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                      by Andrew Kerr  Gov. Andrew Cuomo repealed a measure on Tuesday he had originally signed into law in April 2020 that shielded nursing homes from COVID-19 lawsuits. The New York Democrat repealed the law as he faces an FBI investigation into his handling of nursing homes during the pandemic. FBI investigators are looking into how the nursing home legal immunity bill made it into the state’s budget legislation just before Cuomo signed it into law, according to THE CITY. Democratic Assemblyman Ron Kim told The Guardian in May that “the language of the [immunity] bill and the entire proposal was drafted, submitted, and negotiated into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo and his staff.” New York State Senator Alessandra Biaggi, a co-sponsor of the bill signed into law Tuesday that revoked the legal immunity measure, told the New York Post she was “relieved to see corporate immunity, which...
    More On: andrew cuomo Start impeachment hearings against Gov. Cuomo now What if Cuomo just won’t go? and other commentary First Cuomo accuser won’t cooperate with ‘sham’ impeachment probe Cuomo rebuffs de Blasio, reopens indoor fitness classes in NYC Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office has hired outside lawyers to represent Executive Chamber staffers amid an investigation into workplace sexual harassment allegations against the governor, a report said Wednesday. Seven women have accused Cuomo of inappropriate behavior — including three former aides and a current Executive Chamber employee. Lawyers retained to represent Cuomo’s staff held a conference call with them on Tuesday, urging anybody with concerns to reach out, the Wall Street Journal reported. One of the lawyers is employed by the firm Arnold & Porter, a spokesperson told The Post, and another attorney works for the firm Walden Macht & Haran. “Their role is to facilitate the Executive Chamber’s full...
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's top attorney is leaving his administration in the middle of scandals that have resulted in calls for Cuomo's impeachment and resignation. Counsel to the Governor Kumiki Gibson, who has served in that role since 2019, will be taking a nonprofit job after she leaves the government on Friday. NEW YORK GOV. CUOMO PRESS SECRETARY GIROUARD, ANOTHER FEMALE STAFFER, LEAVING "I informed the Executive Chamber a month ago that I planned to leave State service and have accepted a position at a nationally prominent not-for-profit organization," Gibson said in a statement. "It has been an honor and privilege to work for the Governor and the people of the State of New York. I remain deeply impressed with the talent and dedication of my legal team and will forever be grateful for having the opportunity to serve New Yorkers." Gibson is the latest member of Cuomo's administration to leave,...
    By Daniela Desantis ASUNCION (Reuters) - Thousands of Paraguayans gathered around Congress in downtown Asunción on Monday, marking the fourth day of protests amid calls to impeach President Mario Abdo over the government's handling of the COVID-19 health crisis. The protesters, many wearing soccer jerseys and carrying national flags, chanted "Out Marito" and "Everyone out", while criticizing the authorities for the lack of medicines and intensive care beds amid a spike in coronavirus cases. "In the hospitals there are no syringes, there are no beds," a young man who identified himself as Dudu Dávalos told local television after traveling from the city of Hernandarias, 340 km (210 miles) east of Asunción. "They had a year to prepare and did nothing." A protest on Friday had ended in a pitched battle after police used gas and rubber bullets. On Saturday and Sunday, less intense demonstrations shifted to the area near the...
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is fighting for his political life as he battles three sexual harassment claims and public outcry over his administration’s misreporting of coronavirus deaths in nursing homes. Cuomo, who this time last year was one of the most popular Democrats in the country, faces investigations into both scandals. New York Attorney General Letitia James on Monday launched an investigation into the governor’s alleged harassment after Cuomo on Sunday said he was “truly sorry” for making female aides feel uncomfortable. That afternoon, Cuomo retained a high-profile defense attorney. The sexual harassment claims, which have led to widespread calls for the governor to resign, have overshadowed Cuomo’s nursing home scandal. In that incident, the state directed nursing homes last March to admit patients who had tested positive for the coronavirus. The state misreported a rash of deaths that were a direct result of the policy, a fact...
    A new highway billboard in Albany is calling for New York Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoConservative reporter confronts CNN's Jim Acosta at CPAC Overnight Health Care: FDA panel endorses Johnson & Johnson vaccine | CDC director warns decline in cases 'may be stalling' | Biden administration buys 100,000 doses of Lilly antibody drug Donald Trump Jr. attacks Cheney at CPAC: 'Lincoln Project Liz' MORE’s (D) impeachment amid a series of controversies surrounding the elected official.  Local gun store owner Brian Olesen told the New York Post that he paid for the electronic billboard that now lines Interstate 787 just north of the state capital “to demand that he [Cuomo] be held accountable for the mass deaths at the nursing homes.”  Cuomo’s office earlier this month admitted it withheld the coronavirus death toll at nursing homes in the state, prompting bipartisan backlash and calls from some for the governor to resign or face...
