The president, who emerged from last year’s impeachment trial feeling emboldened and used his office to take revenge against those he blamed for the charges against him, emerges from this one defeated after one term and secluded behind closed doors in Florida.
The Senate on Saturday acquitted Donald Trump of inciting the horrific attack on the U.S. Capitol, concluding a historic impeachment trial that exposed the fragility of America's democratic traditions and left a divided nation to come to terms with the violence sparked by his defeated presidency. Trump attorneys Bruce Castor and Michael van der Veen celebrated their victor after the trial, with Castor saying the country should not "go down the road of endless impeachments."Impeachment: Donald Trump attorneys celebrate after acquittal
Stripped of his social media megaphone, the former president has watched the searing opening days of his historic second impeachment trial unfold on television with none of his former tools for fighting back at his disposal.
The US Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid by Donald Trump to prevent his tax records from being handed over to prosecutors in New York. The nation’s highest court denied the request filed by lawyers for the former president without comment.
For conservatives interested in economic populism — meaning, basically, a more middle-America-friendly economics, a program of sustained support for workers and families rather than just upper-bracket tax cuts — Trump’s ascendancy has always been a weird mix of vindication and calamity.
American security contractor Erik Prince, a close ally of former U.S. President Donald Trump, violated the U.N. arms embargo against Libya along with three United Arab Emirates-based companies and their top managers during an operation to help a rebel military commander take the capital Tripoli, U.N. experts said.
Former US President Donald Trump on Wednesday repeatedly dodged questions about his political future, saying it's "too early to say" whether he will run for another Presidential term in 2024.
Trump’s hastily assembled legal team — a mash-up of political hands, a personal-injury lawyer, a former prosecutor and a longtime defense lawyer, most of whom did not particularly like or trust one another — clashed, stumbled and regrouped throughout the impeachment proceeding under the watchful and sometimes wrathful eye of its client.
Donald Trump's acquittal at his 2nd impeachment trial may not be the final word on whether he's to blame for the deadly riot at the US Capitol. Trump is facing new legal challenges, including a new suit from a Democratic congressman. A federal lawsuit from Mississippi's Rep. Bennie Thompson accuses Trump of conspiring with his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, and extremist groups including the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers, to try to prevent Congress from certifying the results of the presidential election he lost to Joe Biden.US Capitol riot: Donald Trump faces new legal fights
"President Trump is still liable for everything he did while he was in office as an ordinary citizen," McConnell said on the Senate floor. "He didn't get away with anything. Yet." Here's an explanation of how Trump's leaving office affects his criminal and civil exposure.
Parler, the social network that drew millions of Trump supporters before disappearing from the internet, is back online a month after Amazon and other tech giants cut off the company for hosting calls for violence around the time of the Capitol riot. Getting iced out by the tech giants turned Parler into a cause celebre for conservatives who complained they were being censored, as well as a test case for the openness of the internet. It was unclear if the social network, which had positioned itself as a free speech and lightly moderated site, could survive after it had been blacklisted by the biggest tech companies.
Donald Trump's acquittal at his second impeachment trial may not be the final word on whether he's to blame for the deadly Capitol riot. The next step for the former president could be the courts.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi scoffed at the "cowardly" Senate Republicans who voted to acquit Donald Trump of inciting the Capitol siege at his impeachment trial. Pelosi joined House prosecutors at a press conference at the Capitol following the Senate impeachment trial.Pelosi scoffs at 'cowardly' Senate Republicans who voted to acquit Donald Trump
The Senate on Saturday acquitted Donald Trump of inciting the horrific attack on the U.S. Capitol, concluding a historic impeachment trial that exposed the fragility of America's democratic traditions.The vote was 57-43, 10 short of the two-thirds needed for conviction. Seven Republicans broke from their party to find Trump guilty.Donald Trump acquitted in his historic second impeachment trial
The US Senate was expected to deliver a verdict in Donald Trump's impeachment trial this weekend after his lawyers argued on Friday that the former president bears no responsibility for an attack by supporters on Congress after he failed to win re-election.
Senators will take an oath Tuesday to ensure "impartial justice" as jurors in Donald Trump's historic impeachment trial, proceedings that will test Republican loyalty to the former president and the power he still wields after the deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol. But some Republican senators are challenging the legitimacy of the trial and questioning whether Trump's repeated demands to overturn Joe Biden's election really constitute "incitement of insurrection" in the Jan. 6 riot.Impeaching Donald Trump 'antithesis of unity': Rand Paul
Lawyers for the former president told senators that Trump was entitled to dispute the 2020 election results and that his doing so, including in a speech that preceded the assault on the Capitol, did not amount to inciting the violence that followed.
