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Trump takes impeachment victory lap over ‘vicious’ Democrats

Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump celebrated his impeachment acquittal Thursday in a rambling, emotional speech raging against the investigations that have overshadowed his entire administration. Trump gathered scores of loyal Republican legislators, his legal team, wife Melania and White House aides in the ceremonial East Room and …

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In political triumph, Trump acquitted of all impeachment charges

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump drew on staunch Republican support Wednesday to defeat the gravest threat yet to his three-year-old presidency, winning acquittal in the Senate on impeachment charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Only the third US leader ever placed on trial, …

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Trump set for Senate acquittal in boost to reelection campaign

Washington, United States | AFP |  President Donald Trump was set to win acquittal from impeachment in the Senate on Wednesday, hours after his partisan State of the Union speech triggered unprecedented protests from Democrats in a seething display of US political divisions. The Democratic-led House of Representatives impeached Trump for …

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Unity in shreds as triumphant Trump makes case for re-election

Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address became a shocking display of US divisions Tuesday with Democrats protesting the Republican’s boasts before their leader, Nancy Pelosi, ripped up her copy of the speech on live television. The House speaker’s gesture at the very end …

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Trump campaign playbook: insult opponents, but not too soon

Washington, United States | AFP | “The economy, stupid” goes one of the most famous mantras of US presidential campaign history. Donald Trump is hitting the 2020 trail with his own twist: brand your opponents stupid (or worse). Name calling and character smearing is an integral part of Trump’s reelection campaign. …

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Democrats to send Trump impeachment articles to Senate next week

Washington, United States | AFP | US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday she intends to transmit articles of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate next week, moving to end a taut standoff with Republicans over terms of the president’s trial. The top Democrat’s announcement virtually assures that a historic …

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Trump, US lawmakers battle over war powers amid Iran tensions

Washington, United States | AFP | A defiant US President Donald Trump clashed with congressional Democrats Thursday before lawmakers hold a largely symbolic but politically charged vote to rein in his ability to take military action against Iran. With the resolution triggering a scalding debate about presidential war powers amid heightened …

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Impeachment vote set for Wednesday as Trump rages

Washington, United States | AFP |  President Donald Trump faces becoming only the third US leader ever to be impeached on Wednesday when the House of Representatives is set for a historic vote that would trigger his trial in the Senate. On the eve of the vote, Trump said he was …

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Top Democrat pulls trigger on Trump impeachment articles

Washington, United States | AFP | Top US Democrat Nancy Pelosi gave the green light to draft articles of impeachment against Donald Trump on Thursday, saying the president’s abuse of power “leaves us no choice but to act.” By asking the House Judiciary Committee chairman to draw up the charges, Speaker …

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Trump says will ‘strongly consider’ testifying in impeachment probe

Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump said Monday he is “strongly” considering accepting a challenge from opposition Democrats to testify in his own impeachment investigation. After the speaker of the lower house, Nancy Pelosi, upped the ante by suggesting that Trump come forward to tell the “truth,” the …

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