    (CNN)It was a busy week in Washington, with President Biden sharing key policy initiatives like his plans to reopen schools, push for a federal minimum wage and distribute more vaccines during a CNN town hall.Meanwhile, Texas and parts of the South faced devastating winter conditions, with millions going without power, water, or heat. The week ended in a rough 24 hours politically for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, as he chose to leave his hard-hit state for Mexico.Monday Burr faces censure by North Carolina GOP for voting to convict Trump Gov. Cuomo facing impeachment calls over alleged Covid-19 coverup Pelosi announces plans for '9/11-type commission' to investigate Capitol attack TuesdayRead More NYT: House Republican shunned by family members over Trump criticism Trump rips McConnell in lengthy statement after being acquitted in impeachment trial Wednesday Biden continues to push $15 federal minimum wage White House says teacher vaccinations...
    State Assembly Republicans are moving to form an impeachment commission “to gather facts and evidence” surrounding Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “handling and subsequent cover-up of the COVID-19 crisis in nursing homes” across New York, they announced Thursday. The Assembly Republican Conference next week will introduce a bill to create a bipartisan panel tasked with “examining the state’s method of administration and conduct in all matters relating to nursing homes and long-term care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.” Under the resolution, the committee would have a 60-day deadline to conduct its work and submit its findings and recommendations to the legislature on whether to impeach. The resolution to form the committee would need to be passed by both houses of the Democrat-controlled legislature. The move comes after The Post exclusively reported how Cuomo’s top aide Melissa DeRosa admitted on a conference call with lawmakers that the Democratic governor’s administration withheld...
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Republican Party has defended Sen. Mitt Romney after an online motion accused him of misrepresenting himself as a Republican and embarrassing the state by voting against former President Donald Trump in his impeachment trials. Hundreds of people have signed the document being circulated on social media. It says Romney failed to “represent the average conservative Utah Republican voter" by voting to convict Trump at his second impeachment trial, among other complaints. In response, the Utah Republican Party issued a statement Monday that defended both Romney and Sen. Mike Lee, who voted to acquit Trump, KUTV-TV in Salt Lake City reported. "The differences between our own Utah Republicans showcase a diversity of thought, in contrast to the danger of a party fixated on ‘unanimity of thought,'" the statement read. "There is power in our differences as a political party, and we look forward to...
    By JULIE PACE, AP Washington Bureau Chief WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Republican senators spent an hour talking strategy with lawyers for the accused. The entire Senate served as jurors even though they were also targets of the crime. No witnesses were called. And the outcome was never in doubt. The second impeachment trial of Donald Trump laid bare the deep imperfections in the Constitution’s only process for holding a president accountable, for “high crimes and misdemeanors.” The proceedings packed an emotional punch and served as history's first accounting of the Jan. 6 riots on the U.S. Capitol, but the inherently political process never amounted to a real and unbiased effort to determine how the insurrection unfolded and whether Trump was responsible. The results were ultimately unsurprising: a fast impeachment in the Democratic-led House followed by acquittal in the Senate, where 17 Republicans were needed to convict. Only seven voted guilty,...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Republican senators spent an hour talking strategy with lawyers for the accused. The entire Senate served as jurors even though they were also targets of the crime. No witnesses were called. And the outcome was never in doubt. The second impeachment trial of Donald Trump laid bare the deep imperfections in the Constitution’s only process for holding a president accountable, for “high crimes and misdemeanors.” The proceedings packed an emotional punch and served as history’s first accounting of the Jan. 6 riots on the U.S. Capitol, but the inherently political process never amounted to a real and unbiased effort to determine how the insurrection unfolded and whether Trump was responsible. The results were ultimately unsurprising: a fast impeachment in the Democratic-led House followed by acquittal in the Senate, where 17 Republicans were needed to convict. Only seven voted guilty, an insufficient number but a record...
    The New York Times The first trial seemed somewhat abstract; this will be a visceral evaluation of Trump Now it is not about the transcription of a phone call or simple words written on paper that can be interpreted in different ways. This is a mob of extremists who broke down barricades and beat police officers. It is about a mob that smashed windows and smashed doors, about a group of looters who erected a gallows and shouted slogans such as “Take the building!” and “Fight for Trump!” This Tuesday, February 9, the United States Senate witnessed an event never seen before that will resonate in the echoes of history: the beginning of the second impeachment trial against former President Donald Trump. The House representatives charged with serving as prosecutors showed an impressive video, the images of which last month’s deadly attack on the Capitol made it very clear how...
