Former President Trump was acquitted Saturday in the Senate on the impeachment charge of inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol riot – though seven Republican senators still voted with Democrats to convict.
President Trump on Monday awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Rep. Jim Jordan, the Republican from Ohio who has served as a high-profile congressional defender of the Trump throughout his presidency.
U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, who testified about President Trump’s Ukraine dealings during the House impeachment hearings, said Friday he had been recalled from his overseas position, hours after a National Security Council aide who testified against the president was also fired.
Republicans in the Senate cobbled together enough votes Friday evening to reject Democratic efforts to extend the Trump impeachment trial and call new witnesses, as the final vote on whether to remove President Trump from office is now not expected until next week.
The Democrats prosecuting the case against President Trump in the Senate impeachment trial wrapped up three exhausting days of opening statements Friday evening, insisting the president tried to “cheat” in the 2020 election through his dealings with Ukraine and, therefore, should be removed from office.