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ET Live Updates: Biden Plans Major Expansion of Vaccinations and Virus Relief President-elect Joe Biden unveiled an ambitious $1.9 trillion spending package. That means the trial will not effectively start until after Mr. Biden is sworn in on Wednesday, officials involved in the planning said. Mr. Romney was the only Republican last year to vote to convict Mr. Trump when the House impeached him for pressuring Ukraine to incriminate Mr. Biden. Speaking from Delaware on Thursday to introduce his sweeping economic plan, Mr. Biden urged lawmakers to come together and pass additional relief. “The very health of our nation is at stake,” Mr. Biden said, speaking from Delaware.
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Trump committed 'impeachable offense' -Murkowski
  + stars: | 2021-01-15 | by ( Reuters Editorial | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.98   time to read: 1 min
PoliticsTrump committed 'impeachable offense' -MurkowskiPostedRepublican Senator Lisa Murkowski, who has already called for Trump to resign over his actions on Jan. 6, said on Wednesday "I believe that this President has committed an impeachable offense."
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Cramer and others have been buzzing about a legal assessment from retired federal judge J. Michael Luttig saying the Senate can't hold an impeachment trial once Trump leaves office. Under the Senate rules, the upper chamber must prioritize the Trump trial once the House officially delivers its article of impeachment charging Trump with inciting rioters who stormed the Capitol. But the senator acknowledged that Republicans like him are also worried about backlash from Trump and his supporters as the impeachment trial approaches. Chief Justice John Roberts presided over President Trump's first impeachment trial in early 2021. Cramer said he doesn't think there are 17 GOP Senate votes who would join with all 50 Democrats to convict Trump.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is considering a vote to convict President Donald Trump in an impeachment trial, Republican sources told Insider. "It's the time to shiv him and then brace for the fallout," said one GOP source with ties to the Trump White House. Sources close to the White House say the president's team remains in chaos after last week's riot. They also don't believe McConnell has the votes to convict him, according to another Republican close to the White House. "He's only going to get stronger," one of the sources close to the White House said, "if he survives all this."
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Senate Plans Trial for Trump as G.O.P. Weighs Risks of Convicting
  + stars: | 2021-01-14 | by ( Nicholas Fandos | Catie Edmondson | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
That means the trial will not effectively start until after Mr. Biden is sworn in on Wednesday, officials involved in the planning said. Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California has discretion over when to transmit the article of impeachment, formally initiating the Senate proceeding. With Republicans fractured after the president’s bid to overturn the election inspired a rampage, many of them were trying to gauge the dynamics of a vote to convict Mr. Trump. Ms. Cheney had joined nine other members of the party who voted with Democrats to charge the president with “incitement of insurrection.”Most Senate Republicans stayed publicly silent about their positions. But Senator Lisa Murkowski, Republican of Alaska and one of the president’s leading critics, signaled on Thursday that she was among a small group in her party so far considering convicting Mr. Trump.
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Under the U.S. Constitution, impeachment in the House triggers a trial in the Senate. The New York Times reported that McConnell is said to be pleased by the House impeachment push. At least five House Republicans, including Liz Cheney, a member of her party’s leadership team, said they would vote for impeachment. Hoyer told reporters he expected between 10 and 20 House Republicans to vote for impeachment on Wednesday. Democrats could also use an impeachment trial to push through a vote blocking Trump from running for office again.
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Some Republicans made speeches earlier in the day urging the House not to impeach Trump in the interest in promoting national healing. The New York Times reported that McConnell is said to be pleased by the House impeachment push. At least five House Republicans, including Liz Cheney, a member of her party’s leadership team, said they would vote for impeachment. Hoyer told reporters he expected between 10 and 20 House Republicans to vote for impeachment on Wednesday. Democrats could also use an impeachment trial to push through a vote blocking Trump from running for office again.
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The House debated a single article of impeachment formally charging Trump with inciting insurrection. Under the U.S. Constitution, impeachment in the House triggers a trial in the Senate. At least five House Republicans, including Liz Cheney, a member of her party’s leadership team, said they would vote for impeachment. “If you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore,” Trump told his supporters. Democrats could also use an impeachment trial to push through a vote blocking Trump from running for office again.
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Seven days before the president leaves office, the House plans to charge him with high crimes and misdemeanors for inciting an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week. President Donald Trump , a man hyperaware of his achievements and place in history, will add a first to his record on Wednesday. The House will send the article across the Capitol immediately, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., told NBC News on Wednesday. The Capitol insurrection made more GOP lawmakers willing to boot their party's president from office. At least five House Republicans will vote to impeach Trump on Wednesday.
