Senate GOP ready to turn page on Trump

Senate Republicans are warning that they no longer view President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden on Trump acquittal: ‘Substance of the charge is not in dispute’ North Carolina GOP condemns Burr for impeachment vote against Trump Toomey on Trump vote: ‘His betrayal of the Constitution’ required conviction MORE as the leader of the party, amid growing signs that they are ready to turn the page after a chaotic four years.  Though only seven of the 50 GOP senators voted to find Trump “guilty” at the end of his second impeachment trial, Republicans, including those who voted to acquit, are plotting a future where Trump is no longer their center of gravity after years of dominating their day-to-day lives.  Trump is showing no signs

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White House press aide resigns after threatening Politico reporter

TJ Ducklo, a deputy press secretary in the White House, resigned from his position on Saturday amid controversy over threats he made to a reporter for Politico.  White House press secretary Jen PsakiJen PsakiWhite House says it’s not looking to require COVID-19 tests before domestic flights Cuomo faces rising scrutiny over COVID-19 nursing home deaths Strong words but weak response when a Biden aide breaks the rules MORE said in a statement Saturday evening that the White House accepted Ducklo’s resignation after a discussion with him. Ducklo had been suspended on Friday after Vanity Fair reported that he threatened a Politico reporter over a story she was pursuing regarding his relationship earlier this week. “We accepted the resignation of TJ Ducklo after

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Pelosi rules out censure after Trump acquittal

After the Senate voted to acquit former President Trump, Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiCapitol Police issues no confidence vote in leaders Senate passes bill to award Capitol Police officer Congressional Gold Medal We know how Republicans will vote — but what do they believe? MORE (D-Calif.) on Saturday ruled out censuring the former president — an idea that several Republicans had floated in recent days. “Censure is a slap in the face of the Constitution. It lets everybody off the hook, it lets everybody off the hook,” Pelosi told reporters following the Senate impeachment trial at the Capitol.  “Oh, these cowardly senators who couldn’t face up to what the president did and what was at stake for our country are now going to

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McConnell unloads on Trump: ‘Morally responsible’ for provoking mob

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellThe Memo: GOP senators face defining vote on Trump  Senate passes bill to award Capitol Police officer Congressional Gold Medal Will Republican senators rise to the occasion? MORE (R-Ky.) on Saturday unleashed blistering criticism of former President TrumpDonald TrumpCapitol Police issues no confidence vote in leaders Graham’s post-election call with Georgia’s Secretary of State will be investigated: report Trump told McCarthy that rioters ‘more upset about the election than you are’: report MORE, blaming him for sparking the attack on the Capitol while also explaining why he didn’t vote for a conviction. McConnell also suggested that Trump could face criminal prosecution for his actions. “There’s no question, none, that President Trump is practically

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Trump on acquittal: MAGA ‘has only just begun’

Former President TrumpDonald TrumpCapitol Police issues no confidence vote in leaders Graham’s post-election call with Georgia’s Secretary of State will be investigated: report Trump told McCarthy that rioters ‘more upset about the election than you are’: report MORE declared victory on Saturday after Senate Republicans voted to acquit him for a second time, saying that his political movement “has only just begun” and that he would have more to share in the near future. Trump thanked his legal team for “upholding justice and defending truth.” “Our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun. In the months ahead, I have much to share with you, and I look forward to continuing our incredible journey

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Senate votes 57-43 for Trump acquittal

Senate Republicans handed former President TrumpDonald TrumpCapitol Police issues no confidence vote in leaders Graham’s post-election call with Georgia’s Secretary of State will be investigated: report Trump told McCarthy that rioters ‘more upset about the election than you are’: report MORE his second impeachment acquittal on Saturday, clearing him of charges that he incited the mob that attacked the Capitol on Jan. 6. Senators voted 57-43 on whether to convict Trump of high crimes and misdemeanors for “willfully inciting violence against the Government of the United States.” Every Democrat voted to find him “guilty,” the question technically before the Senate, and they were joined by 7 GOP senators — falling short of the necessary 67 votes or two-thirds majority needed for conviction. ADVERTISEMENT The vote

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Senate strikes deal, bypassing calling impeachment witnesses

House impeachment managers, former President TrumpDonald TrumpCapitol Police issues no confidence vote in leaders Graham’s post-election call with Georgia’s Secretary of State will be investigated: report Trump told McCarthy that rioters ‘more upset about the election than you are’: report MORE‘s legal team and top senators struck a deal on Saturday that will let the Senate bypass calling witnesses. The agreement comes after senators were caught flat-footed by a request from Rep. Jamie RaskinJamin (Jamie) Ben RaskinTrump lawyers center defense around attacks on Democrats Democrats dismiss claims they misrepresented evidence during impeachment trial Democrats warn of ‘whataboutism’ ahead of Trump defense MORE (D-Md.), the lead House impeachment manager, to depose Rep. Jaime Herrera BeutlerJaime Lynn Herrera BeutlerTrump told McCarthy that rioters

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Trump lawyer irked after senators laugh at him

One of the lawyers on former President TrumpDonald TrumpCapitol Police issues no confidence vote in leaders Graham’s post-election call with Georgia’s Secretary of State will be investigated: report Trump told McCarthy that rioters ‘more upset about the election than you are’: report MORE’s impeachment defense team grew frustrated after senators began laughing at him during Saturday remarks when the attorney mispronounced “Philadelphia.”  Michael van der Veen addressed the Senate after Democrats revived debate on whether to call witnesses for Trump’s impeachment trial, including virtually over Zoom.  Trump’s attorney said that sworn testimony from leaders such as House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiCapitol Police issues no confidence vote in leaders Senate passes bill to award Capitol Police officer Congressional Gold Medal We

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Senate votes to hear witnesses in Trump trial

The Senate voted Saturday to allow for witnesses in former President TrumpDonald TrumpCapitol Police issues no confidence vote in leaders Graham’s post-election call with Georgia’s Secretary of State will be investigated: report Trump told McCarthy that rioters ‘more upset about the election than you are’: report MORE‘s second impeachment trial, a stunning development that could extend the proceeding. House Democrats prosecuting the case called for a single witness to testify: Rep. Jaime Herrera BeutlerJaime Lynn Herrera BeutlerTrump told McCarthy that rioters ‘more upset about the election than you are’: report Here are the GOP lawmakers censured by Republicans for impeaching Trump Upton becomes first member of Congress to vote to impeach two presidents MORE (R-Wash.), who has hammered Trump for

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GOP Rep. Herrera Beutler urges ‘patriots’ to talk about Trump call

GOP Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler said Friday that she was told then-President TrumpDonald TrumpCapitol Police issues no confidence vote in leaders Graham’s post-election call with Georgia’s Secretary of State will be investigated: report Trump told McCarthy that rioters ‘more upset about the election than you are’: report MORE initially sided with supporters storming the Capitol on Jan. 6, with the Washington Republican urging “patriots” to come forward and share what they know about a key Trump call. Herrera Beutler, one of the 10 House Republicans who voted for impeachment last month, issued a statement Friday night confirming key details of a CNN report that said Trump had told House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyTrump told McCarthy that rioters ‘more upset about the election

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