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Politics Feb 22WATCH: AG nominee Merrick Garland testifies during Senate confirmation hearing
Garland appeared Monday before the Senate Judiciary Committee and is widely expected to sail through his confirmation process with bipartisan support.
Politics Feb 13Senate votes to acquit Trump for role in Capitol attack
The Senate has voted to acquit former President Donald Trump on a charge of inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The vote was 57-43, but a conviction in the Senate requires a two-thirds majority, or 67 votes.
Politics Feb 13Trump impeachment trial resumes without calling witnesses
The Senate is moving toward a final vote after reaching a deal to skip witness testimony in the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump.
Politics Feb 13Fight over witnesses could delay Trump trial conclusion
The Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump was thrown into confusion Saturday as lawmakers voted to consider hearing witnesses, a step that could extend the proceedings and delay a vote on whether the former president incited the deadly Capitol insurrection.
Politics Feb 12WATCH: Trump’s second impeachment trial | Day 5
While most Democrat are expected to convict the former president, acquittal already appeared likely in the chamber that is split 50-50 with Republicans. A two-thirds majority is required for conviction.
Politics Feb 12WATCH: Trump’s team offers opening arguments during impeachment trial
Acknowledging the horrors of the January day is meant to blunt the visceral impact of the House Democrats' case and quickly pivot to what Trump's defenders see as the core — and more winnable — issue of the trial: Whether…
Politics Feb 11WATCH: Trump’s second impeachment trial | Day 4
Trump attorney David Schoen said Thursday that the defense's case should go quickly on Friday, making clear they have no intention of using the 16 hours available to them.
Politics Feb 11WATCH: Trump ‘lit the fuse’ of the Capitol insurrection, Rep. DeGette says
Democratic prosecutors in Donald Trump's impeachment trial say rioters believed they were are acting on the "president's orders" to storm the Capitol to undo Joe Biden's election victory.
Politics Feb 10WATCH: Trump’s second impeachment trial | Day 3
House prosecutors concluded two days of emotional arguments in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial late Thursday, insisting the Capitol invaders believed they were acting on “the president’s orders” to stop Joe Biden's election.
Politics Feb 10WATCH: Democrats call Trump ‘inciter in chief’ of Capitol attack
The first full day of arguments are beginning in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, as House Democratic prosecutors said the former president was no “innocent bystander” but the “inciter in chief” of deadly attack at the Capitol to overturn the election.