    Sen. Tommy Tuberville said when former President Donald Trump called to ask for help slowing Congress' certification of the 2020 election results, he cut short the conversation, telling Trump that Vice President Mike Pence had been evacuated from the Senate. “He didn’t get a chance to say a whole lot because I said, ‘Mr. President, they just took the vice president out. I’ve got to go,’” Tuberville, an Alabama Republican, told reporters Wednesday. The call occurred as rioters broke into the U.S. Capitol, and near when Trump charged in a tweet that his vice president lacked "the courage" to halt the certification of Electoral College results codifying Biden's win. Footage shown by the House Democratic impeachment managers in Trump's second trial show Pence being evacuated at 2:14 p.m., 10 minutes before the president issued his scathing tweet. At 2:24 p.m., Trump wrote: “Mike Pence didn’t have the courage to...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden on Thursday will meet with a bipartisan group of senators to discuss rebuilding America's infrastructure, a show of how the White House looks to move ahead with its agenda despite former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial. The senators -- whom the White House has so far declined to name -- will meet with Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris in the Oval Office, the White House said, before Thursday's impeachment proceedings are expected to get underway at the US Capitol. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg will join the Oval Office meeting virtually. Buttigieg is quarantining after a member of his security detail tested positive for Covid-19."We still have to govern," a senior White House official said. "The impeachment is not going to stop us from doing that. They can walk and chew gum."Biden said this week that he is not closely watching his predecessor's impeachment trial, which...
    A majority of Kentucky voters do not want to see the Senate convict former President TrumpDonald TrumpHillary Clinton: Trump acquittal 'will be because the jury includes his co-conspirators' Former Republican officials in talks to form center-right anti-Trump party: report Gaetz hits back at Kinzinger PAC targeting 'Trumpism' MORE of inciting an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, according to a new survey from Mason-Dixon Polling and Research.  A slight majority of respondents – 51 percent – said they would oppose Trump’s conviction in his impeachment trial should the Senate find him guilty of stoking an effort by his supporters to storm the Capitol and disrupt the congressional certification of the Electoral College vote last month.  By comparison, 41 percent said they believe Trump should be convicted on the charges, while another 8 percent remain undecided on the matter, the poll found.  The poll, conducted just days before Trump’s impeachment trial began,...
    During ABC News' coverage of the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, senior national correspondent Terry Moran compared the power the 45th president has over the GOP to that of a "Fuhrer." Moran explained Republicans "just aren't going to budge" as the Democratic House impeachment managers continue to make the case that Trump incited an insurrection on Capitol Hill last month.  "I think we've heard it in these vivid videos that the Democratic House managers are playing [of people chanting] 'Fight for Trump, fight for Trump, fight for Trump,' not 'fight for America,'" Moran said.  "[Trump] has the Republican Party as a personalized power like we haven't seen," he added. "It’s a caudillo, it’s a Caesar, it’s a Fuhrer. We don’t see that in this country. We do now." TRUMP WAR ROOM FIRES BACK AT HOUSE DEM IMPEACHMENT MANAGERS WHO USED 'FIGHT LIKE HELL' RHETORIC IN THE PAST VideoCLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX...
    The House impeachment managers will begin their opening arguments on the merits of the impeachment of former President Donald Trump when the chamber convenes at noon on Wednesday, following a 56-44 Senate vote to move ahead with the trial Tuesday.  Meanwhile, speculation is running rampant about which Republicans may vote to convict Trump. The attention has mainly been on a group of moderate senators, but also includes Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. Bloomberg reported Tuesday that McConnell hasn't decided how he'll vote on the final conviction question and has told other Republicans that their vote is a personal decision.  It's almost certain that 17 Republicans won't vote to convict Trump -- the number necessary for Democrats to reach the 67-vote supermajority threshold -- but the House impeachment managers are hopeful they can get more Republicans on board to deliver a stronger rebuke to the former president.  They made some progress in that...
    REPUBLICAN Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Tuesday shared a tweet of the Senate in a toilet after the chamber voted to proceed with ex-President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. Greene, a Trump ally, quote tweeted a post by right-wing YouTuber Cari Kelemen that showed the Senate in session, inside a toilet bowl. * Read our Donald Trump impeachment live blog for the very latest news and updates on the former president... 6Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene shared an image of the Senate in a toiletCredit: Twitter 6Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was removed from her two House committees last weekCredit: Alamy Live News “We need Turd Limits,” wrote Kelemen, in a play on term limits.  Greene commented: “Agree! #ImpeachmentTrial.” The Congresswoman from Georgia criticized the Senate as they voted 56-44 to reject arguments by Trump’s lawyers that holding an impeachment trial for a former president is unconstitutional.  All 50 Democrat and six Republican...
    McCarthy for Congress House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said President Joe Biden hasn’t reached out to him personally yet, and defended his recent visit to see ex-President Donald Trump at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort. In an interview with Punchbowl, McCarthy complained about the lack of outreach from President Biden and his team, complaints that Punchbowl appeared to share: — McCarthy told us he’s had practically no contact with President Joe Biden’s administration so far. NEC Director Brian Deese was on a phone call with top Republicans on each committee, but there has been no outreach from the top of the White House. This is a bit surprising to us, because it would be an easy thing to reach out to McCarthy, even if it’s just a courtesy call. McCarthy was among the House Republicans who voted to overturn Electoral College votes following the deadly Capitol insurrection Trump incited. Following the insurrection,...
