Impeachment

Senate minority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republican legislators and staff talk on the floor of the US senate (AP)
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US senate reaches deal to skip witnesses in Trump impeachment trial

13/02/2021

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.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell arrives at the Capitol on Thursday for the impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump (J Scott Applewhite/AP)
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Chilling video footage becomes key exhibit in Trump trial

11/02/2021

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.

Security video shows Vice President Mike Pence being evacuated as rioters breach the Capitol (Senate Television/AP)
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Chilling new footage shown in Trump impeachment trial

11/02/2021

Prosecutors unveiled chilling new security video in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial on Wednesday, showing the mob of rioters breaking into the Capitol and searching menacingly for Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Impeachment managers walk through the Rotunda to the Senate for the impeachment trial (Alex Brandon/AP)
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Democrats to argue Trump alone incited mob

10/02/2021

House Democrats are set to begin two days of arguments in Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial, trying to convince sceptical Republicans that the former president alone was responsible for inciting his mob of supporters who broke into the US Capitol on January 6.

Members of the national guard patrol outside the US Capitol (Jose Luis Magana/AP)
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Senators to hear opening arguments as Trump fumes over trial

10/02/2021

Opening arguments will begin in Donald Tump’s impeachment trial after an emotional first day ended with the Senate voting to hear the case for convicting the former president of inciting the riot at the US Capitol even though he is no longer in office.

Insurrectionists loyal to President Donald Trump climb on an inauguration platform on the West Front of the US Capitol in Washington on January 6 (Jose Luis Magana/AP)
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How will the Trump impeachment trial unfold?

09/02/2021

Former US president Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment trial will force the Senate to decide whether to convict him of incitement of insurrection after a violent mob of his supporters laid siege to the US Capitol on January 6.

Rioters storm the US Capitol on January 6 in an insurrection which has led to Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial (John Minchillo/AP)
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Stage set for Trump impeachment trial

09/02/2021

The Senate will launch Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment trial on Tuesday, with lawyers for the former president insisting he is not guilty of inciting mob violence at the Capitol to overturn the election.

Rioters storm the US Capitol in Washington on January 6 (John Minchillo/AP)
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US prepares for Trump impeachment trial

08/02/2021

Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment trial will open this week with a sense of urgency, from Democrats who want to hold the former president accountable for the violent US Capitol siege and Republicans who want it over as fast as possible.