South Dakota Attorney General Is Convicted in Impeachment Trial

Jason Ravnsborg, who killed a man with his car in 2020, was removed from office after the State Senate voted to convict him. He was impeached by the House in April.

#attorneys-general, #impeachment, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #politics-and-government, #ravnsborg-jason, #south-dakota, #state-legislatures

Jan. 6 Was a ‘War Scene,’ and Trump Was the Director

The spectacle is the message.

#cheney-liz, #impeachment, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-transition-us, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

Gearing Up for G.O.P. Gains in the Midterms, White House Braces for Barrage of Inquiries

The turbulent aftermath of the Trump era is taking the possibility of a divided government to new levels of intensity, as some Republicans appear eager to target President Biden and his family.

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McConnell and McCarthy’s Jan. 6 Fury at Trump Faded by February

In the days after the attack, Representative Kevin McCarthy planned to tell Mr. Trump to resign. Senator Mitch McConnell told allies impeachment was warranted. But their fury faded fast.

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South Dakota Attorney General Is Impeached Over Fatal Car Crash

Attorney General Jason R. Ravnsborg will face a trial in the State Senate to determine whether he is removed from office.

#boever-joe-1964-2020, #impeachment, #noem-kristi, #politics-and-government, #ravnsborg-jason-r, #republican-party, #roads-and-traffic, #south-dakota, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

Fred Upton, House Republican Who Supported Impeachment, Will Retire

Mr. Upton is the fourth House Republican who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump to decline to run for re-election.

#elections-house-of-representatives, #impeachment, #michigan, #republican-party, #retirement, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #upton-fred

Nepal’s Chief Justice Is Suspended, Deepening Political Chaos

Accusations and a possible ouster could aggravate divisions that have paralyzed much of the Nepal government for months.

#foreign-aid, #impeachment, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #millennium-challenge-corp, #nepal, #oli-k-p-sharma, #politics-and-government, #rana-cholendra-shumsher, #united-states-international-relations

Republicans Who Voted to Impeach Trump Out-Raised Primary Rivals

Despite their pariah status in their party, House Republicans who broke with the former president have raised more than their G.O.P. foes.

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Will Cuomo Try to Make a Comeback?

Recent decisions by prosecutors to not pursue criminal charges against ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo may fuel his interest in re-entering public life.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #cuomo-andrew-m, #democratic-party, #impeachment, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment

10 Republicans Voted to Impeach Trump. What’s Become of Them?

Ten House Republicans voted to charge President Donald J. Trump with inciting the Capitol attack. All of them are still struggling with the consequences.

#cheney-liz, #gonzalez-anthony-e-1984, #herrera-beutler-jaime, #house-of-representatives, #impeachment, #katko-john-1962, #kinzinger-adam, #meijer-peter, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #upton-fred

South Korea to Pardon Former President Park Geun-hye

The government said it would release Ms. Park on Dec. 31 in the interest of national “reconciliation.”

#amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #bribery-and-kickbacks, #impeachment, #moon-jae-in, #park-geun-hye, #south-korea

Former Immigration Minister in Denmark Sentenced to Prison for Separating Couples

Inger Stojberg was sentenced to two months’ incarceration after being found by a court to have illegally ordered the separations of married migrant couples in which at least one person was underage.

#denmark, #immigration-and-emigration, #impeachment, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #stojberg-inger

Assembly Finds ‘Overwhelming Evidence’ Cuomo Engaged in Sexual Harassment

The New York State Assembly Judiciary Committee’s findings reinforced an earlier state attorney general’s report on former Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.

#american-crisis-leadership-lessons-from-the-covid-19-pandemic-book, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #impeachment, #new-york-state, #sexual-harassment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Cuomo Assembly Report Contains Grounds for Impeachment, Lawmaker Says

A report set to be made public next week sheds new light on the Cuomo administration’s manipulation of nursing home death data and the former governor’s $5.1 million book deal.

#american-crisis-leadership-lessons-from-the-covid-19-pandemic-book, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #impeachment, #new-york-state, #nursing-homes, #sexual-harassment, #state-legislatures, #steck-phil

Cuomo Is Subject of Forcible Touching Complaint

Mr. Cuomo, the former governor of New York, resigned in August after a state attorney general report concluded that he had sexually harassed multiple women.