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A second impeachment trial for President Donald Trump will likely drag into President-elect Joe Biden's term as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will not bring the upper chamber back earlier than Tuesday. Schumer had urged his GOP counterpart to use emergency powers to swiftly hold a trial and vote on whether to convict Trump and remove him from office. The Senate trial after the House first impeached Trump took nearly three weeks, from mid-January until early February of last year. However, a Senate vote to convict Trump would prevent him from becoming president again in 2025. However, he has not commented on whether he would vote to convict Trump if impeachment came to the Senate.
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Trump is the first president to be impeached twice. The House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday afternoon over his role in inciting an attempted coup at the US Capitol that resulted in five deaths. Trump is now the first president to be impeached twice; he was previously impeached on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress over the Ukraine scandal. Trump watched the hourslong siege play out on television from his perch at the White House. Three Cabinet secretaries resigned, as did the former White House press secretary, deputy press secretary, deputy national security advisor, the former White House chief of staff, and others in the Commerce Department and National Security Council.
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This is the second time Trump has been impeached, and it is the most bipartisan impeachment vote in US history. One Republican voted to impeach Trump the first time, and five Democrats voted to impeach President Bill Clinton in the late 1990s. No Democrats voted to impeach President Andrew Johnson in 1868, and President Richard Nixon resigned before he was impeached. It was the second time Trump was impeached and the most bipartisan impeachment vote in US history. Five House Democrats voted to impeach President Bill Clinton in the late 1990s, and no Democrats voted to impeach President Andrew Johnson in 1868.
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Opinion | How the Republican Party Could Break
  + stars: | 2021-01-12 | by ( Ross Douthat | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
With this sense of persecution in the background and the Trump family posturing as party leaders, the voter-fraud mythology becomes a litmus test in many congressional elections, and baroque conspiracy theories pervade primary campaigns. Either way, under these conditions that party could really collapse or really break. The collapse would happen if Trumpists with a dolchstoss narrative and a strong Q vibe start winning nominations for Senate seats and governorships in states that right now only lean Republican. Alternatively, a party dominated by the Trump family at the grassroots level, with Greene-like figures as its foot soldiers, could become genuinely untenable as a home for centrist and non-Trumpist politicians. But if Biden governs carefully, if Trump doesn’t go quietly, if MAGA fantasies become right-wing orthodoxies, then the stresses on the Republican Party and conservatism could become too great to bear.
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At least three Republicans in the House of Representatives announced on Tuesday that they will vote to impeach President Donald Trump after the US Capitol siege. At least three House Republicans have come out in support of President Donald Trump's impeachment after he incited a deadly riot at the US Capitol last week. The New York Times reported that the White House expects roughly two dozen Republicans to break ranks and come out in support of impeachment. "The President of the United States summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack," she said in a statement. He continued: "There is no doubt in my mind that the President of the United States broke his oat of office and incited this insurrection.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell believes President Donald Trump has committed multiple impeachable offenses and is "pleased" at the idea of him being impeached, according to The New York Times. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is said to be talking to GOP colleagues about whether he should ask Trump to resign, per The Times. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell believes President Donald Trump has committed multiple impeachable offenses and is "pleased" at the idea of Trump being impeached and removed from office, The New York Times reported on Tuesday. McConnell has been one of Trump's most steadfast allies who stood by the embattled president during his first Senate impeachment trial in January 2020. Unlike during Trump's first House impeachment trial in December 2019, McCarthy has not "whipped" his caucus against voting for impeachment.
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Rob Portman said President Donald Trump will be to blame for violence committed by his supporters if he doesn't "unambiguously" urge them to "remain peaceful" after last week's insurrection. This comes after federal law enforcement officials have warned lawmakers that far-right extremists and other pro-Trump groups are planning more potentially violent demonstrations. This comes after federal law enforcement officials have warned lawmakers that far-right extremists and other pro-Trump groups are planning more potentially violent demonstrations. "Today, I call on President Trump to address the nation and explicitly urge his supporters to remain peaceful and refrain from violence," Portman said in a Tuesday statement. Trump's incitement of the rioters attracted widespread condemnation, including from Republican lawmakers and members of his own administration, some of whom resigned in response.
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The final days of his presidency could become the most defining, as Trump is estranged from even his most devout allies in Washington and once again facing impeachment. A growing number of his onetime allies publicly rebuked or privately avoided him over the weekend, and he could not strike back on Twitter after it banned him Friday. “People just don’t want to be in his line of sight,” a former White House official said. Inside the White House, Trump has a shrinking staff to help him carry out any last-minute moves. He has been working with White House counsel to “figure out the paperwork piece of that,” according to a person familiar with the matter.
