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Republicans say impeachment would further divide the country after Trump provoked an attempted coup, but a majority of Americans support it

14 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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At least five House Republicans support impeaching President Donald Trump over the Capitol siege, but most are pushing against it and arguing that it would further divide the country.
"This will only bring up the hate and fire more than ever before," one House Republican said on Wednesday.
But multiple polls show a majority of Americans support the House impeaching Trump and the Senate removing him from office.
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Here's what happens if Trump is impeached a 2nd time by the House, as expected

14 days ago   |   By Business Insider

President Donald Trump.
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On Wednesday, the House of Representatives is expected to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time in his presidency.
The House is impeaching Trump on one article of inciting an insurrection on the US Capitol on January 6.
Next, the Senate will hold a trial to determine whether Trump should be removed from office.
It is unclear whether the Senate will hold a trial and vote on whether to remove Trump from his office before his term expires on January 20.
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Here are all the US presidents who have been impeached

14 days ago   |   By Business Insider

US President Trump became the third president to be impeached.
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President Donald Trump is set to become the first president in American history to be impeached twice with the House expected to pass an article charging him with inciting an insurrection on the Capitol.
Trump was also impeached by the House of Representatives in December 2019 on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The Senate acquitted him on both articles on February 5, 2020.
No sitting president has ever been convicted, but Trump could be the first over his role in provoking the deadly Capitol...
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'What the hell was it all for?' Navy SEAL veteran facing FBI questioning about Capitol siege says things were taken too far

14 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Supporters of President Donald Trump take over balconies and inauguration scaffolding at the United States Capitol on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC.
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A retired Navy SEAL who attended the protests that turned violent in DC last week but insists he did not breach the Capitol is facing questions from the FBI after initially boasting in a video about last Wednesday's events, ABC News reported.
One of several veterans who were among the protesters, Adam Newbold says he realized what had occurred after news came in that people had been...
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New York City will end business contracts with the Trump Organization after Capitol siege, Mayor de Blasio said

14 days ago   |   By Business Insider

US President Donald Trump looks on during a ceremony presenting the Presidential Medal of Freedom to wrestler Dan Gable in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on December 7, 2020.
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New York City is ending its business contracts with the Trump Organization, which manages a golf course in the Bronx as well as two ice skating rinks and the carousel in Central Park.
"The City of New York will no longer have anything to do with the Trump Organization," Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
Trump will likely challenge the decision in court, Mark...
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What I saw during a visit of the Capitol just days after the deadly Trump-incited riot: Smashed windows, discarded escape hoods, and lots of National Guard

14 days ago   |   By Business Insider

A smashed window just off the House chamber that looks out on the Library of Congress.
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Insider visited the Capitol five days after a pro-Trump mob had laid siege to the complex, damaging the ornate building and prompting an increase in security.
Though a new fence had been erected around the entire complex and National Guard troops now patrolled alongside Capitol police, an Insider reporter with a congressional press pass did not experience any additional or unusual security measures or restrictions once inside the perimeter.
The Capitol's custodial staff, many of...
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US stocks fluctuate as investors weigh stimulus outlook and political turmoil

14 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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US stocks fluctuated between gains and losses on Wednesday as investors prepared for House Democrats to move to impeach Trump for the second time. Bitcoin is hovering around $35,000, a key technical level that could determine the cryptocurrency's longer-term direction. Sign up here our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. US stocks pointed edged higher on Wednesday as investors weighed ongoing stimulus efforts and prepared for House Democrats to move to impeach Trump for the second time. Vice President Mike Pence ruled out invoking the 25th amendment...
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LIVE: House prepares to impeach Trump for 'incitement of insurrection' over deadly Capitol siege

14 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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The House of Representatives is poised to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time for "incitement of insurrection" following last week's deadly Capitol siege.
Debate over the article of impeachment is set to begin at 9 a.m. ET and can be watched online on C-SPAN, YouTube, and the House's official website.
Scroll down to watch the livestream and follow Insider's live coverage of the historic event.
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