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House transmits article of impeachment against Trump to the Senate, setting the stage for his second impeachment trial

Trump speaks at the "Stop The Steal" Rally on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Trump supporters gathered in the nation's capital today to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images The House of Representatives on Monday transmitted its article of impeachment against Trump to the Senate. Trump was impeached in January for "incitement of insurrection" related to the Capit...
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Here's the schedule for Trump's Senate impeachment trial and how to watch it

Pro-Trump protesters clash with police during the tally of electoral votes that that would certify Joe Biden as the winner of the U.S. presidential election outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/For The Washington Post via Getty Images The Senate will soon kick off Trump's second impeachment trial. The House will transmit its article of impeachment to the Senate on Monday evening. Senators will be sworn in Tuesday and a summons will ...
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Senators who backed Trump's election challenge may rethink their stance on impeachment after losing corporate funding, experts say

President Donald Trump pumps his fist as he departs on the South Lawn of the White House, on December 12, 2020. Al Drago/Getty Images The mass exodus of corporate backing could affect how senators vote on Trump's impeachment trial, experts say. Dozens of companies have pulled funding from the GOP lawmakers who voted against Biden's certification. CEOs say they increasingly have no choice but to bring politics into the boardroom. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Moral con...
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GOP House leader Kevin McCarthy says that 'everybody across this country has some responsibility' for Capitol riots

President Donald Trump speaks as he joined by House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy in the Rose Garden of the White House on January 4, 2019 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said in a recent interview that "everybody across this country" is to blame for the Capitol riots. McCarthy pointed to Trump, Democrats, social media, and botched public safety efforts in his reasoning. He then stressed that Trump "had some responsibility whe...
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5 people died in the Capitol insurrection. Experts say it could have been so much worse.

Rioters clash with police using big ladder trying to enter Capitol building through the front doors. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images Five people died in the Capitol insurrection on January 6, including a Capitol Police officer.  But experts told Insider that the insurrection could have been much deadlier.  Experts said that swift thinking to bring Congress members and staff to safety likely saved lives.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. One hundred f...
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Senate confirms retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as America's first Black defense secretary

Lloyd Austin, a recently retired Army general, smiles during his conformation hearing. Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool via AP The Senate has confirmed Lloyd Austin, a retired four-star Army general, as the first Black secretary of defense. Austin served in the armed forces for more than four decades, retiring in 2016 after serving as the first Black leader of US Central Command. During his career, he developed a relationship with President Joe Biden and his late son Beau, who served as an officer in t...
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Trump impeachment charge will be delivered on Monday, Schumer says

WASHINGTON, Jan 22 (Reuters) – The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives will deliver an impeachment charge against former President Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday, rejecting Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s request for a delay. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, who displaced McConnell as the chamber’s leader after Democrats won two Georgia runoff elections this month, announced the move on the Senate floor but did not say when Trump’s second impeachment tri...
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Lawyer for the 22-year-old accused of stealing Pelosi's laptop blamed Trump for the Capitol riot, saying her client 'took the president's bait'

Riley June Williams in a photo from the Dauphin County Prison in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Dauphin County Prison/Handout via Reuters The lawyer of the woman accused of stealing Pelosi's laptop blamed Trump for the January 6 riot. Riley June Williams "took the president's bait," Lori Ulrich told a Thursday court hearing. Trump had told supporters to "fight like hell" moments before a mob stormed the Capitol. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The lawyer for the woman accuse...
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McConnell reportedly wants to ask Schumer to delay the start of Trump's impeachment trial until February

From left to right: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Brendan Smialowski/Pool via AP Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to delay Trump's impeachment trial until February, CBS News reported. Trump was impeached for incitement of insurrection, but Pelosi hasn't sent the article of impeachment to the Senate yet. McConnell is one of several Republicans who may vote to convict Trump and bar him from public offi...
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The Republicans who could determine Trump's political fate in his upcoming Senate impeachment trial

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. KEVIN DIETSCH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images The Senate is set to begin an impeachment trial against former President Donald Trump. At least half a dozen Republican senators have signaled a willingness to hold Trump accountable for the Capitol siege. All eyes are on Sens. Mitch McConnell, Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins, Mitt Romney, Pat Toomey, and Ben Sasse. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As a Senate impeachment trial looms for former...
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'People died here on January 6': Pelosi says Congress will not give Trump a 'get-out-of-jail' card just because he's out of office

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call via Getty Images House Speaker Pelosi said Trump won't receive a "get out of jail" card for the Capitol riot. "People died here on January 6," she said. "That is damage that must be addressed." The Senate will soon hold an impeachment trial and determine whether to bar Trump from public office. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi shot down the notion that impeaching former President Donald Trum...
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Tariffs, Morón, Rota, Venezuela or the Google tax: how the new Biden government will impact Spain

The term of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris begins today. The president-elect and his vice president will take office on Wednesday in a ceremony that will not be attended by the outgoing president Donald Trump, who has spent his last day locked up in the White House. His schedule said he would work "late" and make "many calls" and have "many meetings" (sic).With the arrival of the Democrats in power, the US enters a new era of diplomatic relations that could have a particular impact on the European ...
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Kamala Harris was just sworn in as the first female vice president in US history. Here are 35 of the most powerful women in 2021.