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Five people died in the rampage through the seat of government by Trump’s backers after a fiery speech denouncing the Nov. 3 election results by the Republican president. Lawmakers were forced to flee, as the building was mobbed by Trump supporters - many wearing hats with his slogan and waving flags with his name - who overwhelmed security forces. Slideshow ( 4 images )Aides to House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy did not immediately respond to a request for comment. McCarthy on Friday rejected the idea of impeaching Trump, saying it would only compound divisions within the United States. Slideshow ( 4 images )Lisa Murkowski on Friday became the first Republican U.S. senator to say Trump should resign immediately.
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House prepares to impeach Trump for inciting the U.S. Capitol riot
  + stars: | 2021-01-11 | by ( Jacob Pramuk | ) www.cnbc.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
It puts them just shy of the 218-vote majority needed to impeach Trump in the House, though the number could end up lower due to vacancies and absences. The House will likely vote to impeach Trump by later this week, only a few days before President-elect Joe Biden will take office one week from Wednesday. Trump exhorted his supporters outside the White House to march on the Capitol shortly before the Capitol siege and repeated lies that widespread fraud cost him the November election. The White House and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., have argued impeachment would divide the country. If all Democrats vote to convict Trump, 17 Republicans would have to join them to meet the needed two-thirds threshold.
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Republican West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice told CNBC on Monday the pro-Trump riot at the U.S. Capitol last week made the country "look terrible" and he urged Americans to put aside their political affiliations. "What happened with the attack on our Capitol, with people who were just out of control, is despicable," Justice said on "Squawk on the Street." First elected as a Democrat, Justice switched to the GOP in 2017 at a rally alongside President Donald Trump. Justice sharply criticized Evans, who was charged with a two misdemeanors for disorderly conduct and entering a restricted area.
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Republican U.S. Senator Toomey says Trump should resign
  + stars: | 2021-01-10 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) during a hearing before the Congressional Oversight Commission at Dirksen Senate Office Building, in Washington, U.S., December 10, 2020. Senator Pat Toomey said on Sunday that President Donald Trump, a fellow Republican, should resign after his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in a deadly rampage last week. Toomey, who has been a supporter of Trump until recently, became the second Senate Republican to call for the president to step down. Senator Lisa Murkowski said on Friday that Trump should resign immediately and suggested she would consider leaving the party if Republicans cannot part from him. He descended into a level of madness and engaged in activity that’s just absolutely unthinkable and unforgivable,” Toomey told CNN.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A second Republican U.S. senator called for President Donald Trump to resign on Sunday, saying the Republican president could face criminal liability after the deadly storming of the U.S. Capitol by his supporters. Toomey’s call followed that of fellow Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski, who said on Friday that Trump should resign immediately. Republican Senator Ben Sasse, a frequent Trump critic, told CBS he would “definitely consider” impeachment. Republican leaders have urged the Democratic-led House not to initiate impeachment proceedings for a historic second time against Trump. The Republican-controlled Senate cleared Trump during his first impeachment trial over allegations he threatened U.S. national security.
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The intensifying effort to oust Trump has drawn scattered support from Republicans, whose party has been divided by the president’s actions. SCATTERED REPUBLICAN SUPPORT FOR REMOVALA small but growing number of Republican lawmakers have joined calls for Trump to step down, and several high-ranking administration officials have resigned in protest. Mitch McConnell, the Republican Senate majority leader, has suggested any trial would likely occur after Trump’s term ends, when Democrats will take control of the Senate thanks to victories in two Georgia runoff elections last week. But a Senate conviction requires a two-third majority, which would take at least 17 Republican votes. Democratic President-elect Joe Biden has not taken a position on Trump’s impeachment, saying he will leave it to Congress to decide.
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He told CNN he believed Trump could be held criminally liable in the events at the Capitol. Lisa Murkowski on Friday became the first Republican U.S. senator to say Trump should resign immediately, and Republican Ben Sasse said he would “definitely consider” impeachment. Republican leaders have urged the Democratic-led House not to initiate impeachment proceedings for a historic second time against Trump. The House could take up impeachment on Tuesday or Wednesday, Clyburn told CNN’s “State of the Union.”Biden has not taken a position on Trump’s impeachment, saying he will leave it to Congress. The Republican-controlled Senate cleared Trump during his first impeachment trial over allegations he threatened U.S. national security.
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Trump has not made a public appearance since Wednesday's siege of the US Capitol building. He is now considering a media blitz in the final days of his presidency to ramp up his achievements, sources told the Daily Beast. In these interviews, Trump hopes to discuss the Middle East peace deals secured by him and Jared Kushner. Following Wednesday's siege at the Capitol, President Donald Trump has been uncharacteristically absent from public view. The Daily Beast said the media offensive would be an attempt to elevate his achievements while in office.
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