U.S. Capitol security to testify before Congress about deadly riot – National

U.S. Congress is set to hear from former U.S. Capitol security officials for the first time about the massive law enforcement failures on Jan. 6, the day a violent mob laid siege to the building and interrupted the presidential electoral count. Three of the four scheduled to testify Tuesday before two Senate committees resigned […]

Feud between Trump, McConnell threatens GOP path to return to power – National

Former U.S. President Donald Trump is escalating a political war within his own party that could undermine the Republican push to fight President Joe Biden’s agenda and ultimately return to power. A day after blistering Mitch McConnell, the Senate’s top Republican, as a “dour, sullen and unsmiling political hack,” Trump repeated his baseless claim […]

From impeachment to investigation: U.S. Congress shifts to probe Capitol riots – National

In the still shaken and heavily guarded U.S. Capitol, thousands of National Guard troops still wander the halls. Glass windows remain broken. Doors swing without handles. And in the grand marble hallways, which amplified the shouts of insurrectionists just over a month ago, there is an uncomfortable silence. The end of Donald Trump’s second […]

‘Political hack’: Trump lashes out at McConnell after impeachment acquittal – National

Former U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday, signaling a growing feud between the two most important voices in the Republican Party. “Mitch is a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack, and if Republican Senators are going to stay with him, they will not win again,” Trump said in […]

Trump sued by Democratic congressman over U.S. Capitol riot – National

The Democratic chairman of the House Homeland Security committee accused Donald Trump in a federal lawsuit on Tuesday of inciting the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and of conspiring with his lawyer and extremist groups to try to prevent Congress from certifying the results of the presidential election he lost to Joe Biden. […]

‘Only just begun’: After impeachment acquittal, Trump looks to reassert power – National

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump took in the win at Mar-a-Lago, surrounded by friends and family. His lawyers celebrated with hugs and smiles. One joked, “We’re going to Disney World!” Now acquitted in his second Senate impeachment trial, Trump is preparing for the next phase of his post-presidency life. Feeling emboldened by the trial’s […]

Biden administration seeks to turn page after Trump’s 2nd impeachment acquittal – National

The end of former U.S. president Donald Trump‘s impeachment trial opens a new chapter for his successor in the White House. But while President Joe Biden and his team are eager to move past the impeachment, the bitterly partisan tone of the proceedings underscores the deep challenges ahead as the president and his party […]

‘He’s guilty as hell’: ‘SNL’ spoofs Trump impeachment results with Tucker Carlson show – National

Saturday Night Live (SNL) took a jab at the results of former U.S. President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial with its own spin of Tucker Carlson Tonight. Featuring Alex Moffat as the primetime Fox News’ host, the show began with a “loose collection of scaremongering non sequiturs” — which included Alexandria Ocasio-Cortex, pronouns for […]

McConnell says he will vote to acquit Trump as 2nd impeachment trial: sources – National

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell will vote to acquit Donald Trump in the former president’s impeachment trial. That’s according to a source familiar with McConnell’s thinking who was not authorized to publicly discuss the decision and spoke on condition of anonymity. Word of McConnell’s decision came Saturday before what is expected to be a […]

Republican senators face big decision as Trump’s 2nd impeachment trial ends – National

Most every Senate juror has said they will listen to the evidence in Donald Trump‘s historic second impeachment trial, but most minds were likely made up before the trial began. Democrats would need a minimum of 17 Republicans to vote with them to convict Trump of incitement of insurrection, and that appears unlikely. Still, […]