Monday, 25 January, 2021

United States crisis: President Trump blames his lawyer, Giuliani for impeachment

History made as US House impeaches Trump for second time Emergency declaration declared in Washington DC
Adrian Cunningham | 14 January, 2021, 19:28

For Trump's first impeachment vote in the house, no Republicans crossed the floor.

Pelosi hasn't said publicly when she'll send the article of impeachment to the Senate.

Many Republicans who voted against the measure criticized the impeachment process as rushed and counterproductive. It now heads to the Senate for trial. There has not been any sign yet of a resolution, though committees are proceeding with hearings on January 19 for Treasury, State, Defense and Homeland Security posts.

McConnell has since said publicly he has not decided how he will vote and won't until he hears the evidence presented at trial.

Impeachment managers from the House would serve as prosecutors and Trump would be allowed to mount a defense.

The incoming team is also focused on laying the groundwork for a smooth presidential transition that will ensure a continuous command and control across the homeland security and law enforcement components of the U.S. government, according to the statement.

Republicans warned on Wednesday that impeachment would further inflame and divide Americans at a time when the nation needs to heal. That's suggests a shorter proceeding.

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These are not puddles, "but instead water molecules that are so spread apart that they do not form ice or liquid water", she said. And for the first time, the presence of water on the moon's sunlit surface has been confirmed, scientists reported Monday.

Greene suggested turnabout is now fair play, even if a Biden impeachment will be a longshot in a Democrat-held House and Senate.

He was charged with "incitement of insurrection" following last week's siege of the US Capitol in Washington.

Trump cited the briefings in his video condemning violence tonight. I call on ALL Americans to help ease tensions and calm tempers.

The move to forgo the 90-minute train ride from his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, to Washington was likely not easy for the president-elect.

But many people close to Trump view the current situation as different than his first impeachment, when he was charged with pressuring the government of Ukraine to dig up dirt on Biden to try and influence the presidential election.

A majority of respondents, at 55 percent, approve of immediately impeaching Trump, which the House voted to do Wednesday afternoon, making him the first U.S. president to be impeached twice.

Tuesday the New York Times reported that McConnell "has told associates he believes President Trump committed impeachable offenses and that he is pleased that Democrats are moving to impeach him, believing that it will make it easier to purge him from the party". Only one Republican, Mitt Romney of Utah, broke with the GOP.