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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. ...

Not Guilty: Split Senate acquits Trump of impeachment

In this image from video, Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, back row second from left, stands and cast a 'guilty' vote on the first article of impeachment, abuse of power, during the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020.

Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press

February 5, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump won impeachment acquittal Wednesday in the U.S. Senate, bringing to a close only the third presidential trial in American history with votes that split the country, tested civic norms and fed the tumultuous 2020 race for the White House. A majority of ...

Impeachment trial week in review Jan. 27 – Feb. 2

In this May 1, 2019 file photo, National security adviser John Bolton talks to reporters outside the White House in Washington.

Cailey Gleeson, Nation & World Editor

February 3, 2020

MONDAY, Jan. 27 – Trump’s defense team continued their opening statements, with Alan Dershowitz taking the stand. Dershowitz argued that the charges against the president are too vague and went on to accuse House managers of “psychoanalyzing” Trump’s actions. Former Vice President Joe Biden...

OPINION: Why Democrats win even if they lose

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives as defense arguments by the Republicans resume in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020.

Kyle Asta, Contributing Writer

January 27, 2020

There will be many things that could decide the 2020 elections and whether President Donald Trump gets reelected or not. The economy could fall into a hole, war with Iran could heat up, or perhaps most importantly, the Senate’s decision whether to convict Trump of two impeachable offenses or not. It...

OPINION: Impeachment is justified, but a giant mistake

Night falls on the Capitol, in Washington during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. For all the gravity of a presidential impeachment trial, Americans don’t seem to be giving it much weight. Web traffic and TV ratings tell a similar story, with public interest seeming to flag after the House voted last month to impeach a president for only the third time in U.S. history.

Shane René, Editor-in-Chief

January 26, 2020

Shortly after House Democrats launched their impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, conservative political commentator and baseball superfan George F. Will described watching House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spar with the Trump administration as like watching baseball legend Omar Vizquel play shorts...

Impeachment week in review

House Democratic impeachment managers, from left, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., Rep. Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., speak at the Capitol in Washington, to discuss the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020.

Cailey Gleeson, Nation & World Editor

January 26, 2020

The impeachment trial against President Donald Trump officially kicked off in the Senate this week, with Republicans and Democrats clashing almost every step of the way. MONDAY, Jan. 20 – Trump’s legal team – led by Pat Cipollone – filed a legal brief that argued the two articles of impeachment ag...

Impeachment inquiry week in review Jan. 13 – Jan. 19

President Donald Trump walks up the steps of Air Force One at Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Fla., Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. Trump is heading to Austin, Texas to speak at the American Farm Bureau Federation's convention before returning to Washington later in the evening.

Cailey Gleeson, Nation & World Editor

January 19, 2020

TUESDAY, Jan. 14 - The House released documents that show Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani requested a private meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymir Zelenskiy with “Trump’s knowledge and consent”—a claim Trump denied to reporters on Jan. 16. The documents came as part of evidence turn...

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...

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