A swift impeachment trial of President Donald Trump is unlikely to lead to his ouster before Joe Biden takes office on January 20. This raises the prospect of a bitter trial in the Senate during Biden’s first days in the White House.
One week before Trump is to leave office, a total of 232 lawmakers, including 10 Republicans who broke with the president, voted to impeach the US leader.
Riot shields and gas masks are piled in the hallways and new fencing and other security measures have also gone up around the building that is seen by many as an important global symbol of democracy.
Vice President Pence has raised to objections to invoking the 25th Amendment, a move that involves Pence and a majority of Trump's Cabinet declaring that Trump is unable to perform his duties.
PGA of America president Jim Richerson says President Donald Trump's incitement of violence and encouragement of invading the US Capitol last week was more than reason enough to move the event.
US House speaker Nancy Pelosi says the House will act with solemnity, but also urgency with just days remaining before Trump is to leave office on January 20.
A Peruvian judge banned ousted president Martin Vizcarra from leaving the country days after his dismissal by Congress as the country's political crisis continues.
Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman was escorted out of the White House where he had worked on the National Security Council (NSC). His two-year stint at the White House was due to end in July.
US President Donald Trump gathered scores of loyal Republican legislators, his legal team, wife Melania and White House aides in the ceremonial East Room and brandished the front page of The Washington Post reading: "Trump acquitted."
US President Donald Trump celebrates his acquittal on impeachment charges in a speech that drew on White House pomp to underscore the fact that he remained in office.
The outcome on Wednesday followed months of remarkable impeachment proceedings, from Speaker Nancy Pelosi's House to Mitch McConnell's Senate, reflecting the nation's unrelenting partisan divide three years into the Trump presidency.
The Democratic-led House impeached Trump on Dec 18 on charges of abuse of power for asking Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden and obstruction of Congress for blocking testimony and documents sought by lawmakers in their investigation.
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