ken Starr Join Trump’s Defense Team

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump’s impeachment defense team will include Ken Starr, whose investigation led to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, and Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, whose clients have included notorious pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. The Trump team choices came to light as the impeachment trial is set to begin in earnest next Tuesday in the Senate. “The president …

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Senate Trial May Suspend Cameras At Critical Moments

The New York Times reports: Americans tuning in to witness electrifying exchanges in the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump might be in for a shock themselves: Lawmakers could pull the C-Span plug and go into closed session at critical moments of debate over the conduct of the trial and the fate of the president. While it seems anachronistic today …

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Sen. Susan Collins “Likely” To Support Trial Witnesses

Via press release from GOP Sen. Susan Collins: There has been a lot of mischaracterization and misunderstanding about my position on the process the Senate should follow for the impeachment trial. Rather than have my position relayed through the interpretation of others, I wanted to state it directly: From the outset, I have said that we should follow the model …

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LIVE VIDEO: Senators And SCOTUS Chief Get Sworn In

ABC News reports: A bipartisan group of senators has been appointed to escort Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts into the Senate chamber to be sworn in to preside over the impeachment trial. The group includes two Democrats and two Republicans. They were recommended by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. They are Roy Blunt, Republican …

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LIVE VIDEO: House Managers Read Articles To Senate

Coming up next in the Senate: NOON: The seven House impeachment managers are expected to return to the Senate to read the two articles of impeachment against President Trump aloud. Senators are set to approve the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, sending it to Trump’s desk, before turning to impeachment later today. 2PM: Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is expected to arrive …

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Republicans Stew About Pelosi’s Impeachment Pens

Fox News reports: Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., mocked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for using commemorative pens with her name inscribed on them to sign a resolution to transmit two articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate for trial. “It’s a very solemn and prayerful moment, guys, when you saw those gold-encrusted commemorative pens that Nancy Pelosi had …

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Senate Trial Resolution Calls For Vote On Witnesses

The Hill reports: The organizing resolution for President Trump’s impeachment trial will require that senators debate and vote on a motion to subpoena additional witnesses but not on a motion to dismiss articles of impeachment, say GOP senators who have viewed the resolution. Language to require a debate and vote on witnesses after the House impeachment managers and Trump’s lawyers …

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House Votes To Send Impeachment Articles To Senate

ABC News reports: The House voted on Wednesday to send the impeachment articles against President Donald Trump to the Senate and Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the seven House Democrats who will serve as the “managers” in the trial next week. The measure passed on a 228 to 193 vote, with one Democrat opposing the resolution — Rep. Collin Peterson of …

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Trump Names Chief Defense Counsel For Senate Trial

The Associated Press reports: Pat Cipollone doesn’t seem like Donald Trump’s kind of fixer. His manner is unassuming. He hasn’t spent much time playing a lawyer in court or on TV. But the president has turned to Cipollone, his White House counsel, when it matters most — to lead his defense in his impeachment trial. Cipollone, 53, spent most of …

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Journalists File Complaint Over Senate Trial Access

The Washington Post reports: The organization representing daily reporters on Capitol Hill is protesting restrictions expected to be imposed on the news media during the Senate impeachment trial, saying the security crackdown will severely limit access to lawmakers and stifle coverage of the proceedings. “Capitol Hill is one of the most accessible places in Washington, but the proposed restrictions exceed …

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Seven House Dems Named As Impeachment Managers

NBC News reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday announced the name of 7 House Democrats who will act as impeachment trial “managers,” and make the case against President Donald Trump in the Senate. The managers are: Reps. Adam Schiff of California, Jerry Nadler of New York, Hakeem Jeffries of New York, Jason Crow of Colorado, Zoe Lofgren of California, …

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LIVE VIDEO: Pelosi Names Impeachment Trial Managers

CBS News reports: The House will vote Wednesday to name impeachment managers and transmit articles of impeachment to the Senate for President Trump’s trial on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday. Pelosi will announce the managers at 10 a.m. Wednesday, and a vote on the resolution to name them and send the …

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Press Access To Be Limited During Impeachment Trial

Roll Call reports: The Senate Sergeant-at-Arms and Capitol Police are launching an unprecedented crackdown on the Capitol press corps for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, following a standoff between the Capitol’s chief security officials, Senate Rules Chairman Roy Blunt [photo] and the standing committees of correspondents. Capitol Police Chief Steven A. Sund and Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Michael Stenger will …

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McConnell: Trump’s Trial Likely To Start Next Tuesday

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial could begin as soon as next week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday. McConnell, R-Ky., announced the tentative schedule just a few hours after Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi revealed she will send the articles of impeachment against Trump to the Senate on Wednesday. If that happens, McConnell said at a press …

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House To Vote Tomorrow On Sending Articles To Senate

The New York Times reports: The House will vote on Wednesday to send the Senate impeachment charges against President Trump, allowing a long-awaited Senate trial to begin, Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Democrats privately Tuesday, according to officials in the room. The proceeding will be only the third time an American president has been put on trial in the Senate. In …

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Pelosi To Transmit Articles Of Impeachment Next Week

The Washington Post reports: “I have asked Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler to be prepared to bring to the Floor next week a resolution to appoint managers and transmit articles of impeachment to the Senate,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) Pelosi said in a letter to colleagues Friday. The House voted Dec. 18 to impeach Trump on two charges — …

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Pelosi Holds Firm On Transmitting Articles To Senate

The Guardian reports: Speaking to reporters at her weekly press conference, Nancy Pelosi repeated her desire to understand the parameters of a Senate trial before transmitting the articles of impeachment. “As I’ve said right from the start: we need to see the arena in which we are sending our managers,” Pelosi said. “Is that too much to ask?” The speaker …

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