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      Senate Votes To Acquit Trump on All Charges
      Feb06

      Senate Votes To Acquit Trump on All Charges

      The Senate on Wednesday acquitted President Donald Trump of both impeachment charges, ending a monthslong battle that did little more than clarify the intense polarization between Democrats and Republicans in Congress and around the country. Trump was impeached by the House in December for abuse of power over his role in attempting to pressure...

      McConnell Says Trump’s Articles of Impeachment Are ‘Constitutionally Incoherent.’ But Are They?
      Feb05

      McConnell Says Trump’s Articles of Impeachment Are ‘Constitutionally Incoherent.’ But Are They?

      Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R–Ky.) on Tuesday railed against the articles of impeachment facing President Donald Trump, characterizing them as an affront to the founding fathers and an attempt to overturn the 2016 election. It is the “the most rushed, least fair, and least thorough” impeachment process in history,...

      Adam Schiff: ‘Trump Has Betrayed Our National Security, and He Will Do So Again’
      Feb04

      Adam Schiff: ‘Trump Has Betrayed Our National Security, and He Will Do So Again’

      Rep. Adam Schiff (D–Calif.), the lead impeachment manager, made a broad final plea in President Donald Trump’s Senate trial on Monday, urging lawmakers to listen to their moral compasses and vote to convict. “He has betrayed our national security, and he will do so again. He has compromised our elections, and he will do so...

      Democrats Say Trump Is Responsible for Ukrainian Deaths. They’re Wrong.
      Feb01

      Democrats Say Trump Is Responsible for Ukrainian Deaths. They’re Wrong.

      “Where were you on July 25th?” Rep. Jason Crow (D–Colo.) asked during Democrats’ opening arguments in President Donald Trump’s Senate trial. That’s the day that Trump, having held up congressionally authorized military assistance to Ukraine, made his notorious phone call asking Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy...

      Republican Senators Say the Truth Is Irrelevant in Evaluating the Gravity of Trump’s Misconduct
      Jan29

      Republican Senators Say the Truth Is Irrelevant in Evaluating the Gravity of Trump’s Misconduct

      Donald Trump’s lawyers have vigorously disputed the facts alleged in the articles of impeachment against him. But their fallback, bottom-line argument, which is especially important now that former National Security Adviser John Bolton seems prepared to confirm the aid-for-investigations quid pro quo at the heart of the House’s case,...

      Team Trump’s Final Defense: He Didn’t Do It, but Even If He Did, It’s Not Impeachable
      Jan29

      Team Trump’s Final Defense: He Didn’t Do It, but Even If He Did, It’s Not Impeachable

      President Donald Trump’s legal team on Tuesday completed their arguments in his Senate impeachment trial, with White House counsel Pat Cipollone casting the process as overtly partisan and unconstitutional. “You must do what the Constitution compels you to do: reject these articles of impeachment, for the Constitution and for the...

      Alan Dershowitz: John Bolton Allegations Are Not Impeachable, Nor Is Abuse of Power
      Jan28

      Alan Dershowitz: John Bolton Allegations Are Not Impeachable, Nor Is Abuse of Power

      Alan Dershowitz, the lawyer and retired Harvard law professor who is on President Donald Trump’s impeachment defense team, argued during the Senate trial on Monday evening that recent allegations made in a book by former national security adviser John Bolton are not impeachable. “Nothing in the Bolton revelations, even if true, would...

      Bolton Book Claims Barr Was Worried About Trump’s Deals With Dictators. The Justice Department Says Bolton’s Projecting.
      Jan28

      Bolton Book Claims Barr Was Worried About Trump’s Deals With Dictators. The Justice Department Says Bolton’s Projecting.

      President Donald Trump must be having second thoughts about firing national security adviser John Bolton last September. (Though thank goodness he did.) Bolton—who was particularly salty that Trump wouldn’t let him bomb Iran—is now dishing about the president in an upcoming book, a draft copy of which was leaked by an unknown source to The...

      If Investigating Joe Biden Was Perfectly Legitimate, Why Deny a Quid Pro Quo?
      Jan27

      If Investigating Joe Biden Was Perfectly Legitimate, Why Deny a Quid Pro Quo?

      In his upcoming memoir, The New York Times reports, former National Security Adviser John Bolton says Donald Trump explicitly drew a connection between his delay of congressionally approved military aid to Ukraine and “investigations into Democrats,” including former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter. That account, which is...

      Trump’s Failed Impeachment Is Still Worth It
      Jan27

      Trump’s Failed Impeachment Is Still Worth It

      Everyone knows President Donald Trump will not be convicted in his impeachment trial. His party controls 53 seats of the Senate, so there is simply no way the requisite two-thirds will vote against him. So is there any point to this whole exercise? Yes, there is. Impeachment is not just about this president; it is about future presidents. If...