Exacting swift punishment against those who crossed him, an emboldened President Donald Trump ousted two government officials who had delivered damaging testimony against him during his impeachment hearings. The president took retribution just two days after his acquittal by the Senate.
The US Senate on Friday rebuffed Democratic calls for new witnesses at President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, paving the way for his acquittal next week of charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
The stakes over witness testimony at US President Donald Trump's impeachment trial rose after a draft of a book from former national security adviser John Bolton appeared to undercut a key defense argument.
Lead House impeachment manager Adam Schiff called dramatically for the Senate to remove President Donald Trump from office Thursday, saying the US leader cannot be trusted to put the country's interests ahead of his own.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi needled President Donald Trump in an interview Friday night, noting that the stain of impeachment will always live on his presidency regardless of the outcome of the Senate trial.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the US House will take steps next week to transmit the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, ending a three-week standoff, but confronting the Senate with only the third trial in US history to remove a chief executive.
US President Trump spent the Christmas holiday complaining that Democrats in Congress had treated him unfairly during the impeachment probe and insisting that Republican leaders in the Senate should run a trial however they see appropriate.
US President Donald Trump pressed his Republican allies Thursday to exert rigid control of his Senate trial and ensure a swift exoneration, a day after he was impeached in a historic rebuke by the House of Representatives.