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In Farewell Address, Trump Condemns Riots, Declares “We Did What We Came Here To Do And So Much More”

The Associated Press reports: In his farewell address, President Donald Trump says he will pray for the success of the next administration. In the video, Trump will say, “This week, we inaugurate a new administration and pray for its success in keeping America safe and prosperous.” Trump will also address the storming of the Capitol building by his supporters after …

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Giuliani: I Can’t Defend Trump Because I’m A Witness

Mediaite reports: Giuliani called for a “trial by combat” during his rally speech, followed shortly by a siege on the United States Capitol, during which five people died. “If we’re wrong, we will be made fools of. But if we’re right, a lot of them will go to jail,” he said to thousands of fans right before they attacked the …

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Karl Rove: If Giuliani Defends Trump, He’ll Be Convicted

The Daily Beast reports: “Rudy Giuliani charted a very bad course for the president in the morning papers when he suggested that the argument was going to be, ‘Well, there couldn’t have been incitement because all the charges of widespread voter fraud are true,’” Rove sighed. “Well, those charges and the so-called experts that the campaign has mustered to advocate …

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Giuliani Claims He’s On Impeachment Trial Team

ABC News reports: President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani tells ABC News he’s working as part of the president’s defense team in his upcoming second impeachment trial — and that he’s prepared to argue that the president’s claims of widespread voter fraud did not constitute incitement to violence because the widely-debunked claims are true. “I’m involved right now … …

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REPORT: Trump Planning Departure Ceremony, Event May Feature Red Carpet, Military Band, 21-Gun Salute

USA Today reports: President Donald Trump will leave the White House for Florida shortly before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration Wednesday, two sources familiar with his plans said on the condition of anonymity to discuss details not yet announced. Trump will hold a farewell ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, the usual jumping off point for Air Force One located in Maryland …

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NYT: Trump Wanted To Go To US House Floor During Impeachment Proceedings, Advisors Talked Him Down

The New York Times reports: Mr. Trump has been dismissive of any suggestion that he leave the presidency early and told White House aides that President Richard M. Nixon, whose influence in the party ended when he resigned, did not have much to show for it. Advisers said that Mr. Trump had to be dissuaded from going to the House …

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Trump May Hire Eastman For Impeachment Defense

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump may hire a law professor who spoke at his rally before the riot at the U.S. Capitol to help defend him in an impeachment trial over a charge that he incited the violence, according to two people familiar with the matter. John Eastman, who joined Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani on stage at the Jan. …

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Nancy Pelosi Has An Outfit Just For Impeachments

People Magazine reports: Without even saying a word, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke volumes today as she arrived to Wednesday’s House impeachment vote wearing the same outfit she wore at President Donald Trump’s first impeachment. Pelosi’s office confirmed to PEOPLE that the outfit worn by Pelosi on Wednesday is the same one worn on Dec. 18, 2019, when she presided …

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BREAKING: Trump Is First President Impeached Twice

USA Today reports: The House reached the majority vote needed to impeach President Donald Trump for inciting an “insurrection” in last week’s attack on the Capitol, a stinging rebuke of the nation’s 45th president as he prepares to depart the White House after four tumultuous years. A handful of Republicans broke from their party – and their president – to …

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LIVE VIDEO: Final Impeachment Roll Call Voting

The final roll call voting has begun: The debate has ended, and the House is voting now on an impeachment resolution that would make Trump the first President in United States history to be impeached for a second time for his role in last week’s Capitol attack. Voting is expected to take between 60 to 90 minutes to complete. The …

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Graham Pressures GOP Senators Against Impeaching

Politico reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham is leading the charge against President Donald Trump’s impeachment and removal in the Senate, even as the White House remains largely uninvolved. Graham, who just last week said he had had “enough” of Trump’s bid to overturn the election results after he incited a deadly riot at the Capitol, has been calling around to Republican …

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McConnell Rejects Emergency Impeachment Session

The Associated Press reports: If the House impeaches President Donald Trump, a Senate trial on whether to convict him of inciting insurrection seems all but certain to have to wait until President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated. That’s the word from a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The spokesman says aides to the Kentucky Republican have told Senate Minority …

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Fox’s Geraldo Rivera: “Trump Should Be Impeached”

The Hill reports: Fox News’s Geraldo Rivera is calling for President Trump to be impeached, accusing the president of lighting “a fuse that exploded in the U.S. Capitol” in the wake of the violent riot in the U.S. Capitol last week. Rivera, who had previously been a close Trump ally, said in a video shared on Twitter Wednesday that he …

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LIVE VIDEO: Debate Begins On Article Of Impeachment

The New York Times reports: Returning to a heavily fortified Capitol, protected by thousands of National Guard troops, lawmakers began what was expected to be a daylong debate on an article of impeachment that accuses the president of “inciting an insurrection” that led to the rampage by his supporters. The final vote after the debate is expected to pass, with …

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REPORT: White House Intimidating Republicans Who “Fear For Their Lives” If They Vote For Impeachment

And not one of us is surprised: A Republican source said they expect about 10-20 House Republicans to vote for impeachment. The source went on to say that the White House is putting huge pressure on members, and that members are saying “they want to vote to impeach but they legitimately fear for their lives and their families’ lives.” This …

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LIVE VIDEO: House Votes On Article Of Impeachment

NPR reports: The House will convene at 9 a.m. ET on Wednesday. After some housekeeping, lawmakers will begin debating the rule that establishes that there will be two hours of debate the impeachment resolution. After the House debates that rule, they vote on it — and possibly another procedural vote. Those are expected to pass mostly along party lines. Debate …

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NYT: McConnell Pleased At Dem Move To Impeach

The New York Times reports: Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, has told associates that he believes President Trump committed impeachable offenses and that he is pleased that Democrats are moving to impeach him, believing that it will make it easier to purge him from the party, according to people familiar with his thinking. The House is voting …

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GOP Rep. Liz Cheney: I Will Vote To Impeach Trump

The Associated Press reports: Republican Rep. Liz Cheney says she will vote to impeach President Donald Trump. The Wyoming congresswoman, the No. 3 Republican in the House, said in a statement late Tuesday that Trump “summoned” the mob that attacked the Capitol last week, “assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack.” She says, “Everything that followed was …

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LIVE VIDEO: House Introduces Article Of Impeachment

CNBC reports: The House will move closer Monday to impeaching President Donald Trump an unprecedented second time, this time for inciting his supporters who invaded the U.S. Capitol during Congress’ electoral vote count last week. Democrats plan to introduce an article of impeachment Monday that charges Trump with high crimes and misdemeanors for whipping up an insurrection and disrupting the …

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House Vote On Impeachment Likely To Be Wednesday

Reuters reports: The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Rules Committee said he expected the article of impeachment against President Donald Trump to get to the House floor for a vote on Wednesday and predicted it will pass. “It is important that we act, and it is important that we act in a very serious and deliberative manner,” Representative …

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