    (CNN)The second Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump is scheduled to kick off Tuesday with some of the key questions about the trial itself -- including how long it will go and whether any witnesses will be called -- still unanswered.The ultimate outcome of the trial does not appear to be in doubt: Trump will be acquitted by the Senate for the second time, falling well short of the two-thirds votes needed for conviction. But that doesn't mean the next week -- and possibly two -- will be without drama as the House impeachment managers recount the destruction caused in the deadly January 6 riot and argue that Trump was the one who incited the insurrectionists to ransack the US Capitol.House Democrats on Thursday sought testimony from Trump himself at the trial, a move that was swiftly rejected by Trump's legal team. Democrats are unlikely to subpoena the...
    As Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming reaches out to GOP House colleagues ahead of a Wednesday meeting to consider a push to strip the congresswoman of her No. 3 House Republican leadership position, a high-profile Republican senator is defending her. Cheney’s under fire from numerous House Republicans over her vote three weeks ago to impeach then-President Trump on a count of inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Cheney was the most senior of 10 Republicans who joined all 222 House Democrats to impeach Trump, with 197 GOP representatives voting against impeachment. MCCONNELL DEFENDS CHENEY OVER TRUMP IMPEACHMENT VOTE But Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is supporting Cheney. "I believe @RepLizCheney is one of the strongest and most reliable conservative voices in the Republican Party. She is a fiscal and social conservative, and no one works harder to ensure that our military is well prepared," Graham tweeted on Tuesday....
    (CNN)Rep. Liz Cheney, under fire from former President Donald Trump and his staunchest defenders, is picking up support from some influential Republicans as her allies close ranks and resist the effort to oust her from the third-ranking spot in House GOP leadership.On Monday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was the latest Republican to give her a boost, saying in a statement to CNN that she had "the courage" to act on her convictions in the aftermath of her vote to impeach Trump last month on a charge he incited the deadly insurrection that ransacked Capitol Hill on January 6."Liz Cheney is a leader with deep convictions and the courage to act on them," McConnell said. "She is an important leader in our party and in our nation. I am grateful for her service and look forward to continuing to work with her on the crucial issues facing our nation."The statement...
    (CNN)Former President Donald Trump's lies and his insistence that the November election was rigged against him may have turned out to be a bridge too far for the attorneys who were slated to defend him in his upcoming Senate impeachment trial in a little more than a week. But his party has stuck with him. After a brief flirtation with reason and sound judgment in the weeks following the January 6 siege at the Capitol, the Republican Party has decided to honor their deep and often blind allegiance to Trump, choosing to overlook his role in inciting the deadly insurrection rather than pay the price of crossing him and his base next year at the ballot box. The collapse of Trump's legal team amid a disagreement over legal strategy, which CNN first reported Saturday night, stood in stark contrast to the slow crawl of Republican elected leaders back into the...
    Rep. David Valadao has attracted challengers right and left, with one Republican and two Democrats signaling plans to run against the California GOP congressman in 2022 following his vote to impeach former President Donald Trump in the waning days of his administration. Valadao was among just 10 House Republicans who joined with the Democrats to impeach Trump for his role in encouraging the march on the United States Capitol that evolved into a deadly siege of the building. That vote prompted Army veteran and former Fresno City Councilman Chris Mathys, a Republican, to announce plans to take on Valadao in the 21st District GOP primary next year, saying the incumbent deserves to be ousted because he was disloyal to Trump. “You don’t always like who you’re working for, but you’re always loyal and dedicated to your commander-in-chief,” Mathys told the Fresno Bee. “In the military you always follow your commander-in-chief,...
    Bradley Cortright January 26, 2021 0 Comments Co-host of ABC’s “The View” Meghan McCain says Republicans who continue to defend former President Donald Trump and oppose the latest impeachment are “ill-advised.” McCain was asked by co-host Whoopi Goldberg if she believes it is time to leave the Republican Party. While McCain said she would “die fighting” for the party, she proceeded to decry the people in the party who are “going on the horse of full MAGA.” “It’s very difficult for me to come on this show right now because I’ve always prided myself of having my finger on the tenor what’s going on in conservative circles,” she said as she defended her conservative credentials. “Even when I didn’t agree with Trump, you know, I’m not a squish, I’m not someone who went full brainwash Lincoln Project. That everything that’s conservative is a bastion of evil, and I must reject...
