On Thursday, President Trump declared victory, one day after his acquittal in the Senate impeachment trial. He celebrated among supporters at the White House and claimed Democrats had conducted "corrupt" investigations. Hours earlier, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters at a news conference that she prays for the president, and that his impeachment will stand forever. Judy Woodruff reports.
The U.S. Senate has spoken, and President Trump will remain in office. On Wednesday, he was acquitted of both impeachment counts, almost entirely down party lines. Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney was the only senator to break ranks, prompting criticism from his party and praise from Senate Democrats. Amna Nawaz reports, and Yamiche Alcindor and Lisa Desjardins join Judy Woodruff to discuss.
Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, was lead House manager in President Trump's Senate impeachment trial. He joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the Senate's decision to acquit Trump of both impeachment charges, the "moral courage" he feels Sen. Mitt Romney displayed by breaking with his party and why the choice not to call witnesses sets a "dangerous precedent."
After a contentious and highly partisan Senate impeachment trial, President Trump has been acquitted on both impeachment charges brought against him by the House. John Hart of Mars Hill Strategies and Georgetown Law School's Victoria Nourse join Judy Woodruff to discuss Trump's reaction to the vote, political consequences for each party and the need for bipartisan support of impeachment.
On Tuesday, senators took turns processing two weeks' worth of arguments in the impeachment trial of President Trump, with each speaking in preparation for the Senate vote to acquit or convict on Wednesday. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., who is the second-highest ranking Republican in the Senate, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss why he feels the trial was thorough and what its political impact might be.
U.S. senators finally had an opportunity to speak their minds in the impeachment trial of President Trump on Tuesday. Each lawmaker was allocated 10 minutes for remarks, and their words echoed the partisan divisions that have characterized the entire trial. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., joins Judy Woodruff to discuss her impeachment views and what she's expecting from her state's upcoming primary.
The Senate is so far cleaving neatly along party lines in advance of Wednesday's virtually certain votes to acquit President Donald Trump on two impeachment charges. Just two or three undecided senators are even considering breaking with their party. The trial is cruising to impeachment tallies that will fall short of even a majority of the GOP-held Senate, much less the two-thirds required to remove Trump from office.
House impeachment managers and President Trump's lawyers have had their say regarding the president's impeachment. Now, the Senate will render its verdict. Amna Nawaz reports on the closing arguments presented Monday, and Lisa Desjardins and Yamiche Alcindor join Judy Woodruff to discuss what they're hearing from lawmakers and the White House about the possibilities of acquittal and censure.
Closing arguments in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial are unfolding Monday as much for history as any effort to sway votes. The four hours of arguments provide one final chance to influence public opinion and set the record ahead of expected Senate acquittal.
President Trump's likely acquittal following Friday's mostly party-line vote to exclude witnesses and new documents from the Senate impeachment trial has left questions over the limits of presidential powers. Senators will get the chance to explain their decisions next week. Alexis Simendinger, national correspondent for The Hill, joins Hari Sreenivasan with more on the trial and what comes next.