Kamala Harris, Jill Biden, and Shonda Rhimes. Tasos Katopodis/JIM WATSON/AFP/George Pimentel/Getty Images First ladies, political figures, and prominent businesswomen hold great power in the US. Kamala Harris was sworn in as the first female vice president of the United States. Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch of the United Kingdom, has served for over 65 years. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. From the boardroom to Hollywood and the floor of the House of...
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Trump has reportedly pardoned his former chief strategist Steve Bannon

In November of 2020, Bannon was permanently suspended from Twitter after suggesting National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci and FBI Director Christopher Wray should both be beheaded. Getty President Donald Trump has pardoned his former campaign CEO and chief strategist Steve Bannon, The New York Times reported. The report said Bannon was a last-minute addition to the list of people Trump wanted to grant executive clemency to before his term ended. Banno...
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How a participant in the Capitol riot allegedly stole Nancy Pelosi's laptop

The FBI used footage from ITV News, seen here, to track how Riley June Williams traveled through the Capitol to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office. ITV News/YouTube According to the DOJ, Riley Williams took a laptop from Nancy Pelosi's office during the Capitol riot. Williams' former romantic partner told the FBI she had plans to sell it to Russia's equivalent of the CIA. Her mother says she's been involved in far-right circles. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The ...
Tags: Politics, Crime, News, Congress, Russia, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, Pennsylvania, United States, Williams, House Of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, Cia, Department Of Justice


Southern Californians eagerly await — or dread — Joe Biden’s inauguration

Four years ago this week, Rick Reiss, while visiting his wife’s family in the Philippines, got up at 3 a.m. to watch President Donald Trump’s inauguration. On Wednesday, Jan. 20, Reiss will be home in Temecula. But instead of watching President-elect Joe Biden’s swearing-in, Reiss might grab his “Don’t Tread on Me” flag and join fellow conservatives at an outdoor rally. “With what’s happening now, obviously I’m not happy about how things turned out,” he said. “I’m not in a depression though … I’...
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Adam Schiff and James Comey are pushing for Trump to be cut off from post-presidential intel briefings after he leaves office

Rep. Adam Schiff chairs the House intelligence committee. Saul Loeb/Getty Images Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House intelligence committee, thinks President Trump should not be granted access to classified information after leaving office.  Former presidents usually get routine intelligence briefings, and granted access to classified information, but some argue Trump should not. "There is no circumstance in which this president should get another intelligence briefing — not now, not i...
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Former Trump campaign spokesman claims the only reason the president isn't denouncing the Capitol riot more is because Twitter and Facebook banned him

J. Hogan Gidley appearing on Fox News on Sunday. Fox News A former spokesman for President Donald Trump has claimed that the president cannot denounce the Capitol rioters because he no longer has a platform to. In the wake of the January 6 storming of the US Capitol, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and YouTube barred Trump for inciting violence. J. Hogan Gidley told Fox News on Sunday it was "disingenuous" of the media not to take this into account while criticizing the president's silence. P...
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Trump reportedly plans to issue 100 pardons and commutations on his final day in office

President Donald Trump. Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump plans to pardon or commute the sentences of 100 people on his last day in the White House, CNN reported. The list was drawn up during a Sunday meeting between Trump, Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, and other aides, and will most likely be made public Monday or Tuesday, The Washington Post reported. Some allies believe Trump expects to benefit from many of those pardons and commutations after the presidency, CNN ...
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Trump plans to issue 100 pardons and commutations on his final day in office, many to people he thinks could help him prosper after the presidency, reports say

President Donald Trump. Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump plans to pardon or commute the sentences of 100 people on his last day in the White House, CNN reported. The list was drawn up during a Sunday meeting between Trump, Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, and other aides, and will likely be made public on Monday or Tuesday, The Washington Post reported. Some allies believes Trump expects to benefit from many of those pardons and commutations after the presidency, CNN r...
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Capitol rioters say Trump told them to do it, which some legal experts say could open him to criminal charges

Getty Multiple people who stormed the Capitol have claimed they did so on the instructions of President Donald Trump, the Washington Post reported. Trump instructed his supporters to come to Washington to attend a "Stop The Steal" rally as he sought to overturn the election, promising his supporters that the protest would be "wild." Leonard M. Niehoff, a First Amendment expert, said that the response to Trump's direct call for supporters to visit the Capitol and "fight" meant the presiden...
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Lindsey Graham asked Chuck Schumer, the next Senate majority leader, to dismiss a Trump impeachment trial in the name of 'national healing'