    (CNN)Former President Donald Trump has expanded his impeachment legal team by tapping a former prosecutor-turned-criminal defense lawyer, an addition that comes as Trump and his allies scramble to prepare a defense with less than two weeks until the Senate trial. The addition of Deborah Barbier, a lawyer with a reputation for tackling high-profile, controversial clients, is the second attorney to join from South Carolina. Last week, Trump announced that Butch Bowers, an experienced political attorney who has represented numerous Republican elected officials, including former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, would lead his legal team.The all-South Carolina legal team has surprised some attorneys, even those in the Palmetto State, but it underscores the outsized influence of one of Trump's most loyal allies, Lindsey Graham, the state's senior Republican senator, who recommended Bowers to Trump. It also highlights the challenges Trump was experiencing in building a legal team as his previous lawyers...
    (CNN)Rep. Jamie Raskin fled the House chamber on January 6 alongside his colleagues as a mob was gaining on the Capitol, but his mind was focused on the office down the hall where his daughter and son-in-law were in hiding.Just a day earlier, Raskin's family had buried his 25-year-old son, Tommy. Raskin's daughter Tabitha, 23, and his oldest daughter's husband, Hank, had accompanied the Maryland Democrat to the Capitol that Wednesday to watch as he defended President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College win on the House floor. Now his family was in danger, hiding in Majority Whip Steny Hoyer's ceremonial office as insurrectionists surrounded the House chamber. Raskin's chief of staff, Julie Tagen, who was with Tabitha and Hank, barricaded the door and grabbed a bronze bust as a weapon in case anyone broke in.It was roughly an hour before Capitol Police rescued them and they were reunited with Raskin, he...
    One of former President Trump’s top supporters in the House of Representatives is targeting one of Trump’s biggest House GOP critics. GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida is heading to House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney’s home state of Wyoming on Thursday, where he’ll hold an event outside the state capitol in Cheyenne. MCCARTHY RAISES 'CONCERNS' ABOUT CHENEY'S IMPEACHMENT VOTE Cheney, the number three House Republican in leadership, has been pilloried by some of her GOP colleagues in the chamber for voting to impeach Trump earlier this month. Cheney, a vocal Republican critic of Trump’s foreign policy during his tenure in the White House and the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, was the most high profile of the 10 Republicans who joined all 222 House Democrats in voting to impeach the president. The vast majority of House Republicans – 197 of the 211 in the chamber, voted against impeachment....
    President Biden began his term in office with a message of unity, expressing a desire to move past the rancorous division in the United States and bring people together, while Congress remains set to carry out an impeachment trial for former President Donald Trump. During her first press briefing after Biden's inauguration, White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked by Fox News' Peter Doocy if the new president thinks the impeachment process should be dropped. Psaki said the administration believes that the Senate can hold the trial while also moving the country forward. PSAKI SAYS SHE WILL BRING 'TRUTH AND TRANSPARENCY BACK' DURING FIRST WHITE HOUSE PRESS BRIEFING "Well, he spoke today, as you all saw, about unity in his inaugural address and the importance of unity and bringing the country together and the resolve of the American people in helping to get through this moment," Psaki said. "You know,...
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    President-elect Joe Biden's pitch for unity is sounding off-key as the Senate prepares to conduct its second impeachment trial of President Trump in a year, according to Republicans. Biden voiced hopes the Republican Party would have a post-Trump “epiphany” shortly after he announced his candidacy in 2019. But almost two years later, he's having his words used against him as Republicans grapple with Trump's imminent departure from office. Vice President Mike Pence set the tone when he urged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi not to "further divide and inflame the passions of the moment." Pence wrote that in response to Pelosi's 24-hour ultimatum that he invoke the Constitution's 25th Amendment against Trump, or she would call House Democrats' impeachment article against the president up for a vote. In his letter, Pence went on to implore Pelosi to team up with Republicans "to lower the temperature and unite our country." A week...
    (CNN)House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy is standing by Rep. Liz Cheney, the No. 3 House Republican, as their conference has devolved into a bitter feud following President Donald Trump's incitement of the Capitol riot and the Democratic push to impeach him, which Cheney voted for on Wednesday. A spokesman for McCarthy told CNN that the California Republican, who voted against impeachment, does not support efforts to remove Cheney as House Republican conference chair following a backlash over her vote. At the same time, several Republicans are focusing on the role of conservatives like Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama in riling up the crowd at a rally last week before the deadly riot, with some urging that he be censured or removed from his committee spots.The historic impeachment of the President -- the first to be impeached twice by the House during his time in office -- and the deadly riots...
