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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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TRUMP IMPEACHED FOR A HISTORIC SECOND TIME

TRUMP IMPEACHED FOR A HISTORIC SECOND TIME

THE House of Representatives has voted to make Donald Trump the first U.S. president ever to be impeached twice, formally charging him in his waning days in power with inciting an insurrection just a week after a violent mob of his supporters stormed the Capitol. The vote in the Democratic-controlled House was 232-197 following a deadly assault on American democracy, with 10 Republicans joining the Democrats in backing impeachment. But it appeared unlikely that the extraordinarily swift impeachment would lead to Trump's ouster before the Republican president's four-year term ends and Democratic President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated on Jan. 20.…
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Trump’s coming impeachment trial aggravates rift among Republicans

Trump’s coming impeachment trial aggravates rift among Republicans

SUSAN CORNWELL THE coming second impeachment trial of former U.S. President Donald Trump on a charge of inciting the deadly storming of the Capitol has aggravated a rift among his fellow Republicans that was on full display on Sunday. At least one Republican, Senator Mitt Romney, said he believed the trial, which could lead to a vote banning Trump from future office, was a necessary response to the former president's inflammatory call to his supporters to "fight" his election defeat before the Jan. 6 attack. Ten Republicans joined the House of Representatives in voting to impeach Trump on a charge…
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