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Donald Trump rejects impeachment charges as an affront to US constitution

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday rejected the Democratic-led House of Representatives’ impeachment charges, describing the allegations that he had abused his power and obstructed Congress as affronts to the U.S. Constitution that must be rejected.
Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Toledo, Ohio Thursday. Tony Dejak-AP

US Senate prepares to set Donald Trump trial in motion

Articles of impeachment charging President Donald Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress will be formally read to the Senate Thursday, setting in motion a historic trial that threatens the US leader with removal from office.
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Senate likely to begin Donald Trump’s impeachment trial next Tuesday

The Senate impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump is likely to begin in seven days with key players sworn in later this week, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday.
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Nancy Pelosi set to turn over Donald Trump impeachment articles to Mitch McConnell

United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to relinquish the impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump this week by turning the process over to Mitch McConnell, the powerful Senate leader, who has vowed to help acquit his fellow Republican.
Democratic presidential hopeful former US Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a town hall at the Proulx Community Center in Franklin, New Hampshire on November 8, 2019. – Biden spoke to local community members from the region shortly after signing paperwork at the NH State House where he officially joined the New Hampshire Primary as a candidate. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP)

Joe Biden most preferred presidential candidate among African Americans

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is the most preferred Democratic presidential candidate among African American voters, according to a Washington Post/Ipsos national poll released on Saturday.
The active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings conducted an F-35A Elephant Walk with 52 aircraft at Hill AFB.

US Air Force sends chilling message to Iran with huge display of jet fighter...

The US Air Force has sent a chilling message to Iran with huge display of jet fighter force as President Donald Trump deployed B-52s with their sights set on Tehran.
U.S. President Donald Trump makes a speech to evangelical supports in Miami, Florida, U.S., January 3, 2020. REUTERS-Eva Marie Uzcategui

Donald Trump vows to hit 52 Iranian targets if Iran retaliates after drone strike

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday threatened to hit 52 Iranian sites “very hard” if Iran attacks Americans or U.S. assets after a drone strike that killed Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani and an Iraqi militia leader, as tens of thousands of people marched in Iraq to mourn their deaths.
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Donald Trump acknowledges Qassem Soleimani’s killing

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke publicly Saturday about the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. It was the first time the president has spoken about Soleimani, the leader of Iran’s elite Quds Force, since U.S. defense officials confirmed Soleimani had been killed in a U.S. airstrke late Friday in Iraq at Baghdad's airport.
The acting Secretary of Homeland Security, Mr Chad Wolf, reportedly sent a memo to all agencies in the department on Tuesday requesting a study on how the laws affect their enforcement operations.

US moves against laws impeding immigration enforcement

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is “taking aim at new laws” in some states “that allow immigrants to get driver’s licenses without proof they are in the country legally”.
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Impeachment: Majority of US voters support Donald Trump’s removal

A new poll by Politico/Morning Consult shows that a majority of registered voters support impeaching and removing US President Donald Trump after the House voted on Wednesday to impeach him.

Former Donald Trump spokesperson apologizes for mocking Joe Biden over stuttering

President Donald Trump’s former press secretary was forced to apologize to presidential hopeful Joe Biden for mocking the candidate, who has struggled with stuttering after he touched on the matter during Thursday’s Democratic debate.
Rep. Jeff Van Drew, pictured in 2018, told aides on Saturday that he planned to declare himself a Republican. Erin Schaff for The New York Times

Democrat defects to Republican Party after opposing Donald Trump impeachment

U.S. Representative Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey is leaving the Democratic Party to become a Republican, President Donald Trump announced Thursday, confirming during a White House meeting with his new GOP ally a party switch that had been expected since last weekend.
Donald Trump has become only the third US president to be impeached amid a highly charged partisan atmosphere on Capitol Hill in Washington.

White House: Donald Trump impeachment ‘unconstitutional travesty’

The White House has hit back at lawmakers after President Donald Trump was impeached, slamming the “illegitimate articles of impeachment” and voicing confidence the president would be acquitted in the Senate.
However minutes after the crucial votes the process was thrown into confusion when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused to say when or whether she would send the articles of impeachment to the Senate for trial.

Donald Trump becomes third US president to be impeached

The House of Representatives voted to impeach on both charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress after hours of debate.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., center, walks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, following a meeting with Democrats. House Ways and Means Chairman Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass., follows second from left.

Donald Trump impeachment likely as House votes today

The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump late Wednesday, making him the third president in the country's history to face an impeachment trial and the potential punishment of being removed from office.
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, Dec. 17, 2019. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, Dec. 17, 2019.

Donald Trump angrily objects to impeachment, calls it ‘perversion’

President Donald Trump is angrily objecting to the House of Representatives' articles of impeachment, accusing Democrats of “perversion of justice and abuse of power” in their effort to remove him from office.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg shared some of her sprawling knowledge on the judicial system, women’s rights and President Trump on Monday night, when she was honored with the Berggruen Prize — an award typically reserved for philosophers.

Impeachment: Donald Trump is not a lawyer – US judge

Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, has responded to President Donald Trump’s call for the top United States court to stop impeachment.
U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., talks during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee on the constitutional grounds for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. (Drew Angerer/Pool photo via Getty Images North America)

What a Donald Trump impeachment trial might look like

With the United States House of Representatives racing toward an impeachment vote this week, President Donald Trump will likely become the third president to face a Senate trial to determine whether he should be removed from office,.

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