    Rep. Peter Meijer (Mich.), one of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach President TrumpDonald TrumpCotton: Senate lacks authority to hold impeachment trial once Trump leaves office Marjorie Taylor Greene says she will introduce impeachment articles against Biden ICE acting director resigns weeks after assuming post MORE on Wednesday, says he’s buying body armor and altering his routine amid fears of more violence following last week's deadly riot at the Capitol. MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson asked the freshman lawmaker on Thursday morning whether potential threats to his safety factored into his decision to vote to impeach Trump for inciting the assault. “To answer your question, that did not factor into my decision. I think you have to set that aside, I don’t believe in giving an assassin’s veto, an insurrectionist veto, a heckler’s veto,” Meijer said. “If we let that guide decisions, then you’re cowering to the mob.” “When...
    QAnon believer who plotted to kill Nancy Pelosi came to D.C. ready for war Massachusetts teen defends outting relatives who picked fight with Black guard during Capitol riots Dow ends lower, but near record levels amid historic impeachment vote in Washington © Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images MARKET SNAPSHOT Load Error U.S. stocks mostly booked modest gains Wednesday, amid a historic House vote on impeaching President Donald Trump, one week before he is set to leave office. Stocks struggled for direction Tuesday, flipping between modest gains and losses before finishing to the upside, allowing the Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite to avoid their first back-to-back losses of 2021. Stocks mostly closed marginally higher Wednesday as investors monitored efforts in Washington to impeach President Trump for the second time. Peter Andersen, founder of Andersen Capital, thinks political considerations are weighing on the market much more than many investors may...
    As House members debated whether to impeach President Trump on Wednesday, and threats of more protests at next week’s inauguration loom, the White House released a statement from the president calling for calm. “In light of reports of more demonstrations, I urge that there must be NO violence, NO lawbreaking and NO vandalism of any kind. That is not what I stand for, and it is not what America stands for. I call on ALL Americans to help ease tensions and calm tempers​,” Trump said in a statement.  The White House released the comment in the middle of a debate over impeaching the president for “inciting” the storming of the US Capitol last Wednesday by his supporters that sent lawmakers scurrying to hide in undisclosed locations. The mayhem, which disrupted a joint session of Congress to certify the Electoral College results for President-elect Joe Biden, caused the deaths of...
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    President TrumpDonald TrumpGrowing number of GOP lawmakers say they support impeachment YouTube temporarily bars uploading of new content on Trump's channel House passes measure calling on Pence to remove Trump MORE discouraged acts of violence in a written statement Wednesday and called on Americans to help “ease tensions and calm tempers.” The White House disseminated the statement from Trump as the House was preparing to impeach him for the second time for inciting a violent riot at the U.S. Capitol last week that left five people dead. “In light of reports of more demonstrations, I urge that there must be NO violence, NO lawbreaking and NO vandalism of any kind,” Trump said. “That is not what I stand for, and it is not what America stands for. I call on ALL Americans to help ease tensions and calm tempers. Thank You.” His words came amid growing concerns about threats surrounding...
    Washington — Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is holding a press conference Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. as security is tight at the U.S. Capitol. Secure perimeters are set up around the Capitol complex, where armed troops were spotted Wednesday morning. The security measures come a week after rioters stormed the Capitol building — and as the House is poised to vote on impeachment against President Trump, for the second time. How to watch Muriel Bowser's press conference today What: Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser holds a press conference  Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2021  Time: 10:30 a.m. ET Online stream: Live on CBSN in the player above and on your mobile or streaming device Follow: Live updates on CBSNews.com The FBI is warning law enforcement across the country that groups are calling for the "storming" of federal, state and local courthouses in all 50 states if President Trump is removed...
    Trump administration to ask states to speed up vaccinations instead of holding back second doses Sheldon Adelson, casino magnate and major Trump donor, dies aged 87 Dow Futures Edge Higher Amid Trump Impeachment Drama; Treasury Yields Extend Bond Market Selloff The Tuesday Market Minute Global stocks inch higher in cautious trading, with markets tracking political drama in Washington and noting the ongoing rise in U.S. Treasury bond yields. House Speak Nancy Pelosi will move forward which impeachment procedures Wednesday amid reports that VP Mike Pence will not invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office. Benchmark 10-year Treasury yields rise to a fresh 10-month high of 1.156% overnight, extending the bond market sell-off that has investors focused on global interest rates. Bitcoin rebounds from Monday's bear market slump, adding 9% to trade past $36,000 as crypto volatility grips markets. Oil nears 11-month highs ahead...
