In July 2017, two little-known Democrats in the House of Representatives make the first attempt to impeach Trump, basing it on investigations into Moscow’s interference in the 2016 U.S. elections.
REPUBLICAN SENATOR LISA MURKOWSKI, in a statement
He will speak on Tuesday night in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives where in December Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic majority in the House approved two articles of impeachment against Trump for pressuring Ukraine to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden.
A Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Thursday showed Bloomberg, a billionaire and former mayor of New York, moving into third place among registered voters for the 2020 Democratic nomination.
* Speeches by senators, which are limited to no more than 10 minutes and began on Monday, continue. Chief Justice John Roberts will not preside, as the Senate technically is hearing these speeches in a regular session and not a special impeachment trial session.
Here are some quotes from the closing arguments:
On Wednesday the Senate is scheduled to wrap up a two-week impeachment trial and vote to either acquit or convict Trump on charges leveled by the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives that the Republican president abused his powers and obstructed Congress’ investigation of his dealings with Ukraine.
Some Democratic senators, liberal activists and commentators had wanted Roberts to play an active rather than a largely ceremonial role in the historic proceedings, perhaps even summoning witnesses despite opposition from Trump’s fellow Republicans who control the Senate.
Paul uttered the name in a question that U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts had earlier declined to read as the presiding officer of the trial. The Senate was not holding impeachment proceedings when Paul spoke on Tuesday.
“I personally think he was treated very unfairly,” Trump said in Las Vegas.
The post of director of national intelligence, which was created after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, oversees the 17 U.S. civilian and military intelligence agencies including the CIA.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said on Twitter that the idea…