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Impeachment trial ends with acquittal for Trump

President Donald Trump smiles during a meeting with Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Cailey Gleeson, Nation & World Editor

February 13, 2020

After months of inquiry into President Donald Trump’s suspect activities in Ukraine, the trial came to a close last week as the Senate  voted to acquit Trump. The week began with House impeachment managers and Trump’s defense team making their closing arguments. Lead manager for the House, Rep. ...

Impeachment inquiry week in review

Impeachment inquiry week in review

Cailey Gleeson, Nation & World Editor

January 12, 2020

The impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump is set to move to trial in the Senate within the coming weeks following the House’s landmark Dec. 18 decision to adopt two articles of impeachment against Trump: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Mon. Jan. 6 – John Bolton, former national security advisor, said he is prepared to testify in the trial against Trump — to the surprise of Republicans. “Accor...

Trump impeached on charges of abuse of power, obstruction

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Battle Creek, Mich., Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019.

Associated Press

December 19, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives, becoming only the third American chief executive to be formally charged under the Constitution’s ultimate remedy for high crimes and misdemeanors. The historic vote split along party lines Wednesday n...

Impeachment charges head to House; Trump cries anew: ‘Hoax’

Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, left, and Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, arrive for the vote on two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Associated Press

December 13, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats propelled President Donald Trump’s impeachment toward a historic vote by the full U.S. House as the Judiciary Committee on Friday approved charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. It's the latest major step in the constitutional and political storm that has...

Democrats say Trump impeachment charges must come swiftly

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters during her weekly news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019.

Associated Press

December 5, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats moved aggressively to draw up formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Thursday, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying he “leaves us no choice” but to act swiftly because he's likely to corrupt the system again unless removed before next year's...

Impeachment Inquiry Week in Review Nov. 11 thru Nov. 17

Former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testifies before Congress Friday, Nov. 15, 2019.

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

November 18, 2019

The impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump continued this week, with plenty of rancor and partisan rhetoric. Democrats say there is evidence that Trump held up military aid to Ukraine over a sought-after corruption investigation into Joe Biden and his son Hunter, the Democratic Party, and the o...

Rough transcript of first Trump-Zelenskiy call released

President Donald Trump talks to the media before leaving the White House, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, in Washington. Trump is attending the NCAA college football game between Louisiana State University and Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Associated Press

November 15, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday released the summary transcript of his April congratulatory call with Ukraine’s president-elect, the latest salvo in the White House effort to blunt Democratic allegations that Trump abused his power by pressuring a foreign leader to get involved in U.S...

As impeachment hearings open, Trump downplays the moment

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Washington.

Associated Press

November 13, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Professing disinterest, President Donald Trump said Wednesday he was “too busy” doing the people’s business to watch the impeachment hearings that imperil his presidency. But even as Trump tried to suggest he was above the fray, the president tweeted two dozen times before ...

Impeachment Inquiry Week in Review: Nov. 4 thru Nov. 8

Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, arrives at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019.

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

November 11, 2019

Mon, Nov. 4 — President Donald Trump declined the whistleblower’s offer to answer written questions from House Republicans, saying on Twitter the whistleblower must testify in person; a federal appeals court in New York said Trump’s tax returns can be turned over to state criminal investigators; several o...

Watergate redux? Trump impeachment inquiry heads for live TV

In this May 18, 1973, file photo, the hearing of the Senate select committee on the Watergate case on Capitol Hill in Washington. In 1973, millions of Americans tuned in to what Variety called

David Crary, Associated Press

November 10, 2019

Back in 1973, tens of millions of Americans tuned in to what Variety called "the hottest daytime soap opera" — the Senate Watergate hearings that eventually led to President Richard Nixon's resignation. It was a communal experience, and by some estimates, more than 80% of Americans tuned in to at ...

Impeachment inquiry week in review: Oct. 28 thru Nov. 3

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

November 5, 2019

It all started with a phone call between President Donald Trump and the newly elected president of Ukraine, Volodomyr Zekenskiy in July. That call, Democrats allege, shows the U.S. president engaging in quid pro quo with his Ukrainian counterpart — holding up planned military aid the Eastern Europe...

Impeachment Inquiry week in review: Oct. 21 thru Oct. 25

Ambassador William Taylor arrives at the Capitol in Washington to testify before House committees as part of the Democrats’ impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019.

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

October 28, 2019

MONDAY, Oct. 21 — Mick Mulvaney said he would not resign over comments he made saying that the Trump administration held up military aid to Ukraine over an investigation into Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden, his son Hunter and the Democrats; President Donald Trump accused Democrats of “f...

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