    NBC Sports Premier League schedule, Weeks 18-19 This Is How Bad the COVID Outbreak Is in Your State Dow Futures Edge Higher Amid Trump Impeachment Drama; Treasury Yields Extend Bond Market Sell-Off The Tuesday Market Minute Global stocks inch higher in cautious trading, with markets tracking political drama in Washington and noting the ongoing rise in U.S. Treasury bond yields. House Speak Nancy Pelosi will move forward which impeachment procedures Wednesday amid reports that VP Mike Pence will not invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office. Benchmark 10-year Treasury yields rise to a fresh 10-month high of 1.156% overnight, extending the bond market sell-off that has investors focused on global interest rates. Bitcoin rebounds from Monday's bear market slump, adding 9% to trade past $36,000 as crypto volatility grips markets. Oil nears 11-month highs ahead of EIA and API reports, with WTI crude...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump enters the last days of his presidency isolated and shunned by former allies and members of his own party as he faces a second impeachment and growing calls for his resignation after his supporters launched an assault on the nation’s Capitol in an effort to disrupt the peaceful transfer of power. Cut off from the social media channels that have been the lifeblood of his presidency, Trump will nonetheless try to go on offense in his last 10 days, with no plans of resigning. Instead, Trump is planning to lash out against the companies that have now denied him his Twitter and Facebook bullhorns. And aides hope he will spend his last days trying to trumpet his policy accomplishments, beginning with a trip to Alamo, Texas, on Tuesday to highlight his administration’s efforts to curb illegal immigration and border wall construction. Trump’s decision to...
    Most of 120 people who have been arrested in connection to or identified as being at the Capitol riot through photos and videos are longtime supporters of President TrumpDonald TrumpKim says North Korean efforts will focus on bringing US 'to their knees' Pelosi urges Democrats to prepare to return to DC this week amid impeachment calls Ken Klippenstein: 'Ideological' blindspot kept law enforcement from urgently responding to Capitol riots MORE, an Associated Press analysis determined. The Associated Press reviewed the social media posts, voter registrations, court files and other public records of 120 individuals suspected of being involved with the riots at the Capitol building and concluded that most backed the president.  The AP analysis comes after several conservatives, including lawmakers, have promoted without evidence the theory that groups like antifa and Black Lives Matter infiltrated the pro-Trump protests and were responsible for the riots in the Capitol. The 120 people...
    Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPressure grows on Trump to leave Hillicon Valley: Twitter permanently suspends Michael Flynn, Sidney Powell and others | Laptop stolen from Pelosi's office during Capitol riots | Reddit bans r/DonaldTrump forum House chairman: Biden Pentagon pick 'shares my commitment to civilian control of the military' MORE (D-Calif.) told her Democratic colleagues in the House to prepare to return to Washington this week amid talks of impeaching President TrumpDonald TrumpMcConnell circulates procedures for second Senate impeachment trial of Trump Trump suggests building own platform after Twitter ban Poll: 18 percent of Republicans support Capitol riots MORE for a second time over his role in inciting the mob that breached the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. In a "Dear Colleague" letter sent to Democratic members Saturday, Pelosi said “We will be proceeding with meetings with Members and Constitutional experts and others,” after she received feedback about how to respond to Wednesday's...
    Democratic House members are calling for President Trump's removal from office just two weeks before his term is set to end, as violent protesters stormed and entered the U.S. Capitol building. Protesters gathered in large numbers at the Capitol following a rally where Trump spoke, reiterating his baseless claim that Democrats stole the presidential election from him. As members of the House and Senate raised objections to certain electoral votes, both chambers called for a recess and left their chambers as the pro-Trump protesters had breached the Capitol building. TRUMP TELLS PROTESTERS TO 'GO HOME,' MAINTAINING THAT THE ELECTION WAS 'STOLEN' AMID VIOLENCE AT THE CAPITOL "I am drawing up Articles of Impeachment," Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., tweeted Wednesday afternoon. "Donald J. Trump should be impeached by the House of Representatives & removed from office by the United States Senate. We can’t allow him to remain in office, it’s a matter...
    More On: hunter biden DOJ probe into Hunter Biden reportedly goes beyond his Ukraine dealings Trump blasts Barr for not disclosing Hunter Biden probe Time to call in a special counsel on Hunter and Joe Biden: Goodwin Hunter Biden failed to disclose $400K in Burisma payments ​Congress should have been made aware of the investigations into the “tax affairs” of Hunter Biden as they considered the articles of impeachment against President Trump in 2019, Sen. Ron Johnson said. “I’m sympathetic for keeping investigations confidential unless there’s an indictment,” the Wisconsin Republican told Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.” “But when you’re talking about investigations within the political realm, particularly one that would have affected the impeachment trial of the sitting US president in the US Senate, that should have been relevant information, the fact that they had Hunter Biden’s computer that had all these emails back in December 2019,” Johnson...
    LIMA – The post of Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra will be up for grabs on Friday as opposition lawmakers press ahead with an impeachment trial criticized as a hasty and ill-timed impeachment attempt in one of the countries hardest hit by the pandemic. . Lawmakers seemed a long way from the two-thirds majority needed to oust Vizcarra from office, but while he dodges the impeachment attempt, analysts warned that he may not emerge unscathed from the process. His ability to push forward the anti-corruption agenda that he has sought to make the hallmark of his short but eventful presidency could be further compromised considering that Vizcarra has been implicated in influence peddling. “His credibility to carry out that agenda is already problematic,” said Jo-Marie Burt, a researcher at the think tank Washington Office for Latin American Affairs. “This is really at stake.” The political instability...
