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LIVE: Impeachment Day 5: Enough senators vote not guilty to acquit Trump

The Latest on former President Donald Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Enough senators have cast “not guilty” votes to acquit Donald Trump of inciting the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. The vote will give the former president an historic second acquittal in an impeachment trial. House Democrats, who voted a […]

GOP Congressman Byron Donalds claims Democrats are weaponizing race

A Southwest Florida Republican congressman is making controversial claims about Democrats, including that they are pulling the race card to push for impeachment. Congressman Byron Donalds, who is Black, said Democrats are weaponizing race, which will only divide the nation further. “I know that there’s been times that they’ve called the president, a white supremacist. […]

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Pelosi: House ‘will proceed’ to impeachment of Trump

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday the House will proceed with legislation to impeach President Donald Trump as she pushes the vice president and the Cabinet to invoke constitutional authority force him out, warning that Trump is a threat to democracy after the deadly assault on the Capitol. The House action could start as soon […]

House Democrats plan to introduce Articles of Impeachment against Trump

A trio of House Democrats plan to introduce articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Monday for incitement of insurrection following Wednesday’s riots at the U.S. Capitol, multiple sources familiar with the efforts tell CBS News. The articles of impeachment allege Mr. Trump engaged in “high crimes and misdemeanors by willfully inciting violence against […]

After acquittal, Trump unleashes fury at impeachment

Exulting in his impeachment acquittal, President Donald Trump took a scorched-earth victory lap Thursday, unleashing his fury against those who tried to remove him from office while looking ahead to his reelection campaign. Trump, triumphantly waving a newspaper front page — “ACQUITTED” — denounced his political foes, declared the impeachment proceedings a “disgrace” and portrayed […]

FILE: In this image from video, Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts arrives for the vote in the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. (Senate Television via AP/FILE)

Not Guilty: Split Senate acquits Trump of impeachment charges

President Donald Trump won impeachment acquittal Wednesday in the U.S. Senate, bringing to a close only the third presidential trial in American history with votes that split the country, tested civic norms and fed the tumultuous 2020 race for the White House. A majority of senators expressed unease with Trump’s pressure campaign on Ukraine that […]

Impeachment trial: Senate poised to vote on final Trump verdict

The Senate is set to issue a verdict in President Trump’s impeachment trial with a vote that is all but certain to end in his acquittal Wednesday afternoon, bringing the monthslong impeachment saga to a close. Senators will resume delivering speeches to explain their votes Wednesday morning ahead of the 4 p.m. vote. The upper […]

State of the Union 2020: Trump addresses nation just before expected acquittal by Senate

President Trump is delivering the final State of the Union address of his first term Tuesday, as the Senate is expected to acquit him of the two articles of impeachment passed by the House in December. Any mention of Mr. Trump’s impeachment during the speech “is not currently planned,” a senior White House adviser involved […]

Impeachment trial: House managers and Trump team make final arguments to Senate

House managers and White House attorneys will make their final arguments in the impeachment trial of President Trump on Monday, two days before the Republican-controlled Senate is all but certain to acquit the president. Each side will have two hours to make their case, beginning at 11 a.m. The closing arguments come after senators narrowly […]

Trump acquittal now likely Wednesday; Senate nixes witnesses

The Senate narrowly rejected Democratic demands to summon witnesses for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial late Friday, all but ensuring Trump’s acquittal in just the third trial to threaten a president’s removal in U.S. history. But senators pushed off final voting on his fate to next Wednesday. The delay in timing showed the weight of […]