Getty Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham asked Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer in a letter on Sunday to hold a vote in the Senate to dismiss the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Graham, a close ally of the president, briefly broke with the president after the January 6 insurrection, but has since returned to defending him. In the letter to Schumer, Graham argued that if the trial is not dismissed "we will be delaying indefinitely, if not forever, the healing of this great nation." V...
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GOP Rep. Nancy Mace said that Trump 'put all of our lives at risk' during the Capitol riots, but rejected impeachment, calling the process 'rushed'

Rep. Nancy Mace (R-South Carolina). AP Photo/Mic Smith Freshman GOP Rep. Nancy Mace of South Carolina said on Sunday that President Donald Trump's actions related to the Jan. 6 Capitol riots "put all of our lives at risk." "We feared for our lives, many of us that day, and our staff," she said. "My children were supposed to be up there. If they had been there like they were supposed to be, I would have been devastated, so we do need to find a way to hold the president accountable." Despite...
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Rep. Jamie Raskin on Trump impeachment: 'I'm not going to lose my son' in 2020 and 'lose my country' in 2021

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Maryland). Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times via AP, Pool Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland on Sunday said that he's "not going to lose my son at the end of 2020 and lose my country and my republic in 2021" as he reflected on the recent death of his 25-year-old son, Tommy, and his own role as the lead House manager in President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial. On CNN's "State of the Union" with host Jake Tapper, Raskin said that the memory of his son drove him to ...
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Trump allies were behind rally that ignited Capitol riot, records show

WASHINGTON — Members of President Donald Trump’s failed presidential campaign played key roles in orchestrating the Washington rally that spawned a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol, according to an Associated Press review of records, undercutting claims the event was the brainchild of the president’s grassroots supporters. A pro-Trump nonprofit group called Women for America First hosted the “Save America Rally” on Jan. 6 at the Ellipse, an oval-shaped, federally owned patch of land near the W...
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First-term GOP Rep. Peter Meijer says he 'may very well have' ended his political career by voting to impeach Trump

Rep. Peter Meijer (R-Michigan). AP Photo/Carlos Osorio GOP Rep. Peter Meijer of Michigan said on Sunday that he might have ended his political future by voting to impeach President Donald Trump. During an appearance on ABC's "This Week," host George Stephanopoulos asked Meijer if he potentially damaged his career beyond repair in joining nine of his Republican colleagues in voting to remove Trump from office. "I may very well have," Meijer said. "But I think it's also important that we hav...
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The FBI is probing whether foreign governments, groups or individuals funded Capitol rioters using Bitcoin, says report

Barbed wire, is seen atop security fencing, with the dome of the U.S. Capitol Building on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021 in Washington, DC. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images The FBI is probing whether foreign actors provided funding to groups and individuals who helped insitgate the Capitol riots on January 6, reported NBC News.  According to a report by Bitcoin experts last week, $500,000 in the currency was transferred to US far-right groups and individuals by a now deceased F...
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Donald Trump Jr. decided against a Wyoming Senate run in 2020: report

Donald Trump Jr. speaks during a Trump rally in Harrison, Michigan, on September 14, 2020. Scott Legato/Getty Images Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of President Donald Trump, decided against running for an open Senate seat in Wyoming last year, according to Politico. The article detailed the political futures of the Trump family, specifically that of White House advisor Ivanka Trump, who is thought of as a potential Republican challenger to GOP Sen. Marco Rubio in 2022. According to the ...
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'What the hell's the matter with them?': Biden scorches GOP lawmakers who didn't wear masks in secure areas during Capitol riots, saying they need 'to grow up'

President-elect Joe Biden. Susan Walsh/AP President-elect Joe Biden on Friday excoriated Republicans who refused to wear masks while huddled with other lawmakers during the Capitol riots, saying they needed "to grow up." "Quite frankly, it was shocking to see members of the Congress while the Capitol was under siege by a deadly mob of thugs refuse to wear masks while they were in secure locations," he said. At least three Democratic House members who were in locations with a select number ...
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Former Rep. Mickey Edwards says he's leaving the GOP because it has 'become a cult' under Trump: 'It's no longer a political party'

Former Rep. Mickey Edwards of Oklahoma, right, with NBC journalist Chuck Todd. Riccardo S. Savi/WireImage Former Rep. Mickey Edwards of Oklahoma, known as a stalwart conservative during his days on Capitol Hill, said on Thursday that he is leaving the Republican Party because it has become a "cult" under President Donald Trump. In an interview with KFOR-TV, the Oklahoma City-based NBC affiliate, Edwards decried Republicans who backed Trump's monthslong effort to overturn President-elect Jo...
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