(The Washington Post)
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The president appears fixated with settling scores rather than moving on to less divisive issues in the wake of his acquittal.
Democrats fall far short of the two-thirds needed to make the president, charged with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, the first to be removed from office.
The president tried a new defense of his Ukraine actions Thursday. There's a reason his legal team didn't use it.
The senator from Utah calls Trump’s offenses “egregious” and says the president’s defense did not persuade him otherwise.
The speech came two days after the president delivered what aides called an “optimistic” State of the Union address.
The president’s private arguments stand in contrast to the point-by-point process used to classify and protect sensitive secrets and appears to differ from the White House’s public posture toward Bolton’s much-anticipated memoir.
President Trump is actively seeking to rewrite the narrative that had been meticulously documented by federal law enforcement and intelligence officials, both for immediate political gain and for history.
The stream of schoolyard taunts and thinly veiled threats showed how the third impeachment in American history has done little to rein in a president who has spent the past week pursuing vendettas against perceived enemies.
Trump provided fresh evidence that he feels emboldened and will say and do as he pleases after the GOP-controlled Senate voted last week to acquit him in the impeachment trial.
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Graham warned about Russia feeding propaganda through Ukraine. Then he engaged in his own conspiracy theory about Vindman.
The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman said a “process” is in place to verify such data from Ukraine, warning “it could be Russian propaganda.”
Career officials and political appointees who testified in Ukraine hearings remain worried about their future under a president who has emerged from the Senate’s acquittal on impeachment eager to punish those he believes have betrayed him.
As they watched their Iowa caucuses conclude in a chaotic fiasco, many Democrats are now sounding the alarm that denying Trump a second term could be far more difficult than they had calculated.
Earlier Friday, Trump said his impeachment by the House should be “expunged” because it was a “total political hoax.”
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Instead, we’re encouraged to assume that the obvious is the case.
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Trump is acquitted | Impeachment This Week
The president was acquitted on both charges of impeachment by the Senate, with Sen. Mitt Romney crossing the aisle and voting to convict on one charge.
House Republicans kept trying to stall the impeachment vote
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