Donald Trump impeached for Endangering “The security of the United States and its institutions of Government.”

Donald Trump has always been obsessed with his place in history. It’s now cemented: no other occupant of the Oval Office achieved the distinction of being impeached twice for high crimes and misdemeanors. The vote was 232-197. Ten Republicans joined Democrats in making this historic action bipartisan.

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McConnell is signaling he’s in favor of impeachment, GOP source says

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell meanwhile has said to believe impeachment will help oust Trump from the GOP for good. According to a person familiar with his reaction, Trump was particularly incensed Tuesday night by Cheney’s announcement, which said he’d betrayed the office of the presidency.

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Daily Kos: Capitol Siege the culmination of the GOP’s long embrace of authoritarianism

This radical authoritarianism was evident not just in the intent of the Capitol siege—an insurrectionist attempt to force Congress to overturn the known results of the November presidential election—but in the faces and voices of the men and women who comprised Wednesday’s mob.

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‘End this nightmare’: Lawmakers push to invoke 25th Amendment to remove Trump

Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.), the chair of the House Armed Services Committee, on Thursday also called on Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove the president, while Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) began circulating articles of impeachment.

The responsibility for invoking the 25th Amendment falls on the vice president and Cabinet.

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‘Complete clusterf—’: Trump leaves Washington in limbo

The repercussions of inaction could be dramatic. If lawmakers and White House aides can’t convince the president to sign a funding and Covid relief package by Monday, the government will enter the fourth shutdown of Trump’s presidency. And millions of Americans had been told to expect another round of direct payments from the government shortly, while businesses across the country were expecting more financial assistance.

Yet Trump is getting out of town Wednesday afternoon…

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Trump, House Lawmakers Plot Futile Effort To Block Biden Win

A range of nonpartisan election officials and Republicans have confirmed that there was no fraud in the November contest that would change the results of the election. That includes Attorney General William Barr, who on Monday said he saw no reason to appoint a special counsel to look into the president’s claims about the 2020 election.

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Pelosi moves to break stimulus stalemate with key meeting

There has been major movement in recent weeks toward a potential deal, including the bipartisan proposal finally unveiled by centrist senators on Monday. And the same two issues that have long bedeviled Pelosi and McConnell — Republican opposition to additional funding for local governments coupled with Democratic resistance to liability protections for businesses — remain.

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Washington Post: It’s over. When the electoral college announces Biden’s win, Republicans must move on.

Washington Post Opinion: Once the electoral college has elected Biden president, the undeniable truth is that Biden is “president-elect.” The nation should move on in recognition of this basic fact.

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