The Trump administration defended the cuts as protecting American jobs during the pandemic and said it sought to have refugees settle closer to their home countries while working on solving the crises that caused them to flee.
The House is continuing its case Thursday, with Trump's lawyers to launch their defense by week's end. Democrats plan to use their remaining hours of arguments to lay out the physical and mental harm caused by the attack, discuss Trump's lack of action as it unfolded and do a final presentation on the legal issues involved, according to aides working on the impeachment team.
Germany will become the first European Union country to start using the same experimental antibodies treatment credited with helping Donald Trump recover from Covid-19, health minister Jens Spahn said on Sunday.
In blunt, direct language to begin formal arguments, lead House impeachment manager Jamie Raskin said the then-president had the power to stop the mob and prevent the deadly unrest on January 6.
Trump will stand trial for impeachment after the Senate rejected arguments from the former president's lawyers on Tuesday that the chamber cannot move forward because he is no longer in office.
On a 56-44 vote, the Senate has declared that the impeachment trial for Donald Trump is constitutional and will move forward. The vote came after four hours of arguments from Trump's lawyers and the Democratic impeachment managers, who are arguing that the former president incited the Jan. 6 Capitol riots.US Capitol riot: Senate votes impeachment trial for Donald Trump is constitutional
The prosecution plans to show videos captured by the mob, Trump’s unvarnished words and criminal pleas from rioters who said they acted at the former president’s behest.
US President Joe Biden has said his predecessor Donald Trump should not be given access to classified intelligence briefings, as is a tradition for past presidents, because of his "erratic behaviour".
Space Force currently is far smaller than any other branch of the military, but is acquiring the standard trappings of a service, including an official flag, logo, seal and doctrine. It has launched commercials to attract recruits. After lengthy debate, it was decided last month that Space Force members would be called guardians, although they don't yet have an official dress uniform.
President Donald Trump stands with no equal in U.S. history. Facing an impeachment trial on a charge of insurrection, Trump's legacy now includes being the only president to be charged twice with a high crime or misdemeanor.Donald Trump leaves a destructive presidential legacy
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said the Senate will not begin a trial until next Tuesday, at the very earliest, which is the day before Democrat Joe Biden is sworn in as President.
After the attack on the Capitol by Trump supporters, social media including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube began to bar him from using their platforms. Google and Apple pulled Parler apps from their shops for digital content shops stating that the right-leaning social network was allowing users to promote violence.
Trump has expressed interest in potentially running for president again in 2024 and a simple majority vote of the Senate could bar him from another White House run.
'Biggest Dangabaaz' Narendra Modi will see a fate worse than Donald Trump: Mamata Banerjee at a rally in Hooghly
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee called Prime Minister Narendra Modi "the country's largest 'dangebaaz' (rioter)." Addressing a rally in Hooghly ahead of the Assembly polls scheduled for April-May, the Chief Minister further claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is awaiting a fate worse than that of former US President Donald Trump. Mamata Banerjee taunted BJP.Slamming the BJP for accusing the Trinamool Congress of extortion in the state, Mamata said, "Any time you (BJP) say 'Tolabaaj' is the Trinamool Congress, but I say you (BJP) are 'dangebaaz' (riot) and 'dhandabaaz' (self-seeker)." 'Biggest Dangabaaz' Narendra Modi will see a fate worse than Donald Trump: Mamata Banerjee at a rally in Hooghly
Two Trump appointees to top positions at the Census Bureau, Nathaniel Cogley and Benjamin Overholt, are the driving force behind the effort, according to the report from the Office of Inspector General posted Tuesday.
The chief minister also condemned the recent CBI interrogation of TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee's wife in connection with a coal pilferage scam, saying it was an "insult to our women".
YouTube said it has removed new content uploaded to the channel for violating its policies and temporarily prevented from uploading new content for a minimum of seven days.
Woods received a Presidential Medal of Freedom from Trump in 2019 just weeks after winning the Masters for his 15th major title and the first since the 2008 US Open.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday took no responsibility for his part in fomenting a violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week, despite his comments encouraging supporters to march on the Capitol and praise for them while they were still carrying out the assault.Donald Trump takes no responsibility for US Capitol riot
The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives would vote on the impeachment of outgoing President Donald Trump on Wednesday on charges of inciting his supporters to carry out a violent attack on the Capitol Hill last week.
