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Only three US presidents have faced impeachment before him — Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1998 were both impeached, while Richard Nixon resigned before he could be impeached in 1974. The House impeached Trump on two articles on December 18, 2019. Three other presidents have faced impeachment proceedings, but only two have been successfully impeached. On December 19, 1998, the House impeached Clinton for two of the articles — perjury and obstructing justice. Despite being impeached, Clinton refused to step down.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on several Ukrainian individuals and entities, accusing them of U.S. election interference and associating with a pro-Russian Ukrainian lawmaker linked to efforts by President Donald Trump’s allies to dig up dirt on President-elect Joe Biden and his son. The U.S. Treasury Department accused the seven individuals and four entities of involvement in a Russia-linked foreign influence network associated with Ukrainian parliamentarian Andriy Derkach. The pro-Russian lawmaker was hit with sanctions by the U.S. government in September over accusations he tried to interfere in the 2020 U.S. election won by Biden. “The United States will continue to aggressively defend the integrity of our election systems and processes,” Mnuchin added. “To me it is a good sign of the checks and balances system which still works in the U.S. government.”The Treasury Department also imposed sanctions on Ukrainian parliamentarian Oleksandr Dubinsky and former Ukrainian official Oleksandr Onyshchenko.
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Fox News host Jeannine Pirro on Monday compared tech companies severing ties with the social media app Parler to Kristallnacht, a deadly Nazi pogrom in the buildup to the Holocaust and World War II. Pirro said companies like Apple and Google taking Parler off of their app stores in addition to Amazon suspending its use of their servers amounted to dangerous censorship. In the buildup to the deadly attempted coup last week, pro-Trump insurrectionists openly planned storming the Capitol on Parler. Fox News host Jeanine Pirro compared tech companies dropping Parler from their cloud services to the Kristallnacht Nazi pogrom on Monday morning on "Fox & Friends." Arnold Schwarzenegger, who denounced the Capitol Siege as eerily similar to the Kristallnacht attacks in his home nation of Austria.
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REUTERS/Jim Bourg/File PhotoThe following is a primer on what a second impeachment proceeding of Trump would look like. No president has ever been impeached twice, but legal experts said it is clearly constitutional for Congress to do so. A misconception about impeachment is that it refers to the removal of a president from office. Only a simple majority of the Senate is needed to disqualify Trump from holding future office, however. This scenario becomes more likely if Trump’s impeachment trial is still pending on Jan. 20, when his presidency ends, Campos said.
Persons: Donald Trump, Jim Bourg, Trump, Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, Paul Campos, Campos, , Corey Brettschneider, Frank Bowman, Bowman, ” Bowman Organizations: Reuters, Congressional, U.S . Capitol, U.S . Congress, REUTERS, Democratic, House, Representatives, Republican, Senate, Trump, University of Colorado, Brown University, , University of Missouri, ., U.S, Constitution Locations: Washington , U.S, Ukraine
There are two ways to remove a president from office: impeachment and the 25th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. A misconception about “impeachment” is that it refers to the removal of a president from office. But Bowman said Trump could also be impeached for a more general offense: disloyalty to the U.S. Constitution and failing to uphold his oath of office. After four days, if Pence and the majority of the Cabinet do not contest Trump’s determination, Trump regains power. If both chambers determine by a two-thirds majority that Trump is incapacitated, Pence would continue to discharge the duties of the presidency.
Persons: Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Jim Bourg, Republican Trump, Mike Pence, Trump, Joe, Hunter Biden, , Frank Bowman, Bowman, ” Bowman, John F, Pence Organizations: Reuters, U.S, Capitol, U.S . Congress, REUTERS, Republican, U.S . Constitution, Senate, Democratic, House, University of Missouri, ., Constitution, Congress Locations: Jan, Washington , U.S, U.S ., Ukraine
REUTERS/Eric Miller/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Democratic congresswoman on Wednesday said she was drawing up articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump after mobs broke into the U.S. Capitol here following Trump's urgings to his supporters to fight to undo his election loss. Hundreds of protesters marched from a Trump rally in front of the White House to the Capitol and stormed the building. Lawmakers from the Senate and the House of Representatives were evacuated as they met to confirm Biden’s victory in the Nov. 3 election. Calls for impeachment spread rapidly across social media from Democratic lawmakers, commentators and some of Trump’s fellow Republicans. Trump’s former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci told Reuters via text: “Donald Trump and elected officials need to be impeached and removed from office.
