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In this image from video, presiding officer Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts swears in members of the Senate for the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)

Trump's trial begins, senators vowing 'impartial justice'

Jan. 16, 2020 10:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate opened the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump with quiet ceremony Thursday — senators standing at their desks to swear an oath of “impartial justice” as jurors, House prosecutors formally reciting the charges and Chief Justice John Roberts...

House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving and Clerk of the House Cheryl Johnson carry the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to Secretary of the Senate Julie Adams on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. Following are impeachment managers, House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., Rep. Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas, Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., and Rep. Jason Crow, D-Colo. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) , Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

House leaders march Trump impeachment articles to the Senate

Jan. 15, 2020 10:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a dramatic procession across the U.S. Capitol, House Democrats carried the formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate late Wednesday, setting the stage for only the third trial to remove a president in American history. Trump complained anew it was all...

FILE - In this April 27, 2019, file photo, U.S. Rep. Jared Golden, D-Maine, speaks during a ceremony for a Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyer named for former President Lyndon Baines Johnson in Bath, Maine. Golden said his decision to split his vote on the two articles for impeachment of President Donald Trump on Wednesday, Dec. 18, was about facts, not politics. (AP Photo/David Sharp, File)

Rep who cast lone split vote on Trump: "I voted my heart"

Dec. 19, 2019 4:38 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The sole Congressman who cast a split vote on the decision to impeach President Donald Trump said he knew the decision might not make him popular in a politically divided time, but he also felt it was the right thing to do. “Here’s the thing. I voted my heart without...

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Battle Creek, Mich., Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Trump impeached on charges of abuse of power, obstruction

Dec. 19, 2019 9:08 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives, becoming only the third American chief executive to be formally charged under the Constitution’s ultimate remedy for high crimes and misdemeanors. The historic vote split along party lines Wednesday night,...

Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii speaks to Democrats gathered at the Spratt Issues Conference in Greenville, S.C., Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019.  (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

Defying party, Gabbard votes 'present' on Trump impeachment

Dec. 18, 2019 11:37 PM EST

Already comfortable as an outlier in her party, Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard did not support the impeachment of President Donald Trump, voting “present” Wednesday on two articles that cleared the House. In a lengthy statement released after the House charged the president with...

The Latest: Trump holds record-long rally on impeachment day

Dec. 18, 2019 11:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sample of the sights and sounds across Washington and beyond on a momentous day in Washington on Wednesday as the House passed two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump (all times local): 11:10 p.m. President Donald Trump's freewheeling impeachment night rally didn't...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., announces the passage of the first article of impeachment, abuse of power, against President Donald Trump by the House of Representatives at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. (House Television via AP)

President Donald Trump impeached by US House, 3rd in history

Dec. 18, 2019 11:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday night, becoming only the third American chief executive to be formally charged under the Constitution’s ultimate remedy for high crimes and misdemeanors. The historic vote split along party lines,...

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2019 file photo, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., asks a question on Capitol Hill in Washington. The 2020 election poses a dilemma for conservative Republican voters like Minnesota farmer Jeff Ampe. He likes his incumbent Democratic congressman, Chairman Peterson. He also likes Peterson's leading GOP challenger, former Lt. Gov. Michelle Fischbach. The 75-year-old Peterson says he won't decide until January or February whether he'll seek a 16th term, and Fischbach still must secure the Republican nomination.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin File)

Minnesota Democrat Peterson votes against Trump impeachment

Dec. 18, 2019 9:09 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson of Minnesota on Wednesday voted against both articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, one of just two Democrats to do so. Peterson had long hinted he would take that course, calling impeachment a waste of time because of Republican...

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Paraguay's President Mario Abdo Benitez in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

House nears impeachment as Trump decries 'vicious crusade'

Dec. 17, 2019 10:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the eve of almost-certain impeachment, President Donald Trump fired off a furious letter Tuesday to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi denouncing the "vicious crusade” against him, while Democrats amassed the votes they needed and Republicans looked ahead, vowing to defend Trump at next...

In this file photo from Jan. 3, 2019, Rep. Jeff Van Drew, D-N.J., arrives for a classified briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Van Drew, a Democrat who plans to switch and become a Republican, has said he plans to vote this week against impeaching President Donald Trump.The freshman represents a southern New Jersey district that Trump carried in 2016 and was expected to face a difficult reelection next year. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)

Party-swapping congressman gets Trump praise, Democratic ire

Dec. 17, 2019 8:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A party-switching congressman drew praise Tuesday from President Donald Trump and condemnation from Democrats, underscoring how his political fate could hinge on how forcefully he is backed by the president whose impeachment he is refusing to support. A day before the House was set to...