Trump celebrates impeachment acquittal

Exulting in his impeachment acquittal, a defiant President Donald Trump took a scorched-earth victory lap Thursday, unleashing his fury against those who tried to remove him from office and pointing ahead to his reelection campaign.

Trump defense concludes opening arguments in Senate

Republican leaders do not yet have the votes to block Democrats' demand for more witnesses at President Donald Trump's impeachment trial. Democrats are demanding several witnesses, especially John Bolton, Trump's former national security adviser who writes in a forthcoming book that Trump told him he wanted to withhold military aid from Ukraine until it helped with investigations into Democratic rival Joe Biden.

Trump impeachment trial

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell abruptly eased his restrictive proposed rules for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, backing off the condensed two-day schedule to add a third for opening arguments after protests from senators, including Republicans.

GOP will start impeachment trial and delay witnesses

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he has the votes to start President Donald Trump's impeachment trial as soon as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi releases the documents, winning support from GOP senators to postpone a decision on calling witnesses.

Trump addresses orders to kill Iranian official

President Donald Trump is declaring that a "reign of terror is over" as he marks the death of an Iranian general killed in a U.S. strike. Trump said from Florida that Gen. Qassem Soleimani "made the death of innocent people his sick passion," and should have been hunted down years ago.

President Donald Trump impeached by US House on 2 charges

President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday night, becoming only the third American chief executive to be formally charged under the Constitution's ultimate remedy for high crimes and misdemeanors.

IG Horowitz rips FBI ‘failure’ in Russia probe

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz declared a “failure” by the entire “chain of command” involved in the FBI’s initial Trump-Russia investigation, in blistering testimony Wednesday that called out “basic and fundamental errors” at the bureau while stressing that his newly released report on the probe does not "vindicate" anyone.

Lawmaker praise new trade deal

The United States, Mexico and Canada have reached a historic trade deal. The deal must now be ratified by all three countries. A House vote, delayed as Democrats fought to improve enforcement mechanisms after winning a majority in the chamber in November 2018, is slated for next week.

DeSantis call for E-Verify system in Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis wants businesses to use the E-Verify system to check the immigration status of workers before hiring them. He is calling on lawmakers to adopt the federal identity-checking system.