    LIMA, Peru — Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra’s job is on the line Friday as opposition lawmakers push through an impeachment hearing criticized as a hasty and poorly timed ouster attempt in one of the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Lawmakers appeared to be far short of the two-thirds majority vote required to remove Vizcarra from office, but even if he dodges the impeachment attempt, analysts warned that he would not escape the ordeal entirely unscathed. His ability to carry forward the anti-corruption agenda he has sought to make the hallmark of his short administration could be further jeopardized if Vizcarra is perceived as having engaged in influence peddling himself. “His credibility in carrying through that agenda is already problematic,” said Jo-Marie Burt, a senior fellow with the Washington Office on Latin America. “This really hangs in the balance.” The political turmoil rocking Peru has briefly distracted attention...
    LIMA, Peru — Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra’s job is on the line Friday as opposition lawmakers push through an impeachment hearing criticized as a hasty and poorly timed ouster attempt in one of the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Lawmakers appeared to be far short of the two-thirds majority vote required to remove Vizcarra from office, but even if he dodges the impeachment attempt, analysts warned that he would not escape the ordeal entirely unscathed. His ability to carry forward the anti-corruption agenda he has sought to make the hallmark of his short administration could be further jeopardized if Vizcarra is perceived as having engaged in influence peddling himself. “His credibility in carrying through that agenda is already problematic,” said Jo-Marie Burt, a senior fellow with the Washington Office on Latin America. “This really hangs in the balance.” The political turmoil rocking Peru has briefly distracted attention from...
    LIMA – The post of Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra will be up for grabs on Friday as opposition lawmakers press ahead with an impeachment trial criticized as a hasty and ill-timed impeachment attempt in one of the countries hardest hit by the pandemic. . Lawmakers seemed a long way from the two-thirds majority needed to oust Vizcarra from office, but while he dodges the impeachment attempt, analysts warned that he may not emerge unscathed from the process. His ability to push forward the anti-corruption agenda that he has sought to make the hallmark of his short but eventful presidency could be further compromised considering that Vizcarra has been implicated in influence peddling. “His credibility to carry out that agenda is already problematic,” said Jo-Marie Burt, a researcher at the think tank Washington Office for Latin American Affairs. “This is really at stake.” The political instability...
    LIMA – The post of Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra will be up for grabs on Friday as opposition lawmakers press ahead with an impeachment trial criticized as a hasty and ill-timed impeachment attempt in one of the countries hardest hit by the pandemic. . Lawmakers seemed a long way from the two-thirds majority needed to oust Vizcarra from office, but while he dodges the impeachment attempt, analysts warned that he may not emerge unscathed from the process. His ability to push forward the anti-corruption agenda that he has sought to make the hallmark of his short but eventful presidency could be further compromised considering that Vizcarra has been implicated in influence peddling. “His credibility to carry out that agenda is already problematic,” said Jo-Marie Burt, a researcher at the think tank Washington Office for Latin American Affairs. “This is really at stake.” The political instability...
    By CHRISTINE ARMARIO and FRANKLIN BRICEÑO, Associated Press LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra’s job is on the line Friday as opposition lawmakers push through an impeachment hearing criticized as a hasty and poorly timed ouster attempt in one of the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Lawmakers appeared to be far short of the two-thirds majority vote required to remove Vizcarra from office, but even if he dodged the impeachment attempt analysts warned that he would not escape the ordeal entirely unscathed. His ability to carry forward the anti-corruption agenda he has sought to make the hallmark of his short but eventful administration could be further jeopardized if Vizcarra is perceived as having engaged in influence peddling himself. “His credibility in carrying through that agenda is already problematic,” said Jo-Marie Burt, a senior fellow with the Washington Office on Latin America. “This really hangs in the...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House will make a “judgment” on whether to subpoena former national security adviser John Bolton, as excerpts from his forthcoming memoir surfaced revealing previously unreported claims about President Trump and members of his administration. Fox News has obtained a copy of Bolton's upcoming 592-page memoir, "The Room Where it Happened." In it, Bolton argued the House committed "impeachment malpractice” by keeping their prosecution focused narrowly on Ukraine while claiming Trump’s alleged misconduct went far beyond that controversy and through the full range of his foreign policy. GIULIANI BLASTS BOLTON AS A 'TOTAL BACKSTABBER,' AMID MEMOIR CLAIMS “He was so arrogant,” Pelosi, D-Calif., said of Bolton during her press conference Thursday. “We did impeach the president of the United States.” According to an excerpt from his memoir, Bolton wrote that had the Senate majority agreed to call witnesses and had he testified in the impeachment trial, "I am convinced, given the...
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