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Pelosi Objects to CNN Anchor’s Claim That Trump Was Acquitted in Impeachment Trial

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) interjected during an interview Saturday to make the case that President Trump was not acquitted from impeachment because his Senate trial lacked additional witnesses and documents demanded by Senate Democrats.“You can’t have an acquittal unless you have a trial, and you can’t have a trial unless you have witnesses and documents — so he can say he’s acquitted, and the headlines can say ‘acquitted,’ but he’s impeached forever: branded with that, and not vin...
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McConnell Urges Trump To Listen To Bill Barr And Cool It On The Tweets

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said on Thursday night that President Donald Trump should lay off on tweeting his opinions about criminal cases after Attorney General Bill Barr said it’s “impossible” to do his job with Trump’s commentary in the background. “Maybe the President should listen to the attorney general,” McConnell said during an interview with Fox News host Bret Baier. “Do you think the tweet about his opinion on the Roger Stone sentencing recommendations is inapprop...
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Senate Approves Measure to Limit Trump’s Military Authority Against Iran

(WASHINGTON) — The Senate approved a bipartisan measure Thursday limiting President Donald Trump’s authority to launch military operations against Iran. The measure, authored by Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., says Trump must win approval from Congress before engaging in further military action against Iran. Eight Republicans joined with Democrats to pass the resolution by a 55-45 vote. Kaine and other supporters said the resolution was not about Trump or even the presidency, but instead was an impo...
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Biden tells New Hampshire Democrats: Buttigieg is ‘not a Barack Obama’

By JULIE PACE and HUNTER WOODALL MANCHESTER, N.H. — Scrambling to salvage his presidential campaign, Joe Biden escalated his criticism of Pete Buttigieg on Saturday, mocking Buttigieg’s experience as a small city mayor and cutting down the comparisons Buttigieg has drawn to the last Democratic president, declaring: “This guy’s not a Barack Obama.” Biden’s biting attacks on Buttigieg’s relatively thin resume mark a new, more aggressive attempt to slow the momentum of the youngest candidate in the...
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READ: Senate Intel Releases Report On Obama Admin Response To Russian Interference

The Obama Administration found itself in “uncharted territory” as the scope of Russian meddling in the 2016 elections became clear to senior officials, a report issued on Thursday by the Senate Intelligence Committee found. The panel — led by Sens. Richard Burr (R-NC) and Mark Warner (D-VA) — found that the U.S. government “was not well-postured to counter Russian election interference activity with a full range of readily-available policy options.” The Obama administration issued “high-level...
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How history will view Trump's impeachment

There are two ways of looking at history. One is idealistic: "The arc of history is long, but it bends toward justice." The other is grimly realistic, and maybe a touch cynical: "History is written by the winners."The impeachment of President Donald Trump might be a good test case for which of these outlooks is more correct. He is the "winner" of this impeachment process after all — acquitted of charges by a (mostly) partisan Senate, and stands a reasonable chance of winning re-election in Novem...
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Trump claims 'full exoneration' after acquittal but Pelosi insists he remains impeached 'forever' – live

Trump acquitted of abuse of power and obstruction of CongressHe is now the third president in US history to survive impeachmentIowa: Buttigieg just ahead of Sanders as votes trickle inHelp us cover the critical issues of 2020. Consider making a contribution 11.20pm GMT In an op-ed published in the Washington Post, the House managers who argued the case against Donald Trump over the past two weeks once more condemned the president’s actions, and the Senate’s decision to acquit him. “If left i...
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Justice Roberts was gifted a golden gavel for enduring the impeachment trial

Chief Justice John Roberts was in the unenviable position of having to sit through the entirety of the Senate impeachment trial over the last few weeks while also continuing to serve on the Supreme Court, but at least he got a present out of it.At the conclusion of the trial, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) presented Roberts with a golden gavel, which is typically awarded to new senators after they've sat in their chair for more than 100 hours. But McConnell thought it was ok ...
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Tracking The Main Excuses GOP Senators Are Offering Trump Ahead Of Acquittal

After months of using an inevitable impeachment trial as a pass to dodge questions about President Trump’s Ukraine behavior, the pending acquittal vote has GOP senators laying out their reasons for clearing Trump for the conduct. It’s not expected that any Republicans will join Democrats in voting to remove the President, which requires a 67-vote threshold. Rather they’re reaching for a handful of excuses to explain their vote to acquit the President of charges that he sought to leverage mili...
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Would Republicans impeach Biden?

