Former President Donald Trump is welcoming his second impeachment acquittal and says his movement “has only just begun.”
The Senate voted 57-43 in a rare Saturday session to acquit former president Donald Trump for his alleged role in the deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol, falling short of the 67 votes needed for a conviction.
During a brief debate prior to the vote over whether the Senate would call witnesses, the Senate chamber was scolded after laughing during remarks from Trump impeachment lawyer Michael van der Veen.
Word of McConnell’s decision came Saturday before what is expected to be a final day in the historic trial on the charge that Trump incited an insurrection in the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol.
The impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump is speeding toward a conclusion and near-certain acquittal, perhaps as soon as Saturday.
Prosecutors wrapped up an emotional two days of opening arguments in the impeachment trial, with Trump’s defense to take the floor on Friday.
For the first time, senators saw detailed security video of the break-in and heard grim emergency calls from Capitol police pleading for back-up as they were overwhelmed.
Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz has offered to represent former President Trump in his second impeachment trial, saying he'd be willing to resign from his House seat if needed: "I only regret that I have but one political career to give to my president."
House Democrats delivered the impeachment case against Donald Trump to the Senate late Monday for the start of his historic trial, but Republican senators were easing off their criticism of the former president and shunning calls to convict him over the deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol.
Vermont Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy "is expected to preside" over the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, a Senate source told Fox News on Monday, signaling that Chief Justice John Roberts will not be forced to oversee the politically charged arguments now that Trump is out of office.
Sen. McConnell continues to hold great sway in his party, even though convening the trial could be among his last acts as majority leader.
The timing is not set and depends heavily on when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi decides to transmit the article of impeachment to the Senate.
At least 10 GOP lawmakers have voted to impeach President Donald Trump as the House secured enough votes Wednesday to impeach Trump for a second time, just a week after he encouraged loyalists to “fight like hell” against election results and a mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol.
President Donald Trump is on the verge of being impeached for a second time.
Pelosi made the announcement in a letter to colleagues. She said the House will act with solemnity but also urgency with just days remaining before Trump is to leave office on Jan. 20.
The White House said Tuesday that President Donald Trump remains committed to holding a Fourth of July celebration in the nation’s capital even as Democratic lawmakers from the region -- one of the hardest hit by the coronavirus -- warn that the area will not be ready to hold a major event.
President Donald Trump fired two key witnesses during his impeachment trial - ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, and National Security Council aide, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman.
President Donald Trump held a “victory” speech in the White House Tuesday, one day after the Senate acquitted him in his impeachment trial.
The president plans to make his impeachment statement at 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT at The White House.
“They have done everything possible to destroy us and by so doing very badly hurt our nation,” said Trump, who triumphantly held up copies of two newspapers with huge "ACQUITTED!" headlines as he took the stage.