As the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump gets underway, Mitch McConnell has to pull off a political balancing act. The Senate Majority Leader must weigh the desires of moderate Republicans who want him to allow witnesses and documents, while also delivering a quick and clean acquittal of the President.
The impeachment organizing resolution text from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell gives House impeachment managers and the President's legal team 24 hours each to make their opening arguments over two days.
Constitutional lawyer Alan Dershowitz said in 1998 a president could be impeached even if they were not accused of a crime. Now that he's helping President Donald Trump's impeachment defense, he's saying something different.
About half of Americans say the Senate should vote to convict President Donald Trump and remove him from office in the upcoming impeachment trial (51%), according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS, while 45% say the Senate should vote against conviction and removal.
The White House announced Monday that it will add several House Republicans to President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment team in what appear to be largely ceremonial roles following an internal debate over whether they should be included.
President Donald Trump, who took off from Washington on Monday evening, is expected to be choppering into Davos, nestled in the Swiss Alps, to mingle with business leaders and foreign officials on Tuesday just hours ahead of when the US Senate will begin his impeachment trial.
The House on Monday submitted its rebuttal to the White House's argument that the impeachment articles are "constitutionally invalid," charging that the President's assertions the about the articles were "chilling" and "dead wrong."
On New Year's Eve, attorney Joseph A. Bondy hopped on a subway train headed toward the US attorney's office in lower Manhattan to pick up a disk loaded with Lev Parnas' cell phone contents. It was the first piece of evidence prosecutors had released to him since his client was arrested in October.
An upcoming change to State Department visa guidelines is expected to take aim at birth tourism, the practice of foreign nationals giving birth on US soil to ensure their children become American citizens, according to a State Department official.
An attorney for indicted Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas on Monday filed a request for the recusal of Attorney General William Barr in connection with the prosecution of Parnas, alleging Barr has a conflict of interest and should be removed from the matter "in an effort to preserve the public trust in the rule of law."
Legal scholars are panning new arguments championed by Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz, who recently joined President Donald Trump's legal team and is making the case that Trump cannot be impeached because he didn't commit any crimes.
The Senate is expected to kick off the impeachment trial into President Donald Trump in an open session Tuesday and will move quickly into debating the organizing resolution drafted by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, according to a senior administration official involved in talks over the structure of the trial.
President Donald Trump's legal team on Monday filed a lengthy response calling the charges he committed impeachable offenses a "charade" in a preview of the case they will make on the Senate floor when the impeachment trial commences.
When Pat Cipollone steps foot onto the faded blue carpet of the Senate chamber next week, the relative anonymity he has enjoyed for much of his three-decade law career will be stripped away by the glare of cameras and the scrutiny of history.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Sunday night that "we will force votes on witnesses and documents" in the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump that gets underway in earnest this week.
The impeachment of President Donald Trump is center stage, but when the last vote in the Senate trial is cast, it won't mark an end to the investigations looming over the President and his company, the Trump Organization.
More than eight in 10 African Americans believe President Donald Trump is racist and that he has contributed to making racism a bigger problem in the United States, according to a new Washington Post-Ipsos poll.
After an opening salvo of back-and-forth arguments from President Trump's attorneys and Democrats' impeachment managers on Monday, Senate impeachment trial proceedings are set to begin at 1 p.m. ET on Tuesday with the expectation they will stretch well into a wild night on Capitol Hill -- even as key procedural questions, including the timeline for debate and whether additional witnesses will testify, remain undecided and hotly contentious. Tue, 21 Jan 2020 01:58:37 GMT
John Sullivan, the Trump-picked U.S. ambassador to Russia, arrived in Moscow last week at a time of strained relations between the two countries and thinning resources for the State Department, but his former colleagues say he is up to the challenge. Tue, 21 Jan 2020 00:49:46 GMT
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., concluded on Monday that the Democratic Party is a "center or center-conservative" party and how there currently isn't a "left" party in the United States. Mon, 20 Jan 2020 23:22:48 GMT
Democratic presidential hopeful Mike Bloomberg is willing to "spend whatever it takes" to get his message out and broaden his support to secure the party's nomination, campaign manager Kevin Sheekey told Fox News' "Bill Hemmer Reports" on Monday. Mon, 20 Jan 2020 22:18:15 GMT
New York City’s homeless shelters are overloaded as an estimated 80,000 people sleep in shelters or on the streets, but Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration has failed in its attempts to solve the problem -- and other cities are suffering from the Democrat’s policy, according to critics. Mon, 20 Jan 2020 21:13:49 GMT
President Trump took time on Monday to honor both the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his own inauguration three years ago by touting that the unemployment rate for African-Americans is the lowest in history. Mon, 20 Jan 2020 20:34:25 GMT
Dozens of local officials around the state of Florida have joined together and challenged strict penalties set forth by the state that bar municipalities and counties from implementing their own firearm and ammunition regulations. Mon, 20 Jan 2020 20:01:56 GMT
A high-profile Google whistleblower – who testified before Congress in July that the search engine meddled in the 2016 presidential election on behalf of Hillary Clinton – now suggests that the fatal car crash that killed his wife in December was no accident. Mon, 20 Jan 2020 18:59:14 GMT
The National Football League Players Association revealed its latest Top 50 Player Sales List, which sees Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes leading the way over New England's Tom Brady. Mon, 20 Jan 2020 14:49:19 GMT
A handful of people with student debt, from a copy writer in Morehead, Kentucky, to an English professor in Yakima, Washington, provided CNBC with a snapshot of their budgets. Mon, 20 Jan 2020 23:30:26 GMT
GM is once again taking shots at its competitors' pickup trucks in a new ad campaign for its GMC Sierra, highlighting the strength and toughness of its all-new carbon fiber pickup box. Mon, 20 Jan 2020 00:16:40 GMT
Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang said that if he is elected to serve in the White House, he is prepared to empower the consumer to kickstart the economy if it slips into a recession. Mon, 20 Jan 2020 15:55:38 GMT
Warner Bros.' CW network has ordered a season of a new spin-off series "Superman and Lois." But a series of flops has put the hero in blue's fate in question on the big screen. Mon, 20 Jan 2020 16:01:01 GMT
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg would vote to convict President Donald Trump if he were a senator, he told Craig Melvin in an exclusive interview that aired on NBC's "TODAY Show" Monday. Mon, 20 Jan 2020 12:48:12 GMT
The three-time Olympic medalist revealed to CNBC the emotional toll of her retirement in Baltimore this week where Under Armour announced its new ad campaign, titled "The Only Way is Through." Mon, 20 Jan 2020 15:01:01 GMT
Millionaire investors have ditched their fears of a recession and are increasingly bullish on the economy and stocks at the start of 2020 trading, according to an E-Trade survey. Sun, 19 Jan 2020 15:24:06 GMT