It has been increasingly obvious over the two weeks of the trial that Senate Republicans won't convict President Trump on the articles of impeachment — but that they're also working, in mostly subtle fashion, to keep their powder dry for the next time they want to take out a Democratic president. On Sunday, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) acknowledged as much during an interview with Bloomberg News."I think this door of impeachable whatever has been opened," Ernst said. "Joe Biden should be ver...
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Senators Sound Increasingly Sure We Are Bound For A Witness-Less Trial

A day before Friday’s vote, senators on both sides are sounding fairly confident that this will be the first witness-less impeachment trial in U.S. history. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) said Thursday on CNN that he does not expect witnesses to be part of the proceedings. “What I see is a party that is bound and determined to get this behind them,” he said, adding that he’s heard Trump wants his acquittal before the Super Bowl. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), the minority whip, is already looking a...
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Top Senate GOPer Lays Out How Trump Impeachment Trial Could End By Friday

Top GOP senators are predicting that the Senate impeachment trial could end in an acquittal vote as soon as Friday, with the only thing standing in their way being any procedural delay tactics Democrats employ after a vote on witnesses Friday that is expected to fail. Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), the third highest ranking Senate Republican, previewed how Friday could go down in a scrum with reporters during a break in the question period Thursday. Friday’s vote on witnesses — which would not be...
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Justice Roberts Blocks Rand Paul from Naming Whistleblower During Impeachment Trial

Supreme Court Justice John Roberts on Wednesday signaled to Republican senators that he will not say the name of the alleged Ukraine whistleblower during the question and answer session of the Senate impeachment trial.Roberts refused to read aloud a question submitted by Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) that contained the whistleblower's name. The justice is tasked with reading questions submitted by senators, and up to now has not been compelled to reveal the identity of the alleged whistleblowe...
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Republicans reportedly inching toward blocking further impeachment witnesses

Republican senators are feeling increasingly certain they will be able to vote down a proposal to introduce new witnesses — like former National Security Adviser John Bolton — to President Trump's impeachment trial, The New York Times reports.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) reportedly told fellow Senate Republicans on Tuesday that he does not yet have enough votes locked down to prevent the approval of witnesses. However, the growing sentiment on Wednesday was that moderate Re...
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Mitch McConnell reportedly doesn't have the votes to block witnesses

During a meeting of Republican senators on Tuesday afternoon, GOP leaders announced that they do not yet have enough votes to stop witnesses from being called at President Trump's impeachment trial, The Wall Street Journal reports.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) did not share any numbers, but did acknowledge the votes aren't where he needs them to be, people with knowledge of the meeting said. The senators will vote later this week on whether to allow witnesses in the tria...
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McConnell Tells Caucus They Lack the Votes to Block Impeachment Witnesses

Senator Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) on Tuesday said he doesn't have the votes to block a resolution to allow witnesses in the Senate impeachment trial, according to multiple reports.McConnell made the admission in talks with Senate Republicans after President Trump's defense team concluded its arguments.If the Senate votes to summon witnesses, Democrats will likely attempt to call on former White House national security adviser John Bolton to give testimony in the trial. On Sunday the New ...
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John Bolton just vindicated Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi was right.The Speaker of the House has not been present in the Senate chambers during the impeachment trial of President Trump, but Pelosi's presence looms large over the proceedings. And one of her most consequential choices in pursuing that impeachment — refusing to submit the Articles of Impeachment to the Senate until after the holidays — is bearing fruit: She wanted the Senate trial to include witness testimony, a prospect that seems much more likely now than it did just a ...
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Bolton Book Reveal Seems To Sway Some GOP Senators On Witnesses

An episode in former National Security Adviser John Bolton’s unpublished manuscript seems to be swaying at least a couple moderate Republicans to call for witnesses’ inclusion in the Senate impeachment trial. Bolton wrote of a meeting with President Donald Trump last August, where the President directly tied the Ukraine financial aid to investigations into former Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Trump has denied that he ever made such comments. Sen. Mitt...
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Report: GOP Sen. Toomey proposing impeachment trial witness deal

Over the last few days, Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) has spoken with several of his Republican colleagues about the possibility of having two witnesses appear during President Trump's impeachment trial, three GOP officials told The Washington Post. One of the witnesses would be called by Republicans, and the other by Democrats, the officials said. The Senate is scheduled to vote later this week on whether to have witnesses in the trial, with Democrats urging lawmakers to allow testimony from witn...
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Trump is reportedly threatening Republicans to keep them in line on impeachment

The House Democratic impeachment prosecutors have one more day to convince the Republican-controlled Senate that President Trump should be removed from office for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — or at least that four Republicans should join the 47 Democrats to subpoena evidence and witnesses Trump blocked from House investigators. The three most plausible GOP defectors are Sens. Susan Collins (Maine), Mitt Romney (Utah), and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), but both parties are closely watc...
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The Wandering Senators: Are Lawmakers Allowed To Roam About During Trial?