#albany-ny, #commisso-brittany, #cuomo-andrew-m, #governors-us, #impeachment, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment

Lev Parnas, Ex-Giuliani Ally, Is Convicted of Campaign Finance Charges

A federal jury found that Mr. Parnas and a second man funneled a Russian tycoon’s money to U.S. candidates to win favorable treatment for a marijuana business.

#america-first-action, #campaign-finance, #fruman-igor, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #global-energy-inc, #impeachment, #kukushkin-andrey, #parnas-lev, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #trump-ukraine-whistle-blower-complaint-and-impeachment-inquiry, #united-states-politics-and-government

Adam Schiff on Facebook, Fox News and the Trump Cult

The congressman gives an update on the Jan. 6 committee and talks about the future of Trump and the country.

#audio-neutral-informative, #democratic-party, #impeachment, #presidential-election-of-2024, #schiff-adam-b, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whistle-blowers

As Lev Parnas’ Trial Begins, Trump’s Shadow Looms

Though Mr. Parnas played a key role in the events that led to the former president’s impeachment, the charges he faces involve accusations of campaign finance violations.

#campaign-finance, #elections, #frauds-and-swindling, #fruman-igor, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #impeachment, #parnas-lev, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-ukraine-whistle-blower-complaint-and-impeachment-inquiry, #trump-donald-j, #ukraine, #yovanovitch-marie-l

What if Monica Lewinsky Had Twitter in 1998?

The activist and producer reflects on how her saga may have unfolded in the era of social media.

#metoo-movement, #audio-neutral-informative, #clinton-bill, #fx-tv-network, #hbo-max, #impeachment, #lewinsky-monica-s, #washington-dc

2nd Cuomo Investigation Expected to Confirm Harassment Claims

The final report, expected in October, could revive calls for lawmakers to impeach Andrew Cuomo, the former governor, to prevent him from running again, though that seems unlikely.

#cuomo-andrew-m, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #impeachment, #james-letitia, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment, #state-legislatures

The Road Ahead for Pro-Impeachment House Republicans

The 10 G.O.P. lawmakers who voted to impeach Donald Trump face angry primary voters and challengers inspired or endorsed by the former president. So far, only one has given up on re-election.

#cheney-liz, #gonzalez-anthony-e-1984, #impeachment, #katko-john-1962, #kent-shannon-m, #kinzinger-adam, #meijer-peter, #newhouse-dan-1965, #primaries-and-caucuses, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #upton-fred, #valadao-david-g

When Frederick Douglass Met Andrew Johnson

In “The Failed Promise,” a new book about Reconstruction and Johnson’s impeachment, Robert S. Levine looks closely at the perspective of Douglass and other Black leaders.

#books-and-literature, #douglass-frederick, #impeachment, #johnson-andrew, #levine-robert-s, #the-failed-promise-reconstruction-frederick-douglass-and-the-impeachment-of-andrew-johnson-book

Igor Fruman Expected to Plead Guilty in Campaign Finance Case

Igor Fruman had aided Rudolph Giuliani in his effort to dig up dirt on Donald J. Trump’s political rivals.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #campaign-finance, #correia-david-p-1975, #fruman-igor, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #impeachment, #manhattan-nyc, #parnas-lev, #trump-ukraine-whistle-blower-complaint-and-impeachment-inquiry, #trump-donald-j, #ukraine, #ukrainian-americans, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #yovanovitch-marie-l

‘Impeachment’ Focuses on the Women Behind Clinton’s Scandals

In a group interview, Ryan Murphy and the stars and creators of the FX drama discuss why they made Linda Tripp and Monica Lewinsky the stars of the show, and why we still care.

#actors-and-actresses, #american-crime-story-impeachment-tv-program, #ashford-annaleigh, #burgess-sarah-playwright, #clinton-bill, #clinton-hillary-rodham, #falco-edie, #feldstein-beanie, #fx-tv-network, #impeachment, #jones-paula-corbin, #lewinsky-monica-s, #martin-woodall-alexis, #murphy-ryan, #paulson-sarah, #simpson-brad-1973, #television, #tripp-linda-r, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

Cuomo Will No Longer Face Impeachment, Assembly Leader Says

Carl Heastie, the speaker of the New York State Assembly, said the body would end its investigation of Gov. Andrew Cuomo when his resignation takes effect later this month.

