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Trump faces 2nd impeachment after Capitol siege

Trump faces 2nd impeachment after Capitol siege

RICHARD COWAN and JOSEPH AX CONGRESSIONAL Democrats have weighed impeaching President Donald Trump for a second time, two days after his false claims of election fraud helped encourage a mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol. Democratic leaders including House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called for immediate impeachment proceedings if Vice President Mike Pence and Trump's cabinet refused to take steps to remove Trump from power. "The president's dangerous and seditious acts necessitate his immediate removal from office," they said in a statement on Thursday evening, accusing Trump of inciting an "insurrection." As calls…
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Democrats barreling toward impeaching Trump in wake of Capitol siege

Democrats barreling toward impeaching Trump in wake of Capitol siege

RICHARD COWAN and DAVID MORGAN DEMOCRATS in the U.S. House of Representatives plan to impeach Donald Trump today unless he steps down or is removed before then, after drawing up charges accusing him of inciting insurrection ahead of last week's siege of the Capitol. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told his fellow Democrats the chamber would take up impeachment today if Vice President Mike Pence does not invoke the U.S. Constitution's 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office, a House aide said. Passage would make Trump, a Republican, the only U.S. president ever to be impeached twice. An impeachment would…
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Judge calls Capitol siege ‘violent insurrection,’ orders man who wore horns held

Judge calls Capitol siege ‘violent insurrection,’ orders man who wore horns held

BRAD HEATH, SARAH N. LYNCH and JAN WOLFE A federal judge on Friday ordered a far-right conspiracy theorist who left an ominous note for Vice President Mike Pence inside the U.S. Capitol to be detained pending trial, saying he participated in a "violent insurrection." In U.S. District Court in Phoenix, Arizona, Magistrate Judge Deborah Fine ruled that Jacob Chansley, who was famously photographed inside the U.S. Senate Chamber wearing horns during the Capitol riots, should not be released from custody. Chansley, a Navy veteran and follower of QAnon, allegedly left a note for Pence warning: "It's only a matter of…
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Woman may have tried to sell Pelosi computer device to Russians

Woman may have tried to sell Pelosi computer device to Russians

U.S. law enforcement is investigating whether a woman took a laptop computer or hard drive from the U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office during the January 6 siege of the Capitol and tried to sell the device to Russian intelligence, according to a court filing. A woman identified in a warrant logged January 17, 2021, by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as Riley June Williams, a Pennsylvania woman accused of unlawfully breaching the U.S. Capitol building and directing people to U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office is seen in an undated driver's license photograph. FBI/Handout…
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Congressman sues Trump over deadly Capitol siege

Congressman sues Trump over deadly Capitol siege

JAN WOLFE and LISA LAMBERT  A US Democratic congressman has sued Donald Trump, his lawyer Rudy Giuliani and other allies of the former president over the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol when violent Trump supporters tried to stop the certification of Trump's election defeat. The civil lawsuit, filed in federal court in Washington, alleges that the attack, which left five dead including a police officer, was a "direct and foreseeable consequence" of unlawful actions by Trump, Giuliani, Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., Republican congressman Mo Brooks and others. "As such, the Defendants are responsible for the injury and…
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U.S. Senate honors police officer who protected lawmakers in riot

U.S. Senate honors police officer who protected lawmakers in riot

MAKINI BRICE AFTER hours of heated arguments in former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, lawmakers found a rare moment of consensus when the U.S. Senate voted to award the highest honor Congress can bestow to one of the police officers who responded to the January 6 Capitol siege. By unanimous consent, the Senate passed a measure to give the Congressional Gold Medal to officer Eugene Goodman of the U.S. Capitol Police force. Goodman steered rioters away from lawmakers as a pro-Trump mob rampaged through the Capitol while Congress gathered to formally certify President Joe Biden's election victory. In a video…
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