The House impeached Trump earlier this month on one article of "inciting insurrection" following a deadly riot by his supporters at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Before violence broke out that day, Trump urged his supporters to march on the building as a joint session of Congress met inside to certify President Joe BidenJoe BidenBudowsky: A Biden-McConnell state of emergency summit DC might win US House vote if it tries Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman inks deal with IMG Models MORE's Electoral College victory. … [Read more...] about John Bolton: Second Trump impeachment ‘badly conceived, poorly executed’ and likely to produce same result as first
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"Now, the last time Donald Trump got impeached, most Republican senators said they wouldn't convict him because he hadn't done anything wrong," Noah said. "But after the Capitol attack, they had to admit that yes, maybe Trump actually did incite an insurrection. But they still don't want to impeach him because that will make his followers angry—and have you seen his followers? I mean, they staged an insurrection." … [Read more...] about Trevor Noah Demands Donald Trump Impeachment, Condemns Wavering Republicans
Beyond the complications of a timing issue lies the difficult question of whether the federal courts would even agree to rule on the case at all. On one hand, the issue is of monumental importance, and the Constitution itself is ambiguous enough to call out for a definitive ruling. On the other hand, federal courts tend to avoid ruling on what they deem "political questions," preferring instead to leave such issues to political actors in other branches of government. … [Read more...] about Could Trump derail his impeachment trial?
Trump, a leader of authoritarian intentions and tendencies, had disadvantages with respect to the foreign autocrats he so admires. He had no state media, like China's Xi Jinping. He could not rule by decree, like Hungary's Viktor Orbán. He had to govern and run for reelection in an open society with a relatively robust free press. Moreover, although he succeeded in making journalists into hate objects for many of his followers, he could not revoke or destroy the First Amendment. … [Read more...] about Trump’s big lie wouldn’t have worked without his thousands of little lies
The Senate, Balcerski explained, focused on procedure in the Buchanan case much as Republicans may do again in February. However, if today's senators can get beyond the constitutionality argument this time, they will be able to deal with the substantive allegations against Trump. … [Read more...] about Is Donald Trump’s Impeachment Trial Constitutional?