Persons: Ilhan Omar, Eric Miller, Donald Trump, urgings, Joe Biden, Leon Russell, Russell, Trump’s, Thomas Friedman, Mitch McConnell, Trump, , Anthony Scaramucci, ” Trump, Biden, Hunter Biden Organizations: Democratic, DFL, REUTERS, WASHINGTON, U.S, Capitol, ” U.S, Twitter, Trump, White, Senate, Constitution, New York Times, Republican, White House Communications, Reuters Locations: St, Paul , Minnesota, U.S, , Minnesota, Ukraine
Democrats' projected wins in the Georgia Senate runoffs are great news for the incoming Biden administration. Whoever holds the Senate majority dictates which bills and nominations get votes on the floor. Court nominationsA Democratic Senate will have a much easier time clearing Biden's picks for federal courts. But don't expect Biden and Senate Democrats to try to pack the Supreme Court by adding more judges to the bench. That will be politically difficult without a bigger Democratic majority and at a time when businesses are suffering because of the pandemic.
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U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks during a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results by the U.S. Congress, in Washington, U.S, January 6, 2021. President Donald Trump lied about the results of the presidential election and bragged about the size of a crowd at a rally where he refused to admit defeat to President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday. Experts say Pence has no such power when he presides over the joint session of Congress as it confirms state election results certifications on Wednesday afternoon. The Democrat won 306 electoral votes, 36 more than he needs to win the White House. He had hoped claims he raised about Biden's son, Hunter Biden, during the election would help win him win a second term.
Persons: Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Biden, Trump, Joe Biden, Pence, Mike, Raphael Warnock, Republican Sen, Kelly Loeffler, Jon Ossoff, Republican David Perdue, Hillary Clinton, bemoaned, Where's, Hunter Biden Organizations: U.S . Congress, Electoral, Electoral College, U.S, White House, Congress, Republican, Democratic, Democrat, White, Trump Locations: Washington , U.S
President-elect Joe Biden will name federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland to be his attorney general, two people familiar with the matter told CNBC. Biden has said he will leave such decisions to the Department of Justice and that he intends to support the independence of his attorney general. In addition to overseeing federal investigations, the attorney general has a wide portfolio overseeing the Department of Justice. An official told NBC News that the former vice president is expected to name Lisa Monaco as deputy attorney general, Vanita Gupta as associate attorney general, and Kristen Clarke as the assistant attorney general overseeing civil rights. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said in a statement on Wednesday that he believed Garland "would be a sound choice" as attorney general.
Persons: Merrick B, Garland, Joe Biden, Merrick Garland, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Biden, Hunter Biden, Rev, Raphael Warnock, Republican Kelly Loeffler, Jon Ossoff, Republican David Perdue, Kamala Harris, Lisa Monaco, Vanita Gupta, Kristen Clarke, Obama, Gupta, Clarke, Sen, Lindsey Graham, Graham Organizations: White, CNBC, Republican Senate, Appeals, Department of Justice, Republicans, Democrat, Republican, NBC News, Justice Department, Monaco, longtime Justice Department, Conference, Civil, Human, National Lawyers, Committee, Senate Locations: Washington, Georgia
The New York Post names British tabloid deputy as its new top editor.
  + stars: | 2021-01-05 | by ( Katie Robertson | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
The New York Post is getting a new top editor, News Corp announced Tuesday. Keith Poole, the deputy editor in chief of The Sun, the British tabloid that is also part of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, will become editor in chief of The New York Post Group, which encompasses the print newspaper and related websites. Stephen Lynch, The Post’s current editor in chief for print, and Michelle Gotthelf, editor in chief for digital, will report to Mr. Poole. He had been editor in chief of The Post from 2001 to 2016. The paper’s first article on the emails was published amid newsroom doubts, and its lead writer refused to have a byline.