Throughout the Donald Trump era there has been a debate among his critics about whether to regard this presidency as a mortal threat to the Republic or a degrading interlude in its decline, a revival of 1930s fascism or 1870s white supremacy or as something more purely virtual, performative and astonishingly weak.
Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger compared the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol to the Nazis and called President Donald Trump a failed leader who "will go down in history as the worst president ever." The Republican said in a video he released on social media on Sunday that "Wednesday was the Night of Broken Glass right here in the United States."Donald Trump 'worst president ever': Arnold Schwarzenegger
Can a disgraced president addicted to outrage and innately governed by the same forces as the attention economy survive without his primary outlet?
When some Democrats were pushing for President Donald Trump's impeachment in early 2019, it took around five months for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to back the idea. This time, it only took a day.
In several conversations since Election Day, Trump has told advisers that he is considering giving himself a pardon, a move that would mark one of the most extraordinary and untested uses of presidential power in American history.
Indeed, the most durable wall Mr. Trump built is the one between Americans, not the one between the United States and Mexico.
Trump's YouTube channel has been prevented from having new content and engagement with viewers in the aftermath of the January 6 riot at the US Capitol, where his supporters stormed the federal legislative assembly building in an attempt to stop lawmakers from certifying the election win of Joe Biden.
Trump's presidency is reflected in a broad range of numbers representing everything from the U.S. death toll during the coronavirus pandemic to the miles of his "big, beautiful wall" along the border with Mexico to the tens of thousands of tweets he sent during four years in office.
According to the statement, the office will be responsible for managing the former president's correspondence, public statements, appearances and official activities to advance the interests of the US and to carry on the agenda of the Trump administration through advocacy, organising and public activism.
The House impeachment case against Donald Trump has been delivered to the Senate for his upcoming trial. House Impeachment manager, Rep. Jamie Raskin read the charge on the Senate floor. House Democratic prosecutors made the ceremonial walk across the Capitol late Monday to deliver the charge of incitement of insurrection, but Republican senators are easing off their criticism of the former president.Watch: House delivers Donald Trump impeachment article to Senate
House Democrats will carry the sole impeachment charge of "incitement of insurrection" across the Capitol late Monday evening, a rare and ceremonial walk to the Senate by the prosecutors who will argue their case. They are hoping that strong Republican denunciations of Trump after the Jan. 6 riot will translate into a conviction and a separate vote to bar Trump from holding office again.
Members of the ex-presidents club pose together for pictures. They smile and pat each other on the back while milling around historic events, or sit somberly side by side at VIP funerals. They take on special projects together. They rarely criticize one another and tend to offer even fewer harsh words about their White House successors.
The board said in a statement that Facebook has also requested policy recommendations from the board on matters dealing with suspensions of political leaders.
“There's no call planned,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters at a news conference on Thursday.
Facebook blocked Donald Trump's access to his Facebook and Instagram accounts following the storming of the US Capitol by the former president's supporters earlier this month.
According to a report by AFP, Donald Trump drew attention to one of the US president's most controversial powers with a final flurry of eyebrow-raising pardons, with the possibility raised that he might also pardon himself. Here are some things to know about this presidential prerogative.
The report detailed a revenue drop of more than 40% at Trump’s Doral golf club outside Miami, and a 63% decline at his signature hotel in Washington, just blocks from the White House.
Before departing for Florida, Trump — defeated at the polls, twice impeached, silenced by social media platforms and facing an array of legal and financial problems — laid down a marker about his future, telling the supporters that they had not seen the last of him.
The move came as US President Joe Biden took the oath of office in Washington, ushering in a new administration that is expected to remain tough on China but commit to international cooperation after Trump's divisive "America First" approach.
The new president plans additional immigration moves soon. On January 29 he will issue executive actions to restore US asylum protections, strengthen refugee processing and set up a task force to reunify families still separated by Trump's border policies, according to a memo shared with lawmakers and obtained by Reuters.
The Republican businessman-turned-politician produced policy accomplishments including tax cuts, curbs on legal and illegal immigration, a rightward shift of the federal judiciary, a rollback on environmental rules deemed burdensome and diplomatic deals between close U.S. ally Israel and Arab states.
The earlier restrictions, aimed at fulfilling a campaign promise to "drain the swamp," had targeted the kind of insider culture the Republican Trump had campaigned against and blocked the kind of lucrative gigs that he had said makes politicians beholden to business interests instead of everyday Americans.
