Nancy Pelosi

The House of Representatives voted to impeach Donald Trump last Wednesday, a week after the violent insurrection that interrupted the official count of electoral votes (Alex Brandon/AP)

Democrats build impeachment case, alleging ‘dangerous crime’


The lead prosecutor for US President Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment has begun building his case for conviction at trial, asserting that Mr Trump’s incitement of the mob that stormed the US Capitol was “the most dangerous crime” ever committed by a president against the United States.

The House of Representatives voted 232-197 on Wednesday to impeach Donald Trump (Alex Brandon/AP)

Trump impeached after Capitol riot in historic second charge


President Donald Trump has been impeached by the US House of Representatives for a historic second time, charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly mob siege of the US Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in office.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

Nancy Pelosi narrowly re-elected as House speaker


Nancy Pelosi has been narrowly re-elected as speaker, giving her the reins of Democrats’ slender House majority as President-elect Joe Biden sets a challenging course of producing legislation to tackle the pandemic, revive the economy and address other party priorities.