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Trump suggests firing watchdog was payback for impeachment

President Donald Trump is suggesting that he fired the inspector general for the intelligence community in retaliation for impeachment, saying the official was wrong to provide an anonymous whistleblower complaint to Congress as the law requires.

McConnell: Impeachment ‘diverted attention’ from coronavirus

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial distracted the federal government from the novel coronavirus as it reached the United States in January, despite warnings at the time from public health experts and members of Congress about the spread of the deadly virus.

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Living in post-integrity America

It is worth noting that every person Donald Trump pardoned or gave clemency came to his attention not through the normal machinery of government, but through inside connections or “were promoted on Fox News.”

With impeachment over, critics see Trump ‘retribution tour’

In the week since his acquittal on impeachment charges, a fully emboldened President Donald Trump is demonstrating his determination to assert an iron grip on government, pushing his Justice Department to ease up on a longtime friend while using the levers of presidential powers to exact payback on real and perceived foes.

Joe Walsh: My party has become a cult

More than anything else, what’s made my primary challenge to President Donald Trump nearly impossible – to a degree that I didn’t fully realize when I first hit the trail – is how brainwashed so many of my fellow Republicans seem to have become.

Trump takes revenge in purge of witnesses after his acquittal

Two days after he was acquitted by the Senate for abuse of power and obstruction, President Donald Trump exacted vengeance Friday against two administration officials who gave damaging testimony during the House impeachment inquiry, firing his ambassador to the European Union and ousting the top Ukraine expert at the National Security Council.

Not Guilty: Split Senate acquits Trump with no Democratic votes

President Donald Trump won impeachment acquittal Wednesday in the U.S. Senate, bringing to a close only the third presidential trial in American history with votes that split the country, tested civic norms and fed the tumultuous 2020 race for the White House.

Impeachment trial heads to historic end in frenetic week

President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial heads toward a historic conclusion this week, with senators all-but-certain to acquit him on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress after narrowly rejecting Democratic demands to summon witnesses.

The backroom deals that saved Andrew Johnson’s presidency by a single Senate vote

The impeachment trial was almost over, and Sen. James Grimes was tormented with doubt. The Iowa senator couldn’t stand Andrew Johnson, the belligerent, racist president on trial before the Senate, charged with defying Congress and the law. Johnson was “guilty of a great many follies and wickedness,” the mustachioed, mutton-chopped Grimes had written in a letter to his wife.

Court filing points to Trump emails on Ukraine decision

The Trump administration says in a court filing that two dozen emails revealing details of President Donald Trump’s decision-making regarding withholding military assistance to Ukraine are protected from a lawsuit under “presidential privilege