For Democrats the tone, tenor and length of the upcoming trial, so early in Biden's presidency, poses its own challenge, forcing them to strike a balance between their vow to hold Trump accountable and their eagerness to deliver on the new administration's priorities following their sweep of control of the House, Senate and White House. … [Read more...] about Trump impeachment goes to Senate, testing his sway over GOP
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The House officially transmitted the article of impeachment — accusing Trump of inciting the mob that rampaged through the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 — to the Senate on Monday night. The trial could have officially begun Tuesday, but Republicans pushed to delay it to give Trump a chance to organize his legal team and prepare a defense. … [Read more...] about Lawyer group: Trump adds ex-prosecutor to impeachment team
Fauci, who recently shared Trump would reprimand him for being pessimistic about the coronavirus pandemic, told Fox News that he “got into trouble” for some of the things he said. He said Trump “wasn’t happy about some of the things,” he said while serving on the Coronavirus Task Force. … [Read more...] about Fauci: Trump ‘Wasn’t Happy’ with My Coronavirus Messaging — ‘I Got Into Trouble’
In a statement, the Justice Department said that 22-year-old Jaylyn Christopher Molina, who also goes by the Islamic name Abdur Rahim, had pleaded guilty to conspiring with a South Carolina man to run a group chat for Islamic State supporters, disseminating ISIS propaganda and distributing bombmaking instructions. … [Read more...] about Man pleads guilty to planning attacks on White House and Trump Tower
The new president's power to reverse or rescind a prior president's executive orders is broad but not unlimited. The Supreme Court addressed this precise issue in its 2020 ruling on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which was created by executive order by President Barack Obama in 2012. Trump tried to rescind the program, but the court blocked his effort, holding that, while a president has broad authority to rescind executive orders or to issue new ones, the president's action cannot be "arbitrary and capricious." That means, essentially, that there must be some minimal, reasonable process and consideration of policy objectives. The legal bar isn't high, but it's also not a free-for-all. … [Read more...] about Could Trump derail his impeachment trial?