Democratic House managers accused the president of working to cover up his actions with Ukraine that finally led to the charges now against him.
Back in Houston,13-term Democratic Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee says the evidence against Trump is both damning and overwhelming. She believes the 45th President committed acts the founders would have considered solid grounds for removal.
House Democrats declared that “no president” has ever abused power the way Donald Trump did in his Ukraine dealings as they opened their second day of arguments Thursday in the historic impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate.
The partisan divide over Mr. Trump’s guilt or innocence has never been more profound, with vote after procedural vote decided along strict party lines. That divide can also be seen amongst politicians in the state of Texas.
By 4:25 p.m. ET, Trump had barreled through his previous record of 123 Twitter postings in a day that he set a little over a month ago, according to Factba.se, a service that compiles and analyzes data on Trump’s presidency.
Democratic House managers are making their case that Trump abused his presidential power and should be removed from office.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stunned fellow senators and delayed the start of the proceedings with his decision to back off some of his proposed rules. He acted after protests from senators, including fellow Republicans, who were concerned about the optics of the middle of the night sessions.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell abruptly changed his proposed rules for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial after senators objected.
The enormous gap between the combatants is well illustrated by the arguments of Democratic Rep. Al Green, an early and passionate advocate for impeachment and the equally spirited defense of President Trump’s actions delivered by Republican Congressman Brian Babin.
The What's Your Point panel discusses the upcoming impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump
President Trump's legal team issued a fiery response ahead of opening arguments in his impeachment trial, while House Democrats laid out their case in forceful fashion, saying the president had “abandoned his oath" and betrayed the public trust.
Alan Dershowitz is a former Harvard University law professor and Ken Starr is the former independent counsel who led the Whitewater investigation into President Bill Clinton.
Chief Justice John Roberts and all 100 senators were sworn-in Thursday as the impeachment trial for President Donald Trump begins.
The House voted Wednesday to send President Donald Trump’s impeachment charges to the Senate for a trial.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the impeachment managers for the trial against President Donald Trump in the Senate in a press conference on Wednesday morning.
The documents, obtained from Lev Parnas, add new context to the charges that Trump pressured Ukraine to investigate Democrats as he withheld military aid.
The action will launch only the third presidential impeachment trial in American history.
“In an impeachment trial, every Senator takes an oath to do ‘impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws,'' Pelosi wrote. ”Every Senator now faces a choice: to be loyal to the President or the Constitution.”
With an eye on impeachment, federal judges are weighing whether to grant House Democrats' demands for testimony from former White House counsel Don McGahn and access to secret grand jury materials from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.
President Donald Trump wished the country a Merry Christmas with a short tweet and a video with First Lady Melania Trump. However, he quickly returned to discussions about his impeachment and other issues.