Reporters present at the impeachment trial in the Senate have noticed a whole host of lawmakers wandering in and out of the chamber during the lengthy days, which earlier this week stretched on until 2 a.m. ET. A tally from freelance reporter Michael McAuliff during Wednesday’s proceeding: Just counted 21 empty seats on the GOP side of the Senate, 2 on the Dem side, a couple hours into Schiff’s presentation. Some are just stretching their legs, but most are not in the chamber. Some of them h...
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McConnell in 1999: We're entitled to witnesses

In a resurfaced CNN interview from 1999, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) stated that he voted for live witnesses during former President Bill Clinton's Senate impeachment trial.
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Senate tables Chuck Schumer's first impeachment amendment along party lines

That's one down.The Senate stuck to party lines Tuesday as President Trump's impeachment trial got under way. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) introduced an amendment to the rules dictating the impeachment proceedings which called for the Senate to subpoena White House documents related to the events. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) then responded with a motion to table the proposal.There wasn't much drama after that. The motion to table passed 53-47, as e...
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Senate Republicans Block Schumer’s Attempt to Subpoena White House Witnesses, Docs

After Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) proposed an amendment Tuesday to the rules for President Trump’s impeachment trial in order to subpoena witnesses and documents from the White House, it failed in a party-line vote.All 53 Republicans in the GOP-controlled Senate voted against Schumer’s amendment, which asked for any records created by former national-security adviser John Bolton, Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, and Mulvaney aide Robert Blair regarding the White House’s d...
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The real problem with McConnell's impeachment rules

The principle behind guaranteeing a speedy trial is that the accused, then presumed innocent, should not endlessly languish behind bars for a crime he perhaps did not commit. But those ignorant of the concept might be forgiven if, first introduced to it via the rules proposed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for President Trump's impeachment trial, they came away convinced it meant the proceedings must be done at double time, charging toward a verdict even if it requires mar...
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Trump, GOP allies reportedly have plans to make sure John Bolton doesn't testify in the impeachment trial

Former National Security Adviser John Bolton has said he is willing to testify at President Trump's Senate impeachment trial, and "Trump's legal defense team and Senate GOP allies are quietly gaming out contingency plans" to make sure that doesn't happen, The Washington Post reports.Under rules proposed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the Senate won't vote on whether to allow testimony from new witnesses or other new evidence until after House impeachment manag...
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McConnell plans a speedy impeachment trial

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday submitted his impeachment trial rules proposal, which calls for a speedy trial.The resolution will be voted on Tuesday afternoon, and needs a majority to pass the Senate. Under his plan, each side will have 24 hours over two days for opening statements, and senators will have up to 16 hours for questions and four hours of debate. After that, a vote will be held on calling additional witnesses. If other witnesses are called, the Senate will...
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Senate Passes New Trump-Backed U.S.-Canada-Mexico Trade Deal

(WASHINGTON) — The Senate overwhelmingly approved a new North American trade agreement Thursday that rewrites the rules of trade with Canada and Mexico and gives President Donald Trump a major policy win before senators turn their full attention to his impeachment trial. The vote was 89-10. The measure goes to Trump for his signature. It would replace the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement, which tore down most trade barriers and triggered a surge in trade. But Trump and other ...
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Senate passes U.S.-Canada-Mexico trade deal, a Trump priority

By KEVIN FREKING WASHINGTON —  The Senate overwhelmingly approved a new North American trade agreement Thursday that rewrites the rules of trade with Canada and Mexico and gives President Donald Trump a major policy win before senators turn their full attention to his impeachment trial. The vote was 89-10. The measure goes to Trump for his signature. It would replace the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement, known as NAFTA, which tore down most trade barriers and triggered a surge in ...
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Mitch McConnell should recuse himself

This afternoon, if all goes according to schedule, all 100 members of the United States Senate will take an oath to "do impartial justice" as jurors in the impeachment trial of President Trump. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will be among those sworn in to judge the president's case.If he takes the oath seriously, McConnell's first act after that should be to recuse himself.McConnell won't do that, of course — he is the honey badger of American politics. But there can...
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