First Republican question in Trump trial hits Democrats’ support for rioters’ bail fund

The first question from Republican senators at the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump was a barb aimed at the Biden campaign for bailing alleged rioters out of jail last summer. 

"Does a politician raising bail for rioters encourage more rioting?" asked Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and ...

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John Thune says he’s open to censure of Donald Trump as impeachment trial nears end

Sen. John Thune of South Dakota, the Senate's second-ranking Republican, said Friday he's open to censuring former President Donald Trump, as the impeachment trial of Mr. Trump nears a vote for acquittal.

"I've seen a couple of [censure] resolutions at least that I think could attract some support," Mr. Thune ...

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Republican senators impressed with Donald Trump’s defense in impeachment trial

Senate Republicans credited the lawyers for former President Donald Trump Friday for putting on a strong defense in the first hours of their arguments in the Senate impeachment trial.

"The president's lawyers blew the House managers' case out of the water," said Sen. Ron Johnson, Wisconsin Republican. "They just eviscerated ...

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Trump’s defense highlights Democrats endorsing unrest, calls impeachment ‘political vengeance’

Defense lawyers for former President Donald Trump began their defense in his Senate impeachment trial Friday by calling the case an “unjust and blatantly unconstitutional act of political vengeance.”

“Like every other politically motivated witch hunt the Left has engaged in over the past four years, this impeachment is completely ...

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Democrats open prosecution of Trump in Senate trial featuring new security video

Democratic House impeachment managers on Wednesday are introducing never-before-seen U.S. Capitol security video of the riot on Jan. 6 to demonstrate the extent of the violence, as they opened the Senate trial of former President Donald Trump. 

The security video is expected to show how close lawmakers came to some ...

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David Schoen, Bruce Castor say Trump impeachment could lead to Republican retaliation

The historic second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump will open in the Senate on Tuesday, with his attorneys saying Mr. Trump is blameless for the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and accusing Democrats of exploiting the deadly riot for partisan gain.

Defense attorneys David Schoen and Bruce Castor ...

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Trump’s lawyers reject accusations of inciting Capitol riot, call impeachment unconstitutional

Former President Donald Trump did not incite the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol and cannot be banned from holding office again because he is a private citizen, Mr. Trump's lawyers said Tuesday in a legal brief ahead of his Senate impeachment trial.

"The 45th President believes and therefore ...

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