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.

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For Trump, an Escape, Not an Exoneration

The president who emerged from last year’s impeachment trial feeling emboldened emerges from this one secluded behind closed doors in Florida and facing an uncertain political and legal future.

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After the Speech: What Trump Did as the Capitol Was Attacked

New evidence emerged in the impeachment trial about what President Donald J. Trump did from roughly 1 to 6 p.m. the day of the Capitol attack. But many questions remain unanswered.

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Trump Acquitted of Inciting Insurrection, Even as Bipartisan Majority Votes ‘Guilty’

The verdict was unlikely to be the final word for former President Donald J. Trump, his badly divided party or the festering wounds the Jan. 6 riot that prompted the impeachment left behind.

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What to Watch For in the Impeachment Trial on Friday

Lawyers representing former President Donald J. Trump will state their case on Friday. A final vote could follow as early as Saturday.

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What Time is Trump’s Impeachment Vote? Streaming, Guide and More

The House will hold a vote on Wednesday to impeach President Trump. Here’s how to follow along.

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McConnell Privately Backs Impeachment as House Moves to Charge Trump

The House was poised to formally call on Vice President Mike Pence to move to wrest power from the president, as Republican support built for impeaching him of inciting violence against the nation.

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A Swift Impeachment Plan

House Democrats have introduced an article against President Trump for “inciting violence against the government of the United States.” What happens next?

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House Sets Impeachment Vote to Charge Trump With Incitement

Democrats are planning a Tuesday vote to formally call on the vice president to wrest power from President Trump and a Wednesday impeachment vote if he does not.

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Impeach Trump? Weighing the Pros and Cons

“Those who say that impeachment will further divide us, or that impeachment must be delayed to facilitate President-elect Joe Biden’s agenda, are wrong,” one writer says. Others favor use of the 25th Amendment, pardons or a federal inquiry.

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Why We Are Introducing an Article of Impeachment

One of the authors of the impeachment article against President Trump makes his case.

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Impeachment Would Defend Congress Against Trump

Trump’s incitement of a riot is a violation of the separation of powers that threatens the foundation of the Republic.

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The Narcissist in Chief Brings It All Crashing Down

An ending as terrible as it was predictable engulfs the president and the country.

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Are We Stuck With Trump in the White House?

Let’s talk about options to remove him, and to change norms.

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Democrats Ready Impeachment Charge Against Trump for Inciting Capitol Mob

Speaker Nancy Pelosi threatened decisive action against the president for his role in the insurrection against Congress if he refused to resign.

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Pelosi Pressed Pentagon on Safeguards to Prevent Trump From Ordering Military Action

But short of the cabinet invoking the 25th Amendment or impeaching and convicting the president, it would be unconstitutional to defy legal orders from the commander in chief, experts note.

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The Aftershocks From the Capitol Attack

Readers react to impeachment calls, cabinet resignations and a video from the president.

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How The Capitol Attack Led Democrats to Demand Trump’s Resignation

The White House was propelled deeper into crisis as officials resigned in protest and prominent Republicans broke with the president after he incited a mob that assaulted Congress.

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Republicans Splinter Over Whether to Make a Full Break From Trump

Republicans face a disturbing prospect: that Wednesday’s Trump-inspired violence could linger for decades as a stain on the party.

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Will Trump and His Republican Allies Ever Face Consequences?

The anti-democratic forces on display at the Capitol on Wednesday will not abate on their own.

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Why Trump Must Be Removed and Disqualified From Public Office

The magnitude of the current crisis calls for two constitutional measures: the 25th Amendment and impeachment.

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Trump’s Speech Helped Set Violence at the Capitol in Motion

As Congress prepared to certify the victory of his successor, President Trump railed against the election and helped set in motion hours of violence.

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Trump’s Speech Helped Set Violence in Motion

As Congress prepared to certify the victory of his successor, President Trump railed against the election and helped set in motion hours of violence.

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Trump’s Virus Treatment Revives Questions About Unchecked Nuclear Authority

Even before the president was given mood-altering drugs, there was a movement to end the commander in chief’s sole authority to launch nuclear weapons.

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Concerns About Trump’s Erratic Behavior

Readers worry that steroids may be affecting the president’s mental state and call for the 25th Amendment to be invoked.

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Trump Lashes Out at His Aides With Calls to Indict Political Rivals

The pressure on his top administration officials to take action came as President Trump bristled at the restraints of his illness.

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There Is Too Much Happening

How can we possibly make sense of it all?

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Trump Hospitalized With Coronavirus

The president was flown to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where officials said he would stay for several days. Aides said Mr. Trump was experiencing coughing, congestion and fever, symptoms that worsened through the day.

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Pence Tests Negative for Virus and Will Debate With Harris Next Week

With President Trump’s positive coronavirus test, Vice President Mike Pence will take on a more prominent campaign role and represent him at events.

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What if Trump Can’t Run? Many Steps Are Clear, but Some Are Not

The Constitution says the vice president is next in line if the president dies or can no longer serve, but things get murkier from there.

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Trump Infected: What We Know and Don’t Know

The president has tested positive for the coronavirus and is isolated at the White House for the time being. Aides said he has “mild symptoms” but much remains unknown.

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Trump and First Lady Melania Trump Test Positive for Covid-19

The president’s result came after he spent months playing down the severity of the outbreak that has killed more than 207,000 in the United States and hours after insisting that “the end of the pandemic is in sight.”

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