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Crucial 24 hours for Trump as impeachment looms

Crucial 24 hours for Trump as impeachment looms

SUSAN CORNWELL and RICHARD COWAN THE U.S. House of Representatives expects to begin considering a second impeachment of Donald Trump tomorrow, a top Democrat has said after the president was formally accused of inciting insurrection ahead of last week's storming of the Capitol. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told his fellow Democrats the chamber would start the impeachment proceedings on Wednesday if Vice President Mike Pence does not respond to a request to invoke the 25th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution to remove Trump from office, a House aide said. Passage would make Trump, a Republican, the only U.S. president…
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‘Bomb-making manuals’ found in home of Proud Boy who stormed U.S. Capitol

‘Bomb-making manuals’ found in home of Proud Boy who stormed U.S. Capitol

JAN WOLFE U.S. law enforcement agents found bomb-making instructions inside the home of a member of the Proud Boys right-wing extremist group who was charged with participating in the January 6 siege of the Capitol, prosecutors have said. Dominic Pezzola, 43, had "weapons- and bomb-making manuals" on a thumb drive device found within his home near Rochester, New York, prosecutors said in a court filing arguing that he should be jailed pending trial. More than 135 people have been arrested so far in connection with the rampage by supporters of then-President Donald Trump that interrupted the formal congressional certification of…
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U.S. Senate acquits Trump, for 2nd time

U.S. Senate acquits Trump, for 2nd time

RICHARD COWAN, DAVID MORGAN and MAKINI BRICE DONALD Trump was yesterday acquitted by the U.S. Senate in his second impeachment trial in 12 months, as his fellow Republicans shielded him from accountability for the deadly assault by his supporters on the U.S. Capitol, a shrine of American democracy. The Senate vote of 57-43 fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to convict Trump on a charge of incitement of insurrection after a five-day trial in the same building ransacked by his followers on January 6 shortly after they heard him deliver an incendiary speech. In the vote, seven of the…
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