WASHINGTON (AP) – Latest news on the impeachment of President Donald Trump and the fallout from the Jan.6 attack on the Capitol by pro-Trump loyalists (still locally):
President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial could begin at 1 p.m. on inauguration day next Wednesday, as President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in. That’s according to a Senate procedural schedule obtained by the Associated Press.
That is the possible timeline 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 insurgency after the deadly siege on Capitol Hill last week by a pro-Trump mob. Trump is the only president to have been impeached twice.
Pelosi, D-Calif., Has not said when she will send the impeachment charge to the Senate. Some Democrats have suggested holding back to give Biden time to be inaugurated and start working on his priorities.
Biden suggested the Senate could split its time between the impeachment trial and confirmation of its cabinet candidates and work on COVID-19 relief and other issues.
– Lisa Mascaro, PA Congress correspondent.
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT IMPEACHMENT AND THE JAN FALLOUT. 6 RIOTING AT THE CAPITOL:
President Donald Trump faces an impeachment trial in the Senate after stepping down on January 20, the day Democrat Joe Biden is inaugurated as the 46th U.S. president. Trump was impeached on Wednesday, a week after encouraging a host of loyalists to “fight like hell” against the election results and the Capitol became the target of a deadly siege. The FBI is warning that armed protests by violent Trump supporters are planned in all 50 state capitals as well as Washington in the days leading up to Biden’s inauguration.
– McConnell ready to convict Trump in impeachment trial
– EXPLAINER: What’s next after the House impeachment vote
– In anticipation of trouble, DC locks down a week before inauguration
– Biden skips Amtrak trip to Washington over security concerns
– Capitol investigators try to sort out real advice from noise
– A historic day of dismissal, a Capitol as an armed camp
– Enduring second indictment, Trump remains largely silent, alone
– FBI and Justice Department leaders remain out of sight after riot
– Hawley, in the face of fallout, blames media, DC ‘establishment’
– Twitter CEO defends Trump ban, warns of dangerous precedent
– The head of the immigration agency resigns, only a few weeks in office
HERE’S WHAT ELSE HAPPENS:
A single president has never been impeached twice in American history and it is now Donald Trump.
The House made the move on Wednesday following the violent siege of Capitol Hill on Jan.6 as Congress upheld Democrat Joe Biden’s election as the country’s 46th president.
Trump faced a single charge of “inciting insurgency” in the House vote after encouraging a host of loyalists to, as he put it, “fight like hell” against the results of the elections.
Security was exceptionally tight on Capitol Hill for Wednesday’s vote and was reinforced by armed National Guard troops. Secure perimeters have been put in place and metal detector screenings required for lawmakers entering the House chamber. A handful of Republicans backed impeachment along with Democrats.
The earliest Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell would start an impeachment trial is next Tuesday, the day before Trump is already set to leave the White House and the day Biden is inaugurated. The legislation is also aimed at preventing Trump from ever …
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