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U.S. Senate acquits Trump of inciting deadly Capitol riot
Author of the article:Reuters
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Richard Cowan and David Morgan and Makini Brice
Publishing date:Feb 14, 2021 • 9 hours ago • 5 minute read

Pro-Trump protesters storm into the U.S. Capitol during clashes with police, during a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results by the U.S. Congress, in Washington, Jan. 6, 2021. PHOTO BY SHANNON STAPLETON /REUTERS
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate acquitted Donald Trump on Saturday of inciting the mob that stormed the Capitol last month, sparing him from conviction in his second impeachment trial in a year despite broad condemnation of his role in sparking the deadly siege.

The Senate voted 57-43 in favour of convicting the former president, falling short of the two-thirds majority needed to do so, on a charge that he incited the insurrection that left five people dead, forced lawmakers to flee, and put his own vice president in danger while overseeing the certification of Democrat Joe Biden’s election win.


Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, who voted “not guilty,” in the trial, offered scathing remarks about Trump after the verdict.

“There is no question that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day,” he said. “The people who stormed this building believed they were acting on the wishes and instructions of their president.”

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President Joe Biden said that while the vote did not lead to a conviction, the substance of the charge was not in dispute, and a record number of Republicans had voted to convict Trump.

“This sad chapter in our history has reminded us that democracy is fragile,” Biden said in a statement. “That it must always be defended. That we must be ever vigilant. That violence and extremism has no place in America. And that each of us has a duty and responsibility as Americans, and especially as leaders, to defend the truth and to defeat the lies.”

In the vote, seven of the 50 Senate Republicans joined the chamber’s unified Democrats in favouring conviction after a week-long trial in the same building ransacked by Trump’s followers after they heard him deliver an incendiary speech on Jan. 6.

During the trial, senators viewed graphic video of the assault, including scenes of a police officer screaming in pain as he was crushed in a door, the mob chanting “hang Mike Pence” as it hunted the vice president, and lawmakers having near-misses with rioters as security officers hurried the elected officials into hiding for their own safety.

Trump left office on Jan. 20, so impeachment could not be used to remove him from power. But Democrats had hoped to secure a conviction to hold him responsible for the siege and set the stage for a vote to bar him from serving in public office again.


“The bottom line is that we convinced a big majority in the Senate of our case,” said Representative Jamie Raskin, the lead Democratic prosecutor from the House of Representatives.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Republicans’ refusal to hold Trump accountable would be remembered “as one of the darkest days and most dishonourable acts in our nation’s history.”

The swift end to the trial allows Biden to move forward with his agenda to bolster the economy with a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill and further confirmation of his cabinet members.

But divisions on Capitol Hill and around the country over his controversial predecessor will remain.

“This has been yet another phase of the greatest witch hunt in the history of our country,” Trump said in a statement after his acquittal.


Trump, 74, continues to hold a grip on his party with a right-wing populist appeal and “America First” message. The businessman-turned-politician has considered running for president again in 2024.

Republicans saved Trump in the Feb. 5, 2020, vote in his first impeachment trial, when only one senator from their ranks – Mitt Romney – voted to convict and remove him from office.

Romney voted for conviction on Saturday along with fellow Republicans Richard Burr, Bill Cassidy, Susan Collins, Ben Sasse, Pat Toomey, and Lisa Murkowski.

“His actions to interfere with the peaceful transition of power – the hallmark of our Constitution and our American democracy – were an abuse of power and constitute grounds for conviction,” Collins said after the vote.

The acquittal unfolded against a backdrop of gaping divisions in a pandemic-weary United States along political, racial, socioeconomic and regional lines. The trial provided more partisan warfare even as Biden has called for unity.

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Seventy-one percent of American adults, including nearly half of all Republicans, believe Trump was at least partially responsible for starting the Capitol assault, but only about half of the country thought he should be convicted of inciting insurrection, according to an Ipsos poll conducted for Reuters.

Trump is only the third president ever to be impeached by the House of Representatives – a step akin to a criminal indictment – as well as the first to be impeached twice and the first to face an impeachment trial after leaving office. But the Senate still has never convicted an impeached president.

Democrats forged ahead with impeachment despite knowing it could overshadow critical early weeks of Biden’s presidency.