While coming down the stairs of the Marine One, Trump and First Lady Melania were seen holding hands. The outgoing President also waved at the public that was present. Trump wished the next administration "great luck," but he did not mention President-elect Joe Biden by name.
The last-minute clemency, announced Wednesday morning, follows separate waves of pardons over the past month for Trump associates convicted in the FBI's Russia investigation as well as for the father of his son-in-law.
Charles Michel, president of the European Council, said the moment should be seized to form a new "founding pact" between democratic powers.
Trump has still not fully accepted the result of last November's election, which he lost to Democrat Joe Biden. Trump, a Republican, made no mention of Biden in his pre-recorded video address, but did allude to the violence at the Capitol earlier this month.
Anthony Levandowski, 40, was sentenced in August to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty in March. He was not in custody but a judge had said he could enter custody once the COVID-19 pandemic subsided.
“Our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun. In the months ahead I have much to share with you, and I look forward to continuing our incredible journey together to achieve American greatness for all of our people. There has never been anything like it!” Trump said in a statement.
The vote was 57-43, short of the two-thirds needed for conviction. Seven Republicans broke from their party to find Trump guilty.
US President Donald Trump at this point is opting not to issue a pardon for himself as he prepares an expansive list of more than 100 pardons and commutations for release on Tuesday, a source familiar with the effort said. White House advisers have said Trump has privately debated with advisers whether to take the extraordinary step of issuing a pardon for himself but some administration officials have cautioned Trump against a self-pardon because it would make him look guilty.
Presidential traditions are usually known for their solemnity and carry the weight of future historical significance. This one began with cartoon turkeys and a reference to lunch.
Trump has been cavalier about the law requiring records be preserved. He has a habit of ripping up documents before tossing them out, forcing White House staffers to spend hours taping them back together.
The decision was a punctuation mark on the Trump presidency that immediately drew accusations of political bias and fresh scrutiny of the tech industry’s power over public discourse. Interviews with a dozen current and former Twitter insiders over the past week opened a window into how it was made — driven by a group of Dorsey’s lieutenants who overcame their boss’ reservations, but only after a deadly rampage at the Capitol.
Biden, who said last month that "America's back, ready to lead the world, not retreat from it," might strive to be the antithesis of Trump on the world stage and reverse some, if not many, of his predecessor's actions. But Trump's imprint on America's place in the world - viewed as good or bad - will not be easily erased.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi offered no clues on her plans to send President Donald Trump's impeachment to the Senate for trial but made it clear that Democrats intend to move swiftly on Joe Biden's legislative priorities, including funding for coronavirus vaccines and relief aid.
According to a report by AFP, Twitter will not allow former US President Donald Trump back on the platform even if he runs for office again, the company's chief financial officer said on Wednesday. "The way our policies work, when you're removed from the platform, you're removed from the platform, whether you're a commentator, a CFO or a current or former public official," Ned Segal said in an interview with television network CNBC.
Afghanistan as a way to ensure that extremist groups like al-Qaida are unable to launch attacks on the United States, faces a number of questions on Afghanistan. One is how and whether to proceed with further troop cuts. Trump in his brief statement alluded to his longstanding desire to get out of Afghanistan entirely.
The impeachment trial provided overwhelming, irrefutable — and in fact unrefuted — evidence that Trump was guilty as charged. He not only incited an insurrection; he delighted in watching it unfold in all of its violence, all of its devastation, all of its horror. For hours he did nothing to stop it.
It's the possible schedule if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sends the articles of impeachment to the Senate soon. Trump was impeached by the House on Wednesday on a single charge of incitement to insurrection after the deadly Capitol siege last week by a pro-Trump mob.
'Making America Great Again' has always been about defending the rule of law, supporting the men and women of law enforcement and upholding the nation's most sacred traditions and values, Trump said.
Top US officials abruptly cancelled international travel this week out of concern foreign adversaries could exploit a historic political crisis and that President Donald Trump and his White House are under too much strain to contend with them.
Minutes after the U.S. House delivered a historic rebuke to President Donald Trump by voting 232-197 to impeach him, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell indicated that he hasn't determined whether Trump should be convicted in the Senate's upcoming proceedings. AP Washington Bureau Chief Julie Pace explains the significance of Wednesday's vote in the House and what lies ahead.House delivers historic Donald Trump rebuke: AP Bureau explains
The Senate will not hold a trial before January 20, when Democrat Joe Biden assumes the presidency, meaning the real estate tycoon will escape the ignominy of being forced to leave early.
