Sparks fly in first public Judiciary impeachment hearing
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler during the committee's first public hearing in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump, said on Wednesday that the president 'invited foreign interference' in the 2020 election, but the committee's ranking member RepublicanDoug Collins called the impeachment inquiry 'sad'.
An impeachment inquiry launched by the Democratic-led House in September focuses on the Republican president's request that Ukraine announce investigations that could harm Democratic political rival Joe Biden.
After more than two months of investigation, the committee will hold a hearing to examine whether Trump's actions qualify as the "high crimes and misdemeanors" punishable by impeachment under the U.S. Constitution.
If the House approves articles of impeachment - formal charges - then Senate then would hold a trial on whether to remove Trump from office.
The committee held its first hearing a day after the three Democratic-led committees leading the inquiry issued a report accusing Trump of abusing his office in a bid to help secure his re-election in 2020.
In an interview, Dr. Deborah Birx says she “always” considered quitting then-President Donald Trump’s White House coronavirus task force and was troubled by colleagues’ perceptions that she had become political.
Donald Trump got over 96% of the vote in Roberts County, Texas, during the 2020 presidential election. CNN’s Gary Tuchman spoke with some of the residents there to find out what they want to see from President Joe Biden.
House Judiciary Committee member Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) talks to Jake Tapper about the latest draft of the impeachment resolution that includes one article of impeachment for “incitement of insurrection.”
US Capitol Police are investigating an incident in which Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) was stopped from bringing a concealed gun onto the House floor, sources told CNN, the first time a member of Congress has been discovered with a firearm by the metal detectors now set up outside the legislative chamber. CNN’s Sunlen Serfaty reports the decision to require members of Congress to walk through metal detectors has further inflamed tensions on Capitol Hill.
CNN political commentator SE Cupp explains how Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green (R-GA) and fellow Republicans who believe in and spread conspiracy theories are part of former President Donald Trump’s legacy.
The Senate Finance Committee unanimously approved Janet Yellen's nomination as the first woman Treasury secretary, indicating that she will easily win full Senate approval, but Republicans called for her to work with them in developing economic policies. Conway G. Gittens reports.
José Chicas, a Salvadoran immigrant who spent more than three years in sanctuary on the grounds of a North Carolina church, says the Biden administration’s new policies are giving him a chance to go home.
Gillette, Wyoming, is the energy capital of the United States. And residents like Steve Gray fear it will become a ghost town under President Joe Biden. CNN contributor John Sutter asks: In the fight against the climate crisis, what do we owe the workers who have helped power America for decades?
The Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives will deliver an impeachment charge against former President Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday, rejecting Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's request for a delay. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) tells CNN’s Chris Cuomo that she thinks “a very considerable amount, a lot of members” of the House “still don’t yet feel safe around other members of Congress,” as US Capitol Police are investigating an incident in which a Republican lawmaker was stopped from bringing a concealed gun onto the House floor.
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday she will consult fellow Democrats about the Senate's readiness to begin former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial on charges of inciting a riot at the U.S. Capitol. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said that former President Donald Trump did not incite the riot at the Capitol earlier this month, contradicting previous comments he made that the President did bear some responsibility for the assault.
Protesters again took to the streets of Portland, Oregon, on Thursday – the first full day of Joe Biden’s presidency – to let the Democratic establishment know they are still fighting for racial justice, some told CNN.