The House approved the single article of impeachment against Trump on Jan. 13, with 10 Republicans joining the chamber’s Democratic majority. That vote came a week after the pro-Trump mob stormed the neoclassical domed Capitol, interrupted the formal congressional certification of Biden’s victory, clashed with an overwhelmed police force, and invaded the hallowed House and Senate chambers.

Shortly before the rampage, Trump urged his followers to march on the Capitol, repeated his false claims that the election was stolen from him through widespread voting fraud, and told them that “if you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore.”

During the trial, nine House lawmakers serving as trial managers, or prosecutors, urged senators to convict Trump to hold him accountable for a crime against American democracy and to prevent a repeat in the future. They said Trump summoned the mob to Washington, gave the crowd its marching orders and then did nothing to stop the ensuing violence.

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The defence lawyers accused Democrats not only of trying to silence Trump as a political opponent they feared facing in the future but of attempting to criminalize political speech with which they disagreed.

The words Trump used, they argued, were no different than those regularly employed by Democrats.

Trump’s acquittal does not end the possibility of other congressional action against him such as a censure motion, but Pelosi said such a measure would let Republicans who voted against conviction “off the hook.”

McConnell said Trump was now a private citizen and suggested he could still face criminal prosecution for his acts. “He didn’t get away with anything. Yet,” McConnell said.
 
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EDITORIAL: Trump still a force in Republican politics
Author of the article:postmedia News
Publishing date:Feb 13, 2021 • 14 hours ago • 2 minute read

U.S. President Donald Trump smiles while talking to Naval Academy Midshipmen in the seats during the second half of the Army vs. Navy football game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Dec. 14, 2019. PHOTO BY DANNY WILD /USA TODAY Sports
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Donald Trump’s acquittal by the U.S. Senate on a charge of inciting the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol in which five people died, demonstrates that, whatever the Democrats would like to believe, politically America remains a house divided against itself.

It means Trump can run again for president in 2024, if he chooses, and he remains a force in the Republican party.


Trump on Saturday became the only U.S. president, and former president, to be impeached twice by the U.S. House of Representatives and acquitted twice by the U.S. Senate.

With 67 senators required to convict Trump of inciting an insurrection, the vote was 57 guilty and 43 not guilty in the 100-member Senate.

Seven Republican senators voted with the Democrats to convict Trump, the first time more than one member of the president’s own political party have voted in favour of conviction.

They were Mitt Romney of Utah, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Richard Burr of North Carolina, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Susan Collins of Maine, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Ben Sasse of Nebraska.

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A year ago, Trump was acquitted by the Senate on two articles of impeachment.


He was found not guilty of abuse of power for pressuring Ukraine to announce a probe into President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, by a vote of 52-48, with 52 Republicans voting for acquittal and 47 Democrats, along with Romney, voting to convict.

Trump was acquitted of obstruction of justice by a 53-47 vote along party lines.

Having failed to ban Trump from ever running again through conviction for impeachment, the best way for Biden and the Democrats to be assured of victory in the 2024 presidential election, will be to focus on issues Americans care about, such as recovering from the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and recession, for which they hold Trump responsible.

That said, if Trump chooses to run again, he may be a weakened force, if current polls are accurate.

An ABC/Ipsos poll last week found 56% of Americans wanted Trump convicted and barred from holding office again, while 43% said he should be acquitted.

That compares to the presidential vote of 51.3% for Biden, 46.8% for Trump.
 

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U.S. Senate acquits Trump of inciting deadly Capitol riot
Author of the article:Reuters
Reuters
Richard Cowan and David Morgan and Makini Brice
Publishing date:Feb 14, 2021 • 9 hours ago • 5 minute read

Pro-Trump protesters storm into the U.S. Capitol during clashes with police, during a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results by the U.S. Congress, in Washington, Jan. 6, 2021. PHOTO BY SHANNON STAPLETON /REUTERS
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate acquitted Donald Trump on Saturday of inciting the mob that stormed the Capitol last month, sparing him from conviction in his second impeachment trial in a year despite broad condemnation of his role in sparking the deadly siege.

The Senate voted 57-43 in favour of convicting the former president, falling short of the two-thirds majority needed to do so, on a charge that he incited the insurrection that left five people dead, forced lawmakers to flee, and put his own vice president in danger while overseeing the certification of Democrat Joe Biden’s election win.


Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, who voted “not guilty,” in the trial, offered scathing remarks about Trump after the verdict.

“There is no question that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day,” he said. “The people who stormed this building believed they were acting on the wishes and instructions of their president.”

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President Joe Biden said that while the vote did not lead to a conviction, the substance of the charge was not in dispute, and a record number of Republicans had voted to convict Trump.

“This sad chapter in our history has reminded us that democracy is fragile,” Biden said in a statement. “That it must always be defended. That we must be ever vigilant. That violence and extremism has no place in America. And that each of us has a duty and responsibility as Americans, and especially as leaders, to defend the truth and to defeat the lies.”

In the vote, seven of the 50 Senate Republicans joined the chamber’s unified Democrats in favouring conviction after a week-long trial in the same building ransacked by Trump’s followers after they heard him deliver an incendiary speech on Jan. 6.

During the trial, senators viewed graphic video of the assault, including scenes of a police officer screaming in pain as he was crushed in a door, the mob chanting “hang Mike Pence” as it hunted the vice president, and lawmakers having near-misses with rioters as security officers hurried the elected officials into hiding for their own safety.

Trump left office on Jan. 20, so impeachment could not be used to remove him from power. But Democrats had hoped to secure a conviction to hold him responsible for the siege and set the stage for a vote to bar him from serving in public office again.


“The bottom line is that we convinced a big majority in the Senate of our case,” said Representative Jamie Raskin, the lead Democratic prosecutor from the House of Representatives.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Republicans’ refusal to hold Trump accountable would be remembered “as one of the darkest days and most dishonourable acts in our nation’s history.”

The swift end to the trial allows Biden to move forward with his agenda to bolster the economy with a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill and further confirmation of his cabinet members.

But divisions on Capitol Hill and around the country over his controversial predecessor will remain.

“This has been yet another phase of the greatest witch hunt in the history of our country,” Trump said in a statement after his acquittal.


Trump, 74, continues to hold a grip on his party with a right-wing populist appeal and “America First” message. The businessman-turned-politician has considered running for president again in 2024.

Republicans saved Trump in the Feb. 5, 2020, vote in his first impeachment trial, when only one senator from their ranks – Mitt Romney – voted to convict and remove him from office.

Romney voted for conviction on Saturday along with fellow Republicans Richard Burr, Bill Cassidy, Susan Collins, Ben Sasse, Pat Toomey, and Lisa Murkowski.

“His actions to interfere with the peaceful transition of power – the hallmark of our Constitution and our American democracy – were an abuse of power and constitute grounds for conviction,” Collins said after the vote.

The acquittal unfolded against a backdrop of gaping divisions in a pandemic-weary United States along political, racial, socioeconomic and regional lines. The trial provided more partisan warfare even as Biden has called for unity.

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Seventy-one percent of American adults, including nearly half of all Republicans, believe Trump was at least partially responsible for starting the Capitol assault, but only about half of the country thought he should be convicted of inciting insurrection, according to an Ipsos poll conducted for Reuters.

Trump is only the third president ever to be impeached by the House of Representatives – a step akin to a criminal indictment – as well as the first to be impeached twice and the first to face an impeachment trial after leaving office. But the Senate still has never convicted an impeached president.

Democrats forged ahead with impeachment despite knowing it could overshadow critical early weeks of Biden’s presidency.

The House approved the single article of impeachment against Trump on Jan. 13, with 10 Republicans joining the chamber’s Democratic majority. That vote came a week after the pro-Trump mob stormed the neoclassical domed Capitol, interrupted the formal congressional certification of Biden’s victory, clashed with an overwhelmed police force, and invaded the hallowed House and Senate chambers.

Shortly before the rampage, Trump urged his followers to march on the Capitol, repeated his false claims that the election was stolen from him through widespread voting fraud, and told them that “if you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore.”

During the trial, nine House lawmakers serving as trial managers, or prosecutors, urged senators to convict Trump to hold him accountable for a crime against American democracy and to prevent a repeat in the future. They said Trump summoned the mob to Washington, gave the crowd its marching orders and then did nothing to stop the ensuing violence.

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The defence lawyers accused Democrats not only of trying to silence Trump as a political opponent they feared facing in the future but of attempting to criminalize political speech with which they disagreed.

