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Maine GOP Votes Against Censuring Sen. Susan Collins

The Bangor Daily News reports: The Maine Republican Party overwhelmingly voted on Saturday to reject a censure of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins after outcry from conservatives over her vote to convict former President Donald Trump on an impeachment charge. The 41-19 vote of the party’s state committee ended nearly a month and a half of behind-the-scenes wrangling over whether to …

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JFK’s Family Honors Romney For Impeachment Vote

The Deseret News reports: The family of John F. Kennedy gave Utah Sen. Mitt Romney an award Friday for being the only Republican to vote to convict President Donald Trump in his first impeachment trial in 2020. Romney received the Profile in Courage award created by the Kennedy family and bestowed upon public figures in both parties who risk their …

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Trump Trial Lawyer Roasts Other Trump Trial Lawyer

From an interview with Jewish Insider: Trump’s legal defense got off to a rocky start on Tuesday with a speech by Castor that was maligned by many, including a number of the former president’s closest allies. That speech was a “spur of the moment decision,” Schoen explained — Schoen himself was originally scheduled to deliver the opening argument. “The House …

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McConnell Defends “Not Guilty” Vote In WSJ Op-Ed

From McConnell’s op-ed in the Wall Street Journal: There is no question former President Trump bears moral responsibility. His supporters stormed the Capitol because of the unhinged falsehoods he shouted into the world’s largest megaphone. His behavior during and after the chaos was also unconscionable, from attacking Vice President Mike Pence during the riot to praising the criminals after it …

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CNN Roasts “Litany Of Lies” By Trump Lawyers [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: CNN political analyst John Avlon on Monday took a hatchet to the impeachment defense laid out by former President Donald Trump’s legal team. During his latest “Reality Check” segment, Avlon expressed astonishment at how many false claims Trump’s impeachment team jammed into a relatively brief defense of their client. “The velocity of lies from Trump’s lawyers was …

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POLL: 58% Say Trump Should Have Been Convicted

The Hill reports: Nearly 60 percent of Americans believe former President Trump should have been convicted during his second Senate impeachment trial, an ABC News/Ipsos poll taken shortly after the trial ended shows. Fifty-eight percent of Americans surveyed in the new poll, which was conducted from Feb. 13-14. The poll found that support for the conviction was starkly partisan. Almost …

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AP: Trump “Remains Fixated On Exacting Revenge”

The Associated Press reports: Friends and allies expect Trump to resume friendly media interviews after weeks of silence. He has met with political aides to discuss efforts to help Republicans try to take control of the House and Senate in the 2022 midterms elections. He remains fixated on exacting revenge on Republicans who supported his impeachment or resisted his efforts …

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Raskin: “No Regrets At All” On Trial Strategy [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), who served as the lead impeachment manager in former President Trump’s second impeachment trial, said Sunday that Democrats had “no regrets at all” despite Trump’s acquittal. NBC’s Chuck Todd asked if, in hindsight, Raskin believed Democrats could have secured more Republican votes by adding a dereliction-of-duty article. “[W]e have no regrets at all. …

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Trump Escapes Conviction In 57-43 Senate Vote

NBC News reports: The Senate on Saturday acquitted former President Donald Trump in a 57-43 vote on the charge of inciting insurrection for his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Seven GOP Senators voted guilty in the most bipartisan majority to support a conviction. Democrats needed 17 Republicans to join them to convict Trump and hold a separate vote …

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Kinzinger: Come Forward With Your Trump Info Now

The Hill reports: Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) is calling for officials with knowledge of former President Trump’s involvement in inciting the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol to come forward with whatever information they may have. “I think there’s a lot of people that know things. I don’t know who they are. They’re sitting on information, now’s the time …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Impeachment Trial Day Five

The Associated Press reports: Most every Senate juror has said they will listen to the evidence in Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment trial, but most minds were likely made up before the trial began. Democrats would need a minimum of 17 Republicans to vote with them to convict Trump of incitement of insurrection, and that appears unlikely. Still, Democrats say …

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Senate Reverses On Calling Witnesses, Read Statement From GOP Rep Into Record, Closing Arguments Start

CNN reports: House managers and Trump’s defense team agreed to enter a statement from Rep. Herrera Beutler describing a phone call between former President Trump and House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy into the record. House impeachment managers had asked the Senate this morning to call witnesses in former President Trump’s second impeachment trial. Instead, Senate and trial lawyers instead agreed …

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Trial Schedule Upended By Surprise Vote On Witnesses

The New York Times reports: An expected verdict in Donald J. Trump’s impeachment trial was thrown into doubt on Saturday after the Senate voted to allow witnesses to be called, a result of a surprise push by Democrats to summon a Republican congresswoman who has said she was told that the former president sided with the mob as rioters were …

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BREAKING: Senate Votes 55-45 To Call Trial Witnesses

ABC News reports: Lead Manager Jamie Raskin has said the prosecution wants to subpoena Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, a Republican who witnessed a call between House minority leader Kevin McCarthy and Donald Trump on the day of the insurrection. News of this call broke last night, after the defense had rested their case. Raskin said he would limit Beutler’s testimony …

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Trump Lawyers Threaten To Call Pelosi As A Witness

CNN reports: A person familiar with Trump legal team strategy said that if Democrats do seek witnesses, Trump’s legal team will try to call House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser. Of course they would need 51 votes to subpoena witnesses, so that would not happen. The managers have repeatedly declined to say whether they will seek …

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Democrats Weigh Calling Witnesses At Senate Trial

Politico reports: The House Democrats prosecuting Donald Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection are on the cusp of a major decision: whether to call witnesses to bolster their case. Though many Senate Democrats have indicated they don’t believe witnesses are necessary to prove that Trump incited the deadly riots that overran the Capitol, new developments have hinted at startling …

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Trump Lawyer Briefly Quit Thursday Over Video Clips

The New York Times reports: In another reminder of his ad hoc approach, Mr. Trump asked associates on Thursday night whether it was too late to add or remove lawyers from the team, as Mr. Schoen briefly told the team he was quitting over a debate about how to use the video clips the defense showed on Friday. Mr. Trump …

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Trump Directed Lawyers Via Speakerphone Yesterday

Axios reports: Donald Trump directed his own defense via speakerphone on Friday, repeatedly calling his lawyers in the Lyndon Baines Johnson Room on the Senate side of the Capitol to relay his feedback, sources tell Axios. In contrast to Tuesday’s widely panned start of his defense, the Trump was said to be thrilled with his lawyers’ performances on Friday — …

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LIVE VIDEO: Senators Ask Questions In Trump’s Trial

Politico reports: Republican Sens. Mitt Romney and Lisa Murkowski both said Friday that they have already submitted questions for the dueling impeachment legal teams at the Senate trial of former President Donald Trump. Neither lawmaker elaborated on what their questions were or to whom they will be directed. Romney (R-Utah) told reporters that he has submitted a list of five …

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Banner Plane Over Mar-A-Lago: “CONVICT TRUMP”

ABC News reports: Calls for former President Trump to be convicted in his second impeachment trial came in the form of a sky banner flying over his Mar-a-Lago residence on Friday as his attorneys mount their defense in Washington. The banner was visible over the club in Palm Beach, Fla., minutes before his defense team began presenting its arguments. This …

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