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Donald Trump has fired the inspector general for the intelligence community who handled the whistleblower complaint that led to his impeachment, prompting fierce criticism from Democrats. The US president chose a Friday night, with America consumed by the coronavirus pandemic, to tell the House of Representatives and Senate intelligence committees of his decision to dismiss …

Trump has meted out retribution to officials who testified against him in the impeachment inquiry, is making a push to defy Congress in funding his border wall and appears to be seeking new ways to hector former Vice President Joe Biden after facing down a mortal threat to his presidency. He is completing his project …

Image copyright EPA US President Donald Trump has dismissed two senior officials who testified against him at his impeachment trial. The US envoy to the EU, Gordon Sondland, said he “was advised today that the president intends to recall me effective immediately”. Just hours earlier, Lt Col Alexander Vindman, a top expert on Ukraine, was …

Senators Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, two Republican swing votes who have tilted against the president in the past, both voted against conviction and removal. And two Democrats from traditionally red states, Senators Joe Manchin III of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, voted to convict Mr. Trump, denying him …

The impeachment managers and defense counsel are making their closing arguments for two hours each on Monday to summarize their case, starting with the House managers. The Senate is poised to acquit Trump when it takes a final vote on Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET. But there still is some uncertainty over the margin of …

WASHINGTON — Chief Justice John Roberts said Friday it would be “inappropriate” for him to break any 50-50 tie votes during the Trump impeachment trial. His brief explanation resolved any lingering questions about the issue and appeared to set a precedent against tie-breaking votes for future impeachment proceedings. Let our news meet your inbox. The …

Lead House manager Adam Schiff speaks to the press at the US Capitol on January 22, 2020. (Mandel Ngan / AFP via Getty Images) Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our latest issue. Subscribe now for as little as $2 a month! Support Progressive Journalism The Nation is reader …

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) announced on Friday that she opposes calling for new witnesses and documents in President Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment trial which effectively ends Democrats’ hopes of prolonging the trial. “I worked for a fair, hones, and transparent process, modeled after the Clinton trial, to provide ample time for both sides to present …

Given Trump’s political temperament, and the impending battle between the parties for control of the White House, it seems unlikely there will be a healing voice to help reconcile a divided country — such as President Gerald Ford’s, when he declared that “our long national nightmare is over” in the wake of Watergate. Thanks to …

Read the full statement here: “I worked with other senators to make sure that we have the right to ask for more documents and witnesses, but there is no need for more evidence to prove something that has already been proven and that does not meet the United States Constitution’s high bar for an impeachable …