The words Trump used, they argued, were no different than those regularly employed by Democrats.

Trump’s acquittal does not end the possibility of other congressional action against him such as a censure motion, but Pelosi said such a measure would let Republicans who voted against conviction “off the hook.”

McConnell said Trump was now a private citizen and suggested he could still face criminal prosecution for his acts. “He didn’t get away with anything. Yet,” McConnell said.
I guess the 1st amendment stood for both sides yesterday

Will the Senate pick up an investigation into the Impeachment managers for falsifying evidence?
 

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Interesting Lawsuit claims it sounds like it might be heard never heard of this news organization though

HUGE EXCLUSIVE: Election Do-Over? Latinos For Trump Sue to Shut Congress Down Over Civil Rights Violations | DJHJ Media

HUGE EXCLUSIVE: Election Do-Over? Latinos For Trump Sue to Shut Congress Down Over Civil Rights Violations​

'Biggest Civil Rights Case Since Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'​

by Kari Donovan

February 14, 2021

in 2020 Elections

Pretty long article here is a couple of lines of it

“We know that our Civil Rights were not resected because of the way the Governors and the Secretaries of State in numerous states used emergency powers to bypass HAVA Act and other voting protections. So we already know there are violations, and the Government can not ignore that,” she said.

“We filed a lawsuit before Inauguration, and we have made it at the first round, ” Garcia told me on Sunday
 
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KRAKEN TO THE SUPREME COURT​

February 14, 2021
The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is set to hear a number of high-profile election fraud cases.

The SCOTUS is now scheduled to consider the voter fraud cases for Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Georgia on February 19, 2021. Justices will hear the cases that allege widespread fraud in the 2020 presidential election.

Among those to be heard are Republican Rep. Mike Kelly’s Pennsylvania election case, pro-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell’s Michigan election case, and attorney Lin Wood’s Georgia election case.
 

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EDITORIAL: Trump still a force in Republican politics
Author of the article:postmedia News
Publishing date:Feb 13, 2021 • 14 hours ago • 2 minute read

U.S. President Donald Trump smiles while talking to Naval Academy Midshipmen in the seats during the second half of the Army vs. Navy football game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Dec. 14, 2019. PHOTO BY DANNY WILD /USA TODAY Sports
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Donald Trump’s acquittal by the U.S. Senate on a charge of inciting the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol in which five people died, demonstrates that, whatever the Democrats would like to believe, politically America remains a house divided against itself.

It means Trump can run again for president in 2024, if he chooses, and he remains a force in the Republican party.


Trump on Saturday became the only U.S. president, and former president, to be impeached twice by the U.S. House of Representatives and acquitted twice by the U.S. Senate.

With 67 senators required to convict Trump of inciting an insurrection, the vote was 57 guilty and 43 not guilty in the 100-member Senate.

Seven Republican senators voted with the Democrats to convict Trump, the first time more than one member of the president’s own political party have voted in favour of conviction.

They were Mitt Romney of Utah, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Richard Burr of North Carolina, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Susan Collins of Maine, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Ben Sasse of Nebraska.

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A year ago, Trump was acquitted by the Senate on two articles of impeachment.


He was found not guilty of abuse of power for pressuring Ukraine to announce a probe into President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, by a vote of 52-48, with 52 Republicans voting for acquittal and 47 Democrats, along with Romney, voting to convict.

Trump was acquitted of obstruction of justice by a 53-47 vote along party lines.

Having failed to ban Trump from ever running again through conviction for impeachment, the best way for Biden and the Democrats to be assured of victory in the 2024 presidential election, will be to focus on issues Americans care about, such as recovering from the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and recession, for which they hold Trump responsible.

That said, if Trump chooses to run again, he may be a weakened force, if current polls are accurate.

An ABC/Ipsos poll last week found 56% of Americans wanted Trump convicted and barred from holding office again, while 43% said he should be acquitted.

That compares to the presidential vote of 51.3% for Biden, 46.8% for Trump.
Ummm...that 5 people died thing is now known to be Fakenews news...man that sun sure is an effin' dumb A$$ed rag if there ever was one.
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anything to sell advertising no matter who totally messed up it is.

They should be held responsible. For a long time...In a bombay jail.
 
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