Persons: Keith Poole, Rupert Murdoch’s, Col Allan, Murdoch, Stephen Lynch, Michelle Gotthelf, Poole, Allan, Hunter Biden, Joseph R, Biden Organizations: New, New York Post, News Corp, The, The New York Post Group, Democratic Locations: New York
John Paul Mac Isaac, the laptop repairman behind the New York Post's dubious exposé on Hunter Biden, sued Twitter for defamation on Monday. Isaac claims Twitter falsely portrayed him as a hacker by banning the Post's tweets about its story, based on a Twitter policy against sharing hacked materials. The laptop repairman at the center of the New York Post's controversial Hunter Biden exposé is suing Twitter for defamation, saying the social media giant insinuated he was a hacker and caused him to lose his business. The frontpage of the New York Post on the day after Twitter censored the newspaper's tweets about its dubious Hunter Biden exposé. Twitter later walked back its disabling of the Post's Twitter account, and allowed for discussion about the story — albeit with contextual labels added.
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Jeffrey Rosen Takes Reins of a Justice Department Under Pressure
  + stars: | 2020-12-24 | by ( Rebecca Ballhaus | Byron Tau | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -0.89   time to read: +1 min
Jeffrey Rosen, now acting attorney general, inherits the reins of a Justice Department under pressure from President Trump to take action in the waning days of his administration on numerous legal controversies of intense interest to him. Mr. Rosen, who succeeds the departing William Barr, would be the prime recipient of any further demands from Mr. Trump that the department more aggressively address his claims of a fraudulent election. The department could also be drawn into politically sensitive actions by the president, such as grants of clemency to family members and allies, though Mr. Trump has largely ignored the department on its pardon recommendations and could leave it as a bystander to such moves. The remaining few weeks of Mr. Trump’s term are likely to be dominated by these and other matters, potentially putting Mr. Rosen at the center of numerous brewing political battles with the White House. The White House didn’t respond to a request for comment.
Persons: Jeffrey Rosen, Trump, Rosen, William Barr, , Joe Biden’s, Hunter Biden, John Durham, Barr, Biden Organizations: Justice Department, Justice, White
Biden has two surviving children, Hunter Biden and Ashley Biden. Some of Biden's family members could cause him political headaches. His son, Hunter Biden, is currently under federal investigation. Biden has been in the public eye for so long that he and his wife, Jill Biden, and his son Hunter Biden, frequently make headlines. Here are some of the members of the Biden family you should know — some famous, some more under-the-radar.
Persons: Joe Biden, Biden, Hunter Biden, Ashley Biden, Beau Biden, Naomi, Donald Trump, James, Francis Biden, Joe Biden's, Trump, Jill Biden, Howard Krein, Trump's, OAN, Hunter Biden's Organizations: White House, White, Fox News, Democratic, CNN Locations: America, Delaware
Biden's Latino education secretary to add to diverse Cabinet
  + stars: | 2020-12-23 | by ( Simon Lewis | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.62   time to read: +2 min
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President-elect Joe Biden looks on as he speaks about the recent massive cyber attack against the U.S. and also other Biden administration goals in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., December 22, 2020. (Reuters) - President-elect Joe Biden will add to the diversity of his incoming administration on Wednesday when he introduces Miguel Cardona as his choice for U.S. Secretary of Education. Biden has already nominated Alejandro Majorkas as secretary of Homeland Security and Xavier Becerra to head the Department of Health and Human Services, both Latinos. “There’s not an obvious choice in my mind.”Biden’s search for an attorney general has been complicated by a federal probe into the business affairs of Biden’s son, Hunter Biden. The elder Biden has vowed not to interfere in the investigation or discuss it with his nominee.