#cuomo-andrew-m, #democratic-party, #governors-us, #heastie-carl-e, #impeachment, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment, #state-legislatures, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

What Makes Cuomo So Grabby?

The non-grabby Cuomo doesn’t look good, either.

#content-type-personal-profile, #cuomo-andrew-m, #governors-us, #impeachment, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment, #state-legislatures, #women-and-girls, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

In Michigan, Pro-Impeachment Republicans Face Voters’ Wrath

Representative Peter Meijer, a Republican who voted to impeach Donald J. Trump, seeks “decency and humility” in Western Michigan, but has found anger, fear and misinformation.

#conservatism-us-politics, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elections-house-of-representatives, #ford-gerald-rudolph-jr, #house-of-representatives, #impeachment, #meijer-peter, #michigan, #presidential-election-of-2020, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #upton-fred

With Cuomo Weakened, New York Lawmakers End Session With Flex of Power

State lawmakers passed several progressive priorities to cap the 2021 session, but clashed with Gov. Andrew Cuomo as impeachment inquiries continued.

#cuomo-andrew-m, #impeachment, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment, #state-legislatures

Are We Destined for a Crisis of Democracy in 2024?

Some alarm is understandable. The progressive sense of certain doom is not.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cheney-liz, #impeachment, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-transition-us, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Nigeria Is in Disarray. So Its President Banned Twitter.

It’s a bad time for President Muhammadu Buhari to play the tyrant.

#boko-haram, #buhari-muhammadu, #impeachment, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #nigeria, #republic-of-biafra

Prosecutors Investigating Whether Ukrainians Meddled in 2020 Election

The Brooklyn federal inquiry has examined whether former and current Ukrainian officials tried to interfere in the election, including funneling misleading information through Rudolph W. Giuliani.

#artemenko-andrii-v, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #brooklyn-nyc, #derkach-andriy, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #foreign-agents-registration-act, #frauds-and-swindling, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #impeachment, #kyiv-ukraine, #mueller-robert-s-iii, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #telizhenko-andrii, #trump-ukraine-whistle-blower-complaint-and-impeachment-inquiry, #united-states-international-relations

Release the Barr-Trump Memo on Obstruction of Justice

Did the former Attorney General William P. Barr use his mighty powers to protect his boss?

#barr-william-p, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #decisions-and-verdicts, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #freedom-of-information-act, #impeachment, #justice-department, #mueller-robert-s-iii, #special-prosecutors-independent-counsel, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Was Richard Nixon a Tragic Hero?

Michael Dobbs’s “King Richard” tells the story of the first few months after Nixon’s second inaugural, when his eventual downfall was becoming clear.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #books-and-literature, #dobbs-michael-1950, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #impeachment, #king-richard-nixon-and-watergate-an-american-tragedy-book, #nixon-richard-milhous, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #watergate-affair

Is Liz Cheney a Martyr — or Just a Hack in Holy Drag?

Some political questions defy any easy answer.

#cheney-liz, #house-of-representatives, #impeachment, #republican-party, #stefanik-elise, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

House Republicans Have Had Enough of Liz Cheney’s Truth-Telling

G.O.P. House members are plotting a fresh bid to dethrone Ms. Cheney from her leadership post. Her transgression: continued repudiation of Donald J. Trump and his false election claims.

#house-of-representatives, #impeachment, #mccarthy-kevin-1965, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #stefanik-elise, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #walorski-jackie

Giuliani’s Allies Want Trump to Pay His Legal Bills

As Rudolph Giuliani faces an escalating federal investigation and defamation suits, his advisers believe he should benefit from a $250 million Trump campaign war chest.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cohen-michael-d-1966, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #impeachment, #kerik-bernard-b, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-organization, #trump-ukraine-whistle-blower-complaint-and-impeachment-inquiry, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Firing of U.S. Ambassador Is at Center of Giuliani Investigation

Prosecutors want to scrutinize Rudolph W. Giuliani’s communications with Ukrainian officials about the ouster of the ambassador, Marie L. Yovanovitch.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #foreign-agents-registration-act, #fruman-igor, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #impeachment, #justice-department, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #parnas-lev, #trump-ukraine-whistle-blower-complaint-and-impeachment-inquiry, #trump-donald-j, #ukraine, #united-states, #yovanovitch-marie-l

Liz Cheney vs. MAGA

The Wyoming congresswoman challenged Republicans to turn away from Trump after Jan. 6. Instead, they turned on her.

