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Trump starts taking his second impeachment seriously

“This is political theater and I am neither a politician or an actor. I don’t see a role for me as a lawyer,” said Alan Dershowitz, the Trump-allied attorney who joined Trump’s impeachment defense team last January. Unlike Dershowitz, who’s faced scrutiny from bipartisan lawmakers over his ties to the late convicted sex trafficker Jeffrey […]

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Liz Cheney’s problems pile up

And at least two members have privately signaled interest in replacing Cheney as the No. 3 Republican, sources say: Reps. Elise Stefanik and Lee Zeldin, two New Yorkers who both sprang to popularity in the party after fiercely defending Trump during his first impeachment. If Cheney does lose her post, it will be the latest […]

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Proud Boys organizer arrested in Florida over riot at Capitol

Biggs appeared to be wearing a walkie-talkie during the storming of the Capitol, but he told FBI agents that he had no knowledge about the planning of the destructive riot and didn’t know who organized it, the affidavit said. Ahead of the riot, Biggs told followers of his on the social media app Parler to […]

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Pelosi says Trump could be accessory to murder after Capitol riot

The speaker went a step further and said that if it were proven that some members of Congress collaborated with members of the group that attacked the Capitol, they — as well as Trump — would be accessories to crimes committed during the insurrection. “And the crime, in some cases, was murder,” Pelosi said. “And […]

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Biden's DHS pick vows to prevent future attacks on U.S. institutions

President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security will pledge on Tuesday to do everything in his power to prevent attacks like the one that targeted the Capitol earlier this month, according to prepared remarks obtained by POLITICO. Alejandro Mayorkas, who will appear before the Senate Homeland Security Committee for his confirmation […]

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Lindsey Graham predicts radical first 100 days

While supporting the legitimacy of Biden’s victory and saying he would attend Wednesday’s inauguration — “I think it’s important that I show up” — Graham predicted to Bartiromo that Democratic priorities would make Americans nostalgic for President Donald Trump and his supporters in Congress. “If they do what they are talking about doing,” Graham said. […]

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Graham asks Schumer to hold Senate vote on canceling impeachment trial

Democrats will control the chamber when Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff of Georgia and Alex Padilla of California are sworn in as senators. The Senate will then be divided 50-50, empowering Vice President-elect Kamala Harris to deliver tiebreaking votes. Graham argued that the political leaders who were complicit in the Jan. 6 attack on the […]

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Senate Republicans adrift ahead of Trump trial

“There’s a lot of people upset. But the legal standard for inciting insurrection is going to be pretty hard to prove because his words matter. And his words were reckless and his words certainly had an impact on how fired up people were. But his words were also carefully selected,” said Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.). […]