Persons: Joe Biden, Biden, Leah Millis, Miguel Cardona, Cardona, Alejandro Majorkas, Xavier Becerra, , , “ There’s, Hunter Biden Organizations: U.S, REUTERS, Education, U.S . Senate, Homeland Security, of Health, Human Services, Republicans Locations: Wilmington , Delaware, U.S, WILMINGTON, Del, Connecticut
Biden's Latino education secretary adds to diverse Cabinet
  + stars: | 2020-12-23 | by ( Simon Lewis | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.50   time to read: +2 min
(Reuters) -President-elect Joe Biden added to the diversity of his incoming administration on Wednesday when he introduced Miguel Cardona as his choice for U.S. Secretary of Education. Biden has already nominated Alejandro Majorkas as secretary of Homeland Security and Xavier Becerra to head the Department of Health and Human Services, both Latinos. During the presidential campaign, Biden pledged to dramatically increase federal funding for schools and provide universal access to pre-kindergarten programs for 3 and 4-year-olds. Biden has not chosen an attorney general, the most prominent slot he has yet to fill. The elder Biden has vowed not to interfere in the investigation or discuss it with his nominee.
Persons: Joe Biden, Miguel Cardona, Cardona, Biden, Alejandro Majorkas, Xavier Becerra, “ It’s, ” Cardona, , , “ There’s, Hunter Biden Organizations: U.S, U.S . Senate, Homeland Security, of Health, Human Services, America, Puerto Rican, Republicans Locations: WILMINGTON, Del, Connecticut, Cardona, Wilmington, America, Puerto, U.S
President Donald Trump tweeted out a video he recorded from the White House Tuesday night expressing criticism for the COVID-19 relief bill and the $1.4 trillion omnibus bill with which it was packaged. Trump suggested that he would not sign the relief package unless $600 relief payments were increased. Trump closed out his four-minute message by saying that he was unhappy with several COVID-19 relief provisions, including the decision to pay qualifying Americans a one-time $600 check. Even prior to the election, Trump told reporters that he couldn't promise a peaceful transition of power and suggested that there would be no transition anyway. More recently, White House aides have told reporters that Trump refuses to acknowledge his loss.
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Hunter Biden ramped up business activities with European and Chinese tycoons as his father exited the vice presidency four years ago. For him it was a potential path to income; for the tycoons, the Biden family name promised to burnish their reputations. These arrangements now loom over President-elect Joe Biden. A federal criminal tax investigation into Hunter Biden’s business dealings is under way, with findings potentially trickling out in coming months. “Based on all the facts known to date, Joe Biden has a lot of explaining to do,” Mr. Grassley said recently.
Persons: Hunter Biden, Biden, Joe Biden, Hunter, Sen, Chuck Grassley, , Mr, Grassley Organizations: Wall Street, Republicans, Senate Finance, Republican Locations: China, Romanian, , Iowa
WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors have discussed making a legal request for Rudy Giuliani's electronic communications, two sources familiar with the probe tell NBC News, a sign that the investigation into President Donald Trump's personal attorney remains active and may soon be ramping up. Prosecutors for the Southern District of New York have been in communication with Justice Department officials in Washington about gaining access to Giuliani's emails, the two sources said. The two sources familiar, however, say the investigation into Giuliani is ongoing, with one saying it is "very active." A Justice Department spokeswoman declined to comment, as did Nicholas Biase, a spokesperson for the Southern District of New York. "It's sensible to perhaps treat a search warrant as an overt investigative step," said Rosenberg, an NBC News analyst.
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President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Tuesday lashed out against federal prosecutors investigating him, suggesting they are acting as "secret police" and serving the political interests of President-elect Joe Biden. "I'm proud to be number one on Biden Vindictive government list," Giuliani wrote in a tweet. It is not known exactly why SDNY prosecutors are investigating Giuliani, who currently is leading Trump's extremely long-shot efforts to reverse Biden's Electoral College victory. Last year, The Wall Street Journal reported that SDNY prosecutors had reviewed Giuliani's bank records in connection with a probe of his dealings in Ukraine. The DA's office has a warrant empowering it to obtain Trump's tax records and other financial documents from his long-time accounting firm.
