Posts Tagged ‘Impeachment’

‘Trump sacking two impeachment witnesses is vindictive’

by Ikokwu Ikembaon February 8, 2020
US President Donald Trump has fired two key witnesses in the impeachment investigation against him, as he started an apparent campaign of retaliation just two days after he was acquitted by the Senate. Trump fired Gordon Sondland, the US ambassador to the European Union, just hours after dismissing Ukraine expert Alexander Vindman, a decorated Army […]

Trump blast Mitt Romney for voting for his impeachment

by Seun Adeuyion February 6, 2020
US President Donald Trump has lambasted Mitt Romney for supporting his impeachment. Trump was on Wednesday acquitted by the US Senate. Romney, who ran for president against Barack Obama, was the only Republican Senator who voted against Trump. The impeachment vote result was 52-48 vote. Romney made history as the only Republican ever to vote against a president […]

Trump impeachment: Major blow for Democrats in witnesses battle

by Ikokwu Ikembaon January 31, 2020
US Democrats have been dealt a major blow in their efforts to call witnesses at President Trump’s impeachment trial.They needed four Republicans to vote with them to allow witness testimony, but one of the few wavering senators said he would not support the measure. Lamar Alexander said the Democrats had proved Trump acted inappropriately but […]

Impeachment: Republicans protect Trump, site national interest

by Ikokwu Ikembaon January 31, 2020
United States President Donald Trump’s lawyers are now saying that his move to put pressure on Ukraine in exchange for military aid is because he wanted to unearth a corruption scandal. The impeachment trial continues as the question of whether more witnesses will be called on remains unresolved. Democrats want former National Security Advisor John Bolton to testify, but […]

Trump’s lawyers to give a masterclass in disinformation during opening arguments in impeachment trial

by Ikokwu Ikembaon January 25, 2020
President Donald Trump’s lawyers will take center stage Saturday as they begin their opening arguments in his historic impeachment trial. Trump was impeached last month for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Both articles of impeachment relate to his efforts to coerce Ukraine to launch politically motivated investigations targeting former Vice President Joe Biden, […]

Impeachment trial of Donald Trump to get under way

by Seun Adeuyion January 21, 2020
The Senate trial of President Donald Trump is due to get underway in earnest at 1 pm (1800 GMT) on Tuesday, only the third impeachment trial of a president in U.S. history. The 100 members of the upper chamber will gather for what is likely to be the first full day of proceedings in the […]