#cheney-liz, #content-type-personal-profile, #elections-house-of-representatives, #gaetz-matt, #greene-marjorie-taylor-1974, #house-of-representatives, #impeachment, #mccarthy-kevin-1965, #mcconnell-mitch, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #scalise-steve, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

As Coronavirus and Economic Woes Ravage Brazil, Bolsonaro Improvises and Confounds

Critics see the recent behavior of Brazil’s president — polarizing in the best of times — as an unnerving sign of a flailing leader. His strategy, if there is one, is difficult to discern.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #defense-and-military-forces, #disease-rates, #impeachment, #politics-and-government

The Long Road to Possibly Impeaching Cuomo

Lawmakers will need to navigate the shoals of Albany’s political traditions and the state’s relatively ill-defined impeachment process.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #impeachment, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sexual-harassment, #shutdowns-institutional, #state-legislatures

Cuomo Could Be Impeached. Here’s How It Would Happen.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is under investigation. If his own party moves against him, he could face New York’s first impeachment proceeding in more than a century.

#metoo-movement, #cuomo-andrew-m, #impeachment, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment, #state-legislatures

Can Biden Stay on the Sidelines of the Andrew Cuomo Saga?

The New York governor has been abandoned by top Democrats in his state, but the president is asking for investigations to proceed before passing judgment.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cuomo-andrew-m, #democratic-party, #impeachment, #new-york-state, #sexual-harassment, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Rise and Fall of Andrew Cuomo

Even as he tries to plot a political survival strategy in the face of sexual misconduct allegations, Mr. Cuomo is an object lesson on the dangers of kicking people on the way up.

#bennett-charlotte-1995, #cuomo-andrew-m, #cuomo-mario-m, #de-blasio-bill, #democratic-party, #impeachment, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment, #spitzer-eliot-l, #stewart-cousins-andrea

Jaime Herrera Beutler Is Undaunted

After seeing her eldest child through a medical nightmare, the six-term Republican from Washington was not intimidated by the idea of breaking with her party to support Donald J. Trump’s impeachment.

#conservatism-us-politics, #content-type-personal-profile, #families-and-family-life, #herrera-beutler-jaime, #house-of-representatives, #impeachment, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

South Dakota Attorney General Faces Calls to Resign and Impeachment Over Crash

State officials released videos that show investigators confronting the attorney general, Jason Ravnsborg, with descriptions of his car hitting a man: “His face came through your windshield.”

#impeachment, #noem-kristi, #ravnsborg-jason, #south-dakota, #state-legislatures, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

If There Was a Republican Civil War, It Appears to Be Over

The party belongs to Trump for as long as he wants it.

#burr-richard-m, #cassidy-bill-1957, #haley-nikki-r, #impeachment, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #toomey-patrick-j, #trump-donald-j

Trump, in Scorching Attack on McConnell, Urges G.O.P. to Replace Him

The former president, breaking an unusually long silence, called the Senate minority leader a “dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack” and called on Republicans in the chamber to find a new leader.

#chao-elaine-l, #elections-senate, #impeachment, #mcconnell-mitch, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #senate, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Trump’s Legal Defense Team Was Defined by Stumbles, Clashes and Egos

The lawyers assembled by the former president to represent him in his Senate impeachment trial hardly knew one another. They prevailed in the end, but it wasn’t pretty.

#castor-bruce-1961, #castor-stephen-r, #clark-justin-reilly-1975, #impeachment, #miller-jason-1975, #schoen-david-i, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-international-hotel-washington-dc, #trump-donald-j, #twenty-fifth-amendment-us-constitution, #united-states-politics-and-government, #van-der-veen-michael-t

Adam Kinzinger, I Can Relate: When Politics Divides Families

A reader shares a painful experience and reconciliation. Also: Amazon’s business practices; the plight of Black immigrants.

#amazon-com-inc, #black-people, #illegal-immigration, #impeachment, #kinzinger-adam, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

An Impeachment Manager on Trump’s Acquittal

We look at the former president’s trial through the eyes of Stacey Plaskett, a Democratic congresswoman who sought his conviction.

#democratic-party, #impeachment, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virgin-islands-us