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Donald Trump (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

Democratic congressman sues Trump over role in US Capitol riot


A Democratic congressman has accused Donald Trump in a federal lawsuit of inciting the deadly insurrection at the US Capitol and of conspiring with his lawyer and extremist groups to try to prevent Congress from certifying the results of the presidential election.

Senate minority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republican legislators and staff talk on the floor of the US senate (AP)

US senate reaches deal to skip witnesses in Trump impeachment trial


US House Democrats began wrapping up their impeachment case against Donald Trump after a chaotic Senate session in which they gave up a late plan for witness testimony that could have significantly prolonged the trial, and delayed a vote on whether the former president incited the deadly Capitol insurrection.

Donald Trump (Alex Brandon/AP)

Senators set for vote in Trump impeachment trial


US senators are poised to vote on whether Donald Trump will be held accountable for inciting the deadly attack at the Capitol after a speedy trial laid bare the violence and danger to their own lives and the fragility of the tradition of a peaceful transfer of presidential power.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell arrives at the Capitol on Thursday for the impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump (J Scott Applewhite/AP)

Chilling video footage becomes key exhibit in Trump trial


Chilling security footage of last month’s deadly insurrection at the US Capitol has become a key exhibit in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial as politicians prosecuting the case wrap up their opening arguments for why Mr Trump should be convicted of inciting the siege.