Trump's weakened standing among his own party will come into sharper focus on Wednesday when the House is expected to impeach the president for inciting a riot at the U.S. Capitol last week. A handful of Republicans have already said they'll join the effort, a number that could grow as the vote nears.
While Trump's first impeachment in 2019 brought no Republican votes in the House, a small but significant number of leaders and lawmakers are breaking with the party to join Democrats, saying Trump violated his oath to protect and defend U.S. democracy.
Hundreds of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 after a fiery speech in which the then president repeated his false claims that his Nov. 3 election defeat was the result of widespread fraud and urging them to "fight like hell (or) you're not going to have a country anymore."
Calls his remarks delivered during a rally before the attack ‘totally appropriate’ & warns lawmakers not to impeach him a second time
President Donald Trump told reporters at the White House the prospect of impeachment is causing “tremendous anger" in the nation. But he said he wants “no violence.” (AP)Wants 'no violence' as impeachment nears says Donald Trump
Hyderabad-born Gadde, 45, is Twitter's legal, public policy and trust and safety lead. On Friday, Gadde tweeted that the account of Trump has been "permanently suspended from Twitter due to the risk of further violence". At the time of suspension, Trump had 88.7 million followers and followed 51 people.
The transgressions, big and small _ of norms, of leadership, of human decency _ cast a pall over his final days in office, and, in the view of even close advisers speaking privately, have indelibly stained his legacy. A half-dozen current administration officials expressed dismay at the president's action's in recent weeks.
It comes in the wake of last week's violent protest, in which thousands of pro-Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building and clashed with police, interrupting a constitutional process by Congress to affirm the victory of President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in the election. Five people, including a Capitol Police officer, died in the protests.
BJP West Bengal chief Dilip Ghosh compared WB Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with United States’ outgoing president Donald Trump. Dilip Ghosh said that both of them have a dictatorial behaviour that doesn't believe in democracy. He further alleged that Mamata Banerjee won’t leave Nabanna if she faces defeat in the upcoming elections. “She has always shown Trump-like adamant behaviour, a dictatorial behaviour that doesn't believe in democracy. Her party itself has no democracy; people are leaving and going away. There's no democracy or law and order in state too. The manner in which Donald Trump is behaving today, if a dictator like Mamata Banerjee loses, she will also behave the same way, she won't leave Nabanna. Her behaviour makes people think that she can do something like this. She won't be ready to leave Nabannna even if she loses election,” said Dilip Ghosh while speaking to ANI on January 11. Mamata Banerjee has Donald Trump like adamant behaviour: Dilip Ghosh
Trump, governing by whim and tweet, deepened the nation's racial and cultural divides and undermined faith in its institutions. His legacy: a tumultuous four years that were marked by his impeachment, failures during the worst pandemic in a century and his refusal to accept defeat.
US President Donald Trump has a very high and loyal following on Twitter and a lot of those eyeballs will go away if he is permanently restricted from posting, says an analyst at a brokerage.
Twitter was Donald Trump’s preferred channel for amplifying attacks on his rivals, spreading conspiracies and provoking other nations during his four years in 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.
At the heart of the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol was a lie, one that was allowed to fester and flourish by many of the same Republicans now condemning President Donald Trump for whipping his supporters into a frenzy with his false attacks on the integrity of the 2020 election.
Twitter’s decision to permanently suspend Trump’s account on Friday “due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” after a decision a day earlier by Facebook to ban the president at least through the end of his term, was a watershed moment in the history of social media.
The brash Republican's legal team begins its defense Friday, and will likely focus on two elements: the trial itself is unconstitutional because Trump is out of office, and his words, provocative as they may have been, amounted to free speech.
Five days into the largest vaccination campaign in the nation's history, Trump has held no public events to trumpet the rollout. He hasn't been inoculated himself. He has tweeted only twice about the shot.
It began with a May 4, 2009, tweet promoting Donald Trump's upcoming appearance on David Letterman's show. It died more than 57,000 tweets later, with Trump using some of his final postings on the powerful platform to commiserate with a pro-Trump mob that besieged the halls of Congress as lawmakers were set to certify his defeat.
U.S. Congressional Democrats plan to introduce misconduct charges on Monday that could lead to the second impeachment of President Donald Trump, two sources familiar with the matter said, after supporters inflamed by his false claims of election fraud and his urgings to march on Congress, stormed the U.S. Capitol.
The provocative handle was given birth by a New York real estate tycoon who used it to help him become the 45th U.S. president.