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Attorney General Bill Barr undercut President Donald Trump's election conspiracy theories on Monday, when he said he would not appoint a special counsel to investigate election fraud or Hunter Biden because there is no need. Over the weekend, Trump met with appellate lawyer Sidney Powell about a potential voter fraud investigation. Pressed by reporters on a special counsel investigation, voter fraud and talk of seizing voting machines, Barr offered little support for any such moves. The president has spent months arguing there is widespread voter fraud in the election, baselessly claiming he lost the general election in November because of it. Barr has said authorities were properly handling an ongoing investigation into the younger Biden's taxes and he dismissed a question about a special counsel investigation into Hunter Biden.
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Barr: no plans to appoint special counsel in Hunter Biden probe
  + stars: | 2020-12-21 | by ( Mark Hosenball | David Shepardson | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
Slideshow ( 2 images )WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Monday he has no plans to appoint a special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden, son of President-elect Joe Biden. Barr, who is set to leave office this week, also said he will not appoint any special counsel to investigate unsubstantiated allegations of election fraud. Hunter Biden disclosed earlier this month the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Delaware is investigating his tax affairs. The Hunter Biden investigation “is being handled responsibly and professionally currently within the department,” Barr told a news conference. Last week, Barr’s successor, Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, in a Reuters interview declined to say if he would appoint a special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden or election issues.
Persons: William Barr, Hunter Biden, Joe Biden, Barr, , ” Barr, Jeffrey Rosen Organizations: U.S, Attorney’s Locations: WASHINGTON, U.S, Delaware
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General William Barr has no plans to appoint special counsels to investigate President-elect Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, or to investigate President Donald Trump’s unfounded claims of election fraud, he said on Monday. State and federal election officials have repeatedly said there is no evidence to support Trump’s claims that his defeat was the result of widespread fraud. Hunter Biden disclosed earlier this month the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Delaware is investigating his tax affairs. The Hunter Biden investigation “is being handled responsibly and professionally currently within the department,” Barr told a news conference. Trump has privately been mulling whether to pressure the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel to look in to Hunter Biden, according to a person familiar with the matter, Reuters reported earlier.
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Barr Won’t Appoint Special Counsel to Probe Vote-Fraud Claims or Hunter Biden
  + stars: | 2020-12-21 | by ( Aruna Viswanatha | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
The White House didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Mr. Barr’s comments come days before he is set to depart from his post, amid disagreements between him and President Trump over the treatment of Hunter Biden and allegations of election fraud. He said he hoped the Biden administration would handle the investigation into the president-elect’s son “responsibly.”Mr. Barr’s deputy, Jeffrey Rosen, will become the acting attorney general for the last few weeks of the Trump administration, and could take a different approach. Associates have said they didn’t expect Mr. Rosen to deviate from Mr. Barr’s policies. Mr. Rosen declined to comment on whether he would make such an appointment in an interview with Reuters last week.
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Attorney General Bill Barr said Monday that he will not appoint special counsels to investigate either President-elect Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden or election fraud. Trump has reportedly pushed for Sidney Powell, a conservative attorney who has promoted conspiracy theories about election fraud, as a special prosecutor to investigate the matter. "If I thought a special counsel at this stage was the right tool and was appropriate, I would name one, but I haven't and I'm not going to," Barr said of a potential special counsel into election fraud. Barr also said he will not appoint a special counsel to investigate Trump's baseless claims of widespread fraud in the 2020 election. Only the attorney general, not the president, can appoint a special counsel.
Persons: Bill Barr, Joe Biden's, Hunter Biden, Trump, Sidney Powell, I'm, Barr, Donald Trump, Hunter Organizations: Wall Street Journal, Department, New York Times, Times, Trump, Biden Locations: Delaware, Manhattan , New York, United States
William Barr: No need to appoint prosecutors to investigate Hunter Biden
  + stars: | 2020-12-21 | by ( ) edition.cnn.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: 1 min
Attorney General William Barr says he has no intention to appoint a special counsel to investigate President-elect Joe Biden's son Hunter.
Persons: William Barr, Joe Biden's, Hunter
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