CANBERRA: Twice-impeached former US President Donald Trump has evaded conviction once more. The Senate verdict is in. Voting guilty: 57 senators - representing nearly 70 per cent of the country or 202 million people, and the majority public opinion on the issue of conviction. Voting not guilty: 43 Senators. In American math, that is an acquittal, falling short of the two-thirds majority needed to convict. Moments after the vote, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell called Trump’s actions before the attack “a disgraceful dereliction of duty” and confirmed the former president was “practically and morally” responsible for provoking the events on Jan 6 whereby “criminals were carrying his banners” lay siege to the Capitol. A FOREGONE CONCLUSION Seven of McConnell’s Republican colleagues agreed, voting guilty. McConnell himself voted to acquit, arguing the Senate could not vote to convict because Trump had already left office – timing that was of McConnell’s own … [Read more...] about Commentary: How is Donald Trump getting away with inciting attacks on US Capitol?
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Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows has said Donald Trump 's speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) will mark the start of planning for the "next administration" following a phone call with the ex-president. Appearing on Fox News Thursday, Meadows said Trump's CPAC 2021 speech would set out "what the future may look like," adding he'd had a lengthy chat with the ex-commander-in-chief about the America First agenda. Trump is billed to deliver a keynote speech at CPAC on Sunday—the final event of the four-day event in Orlando, Florida. His speech is expected to be a major salvo in the ongoing GOP civil war . Speaking to Hannity last night, Meadows said: "You're going to see a speech on Sunday that not only talks about the beginning, but what the future may look like. I spoke to President Trump last night for a fairly lengthy conversation, where we're talking about America, where it needs to go, the America First agenda." The former White … [Read more...] about Mark Meadows Says Donald Trump CPAC Speech Will Start Planning for ‘Next Administration’
In a matter of days this country will face an extraordinary Senate trial. The Senate not only will try a president for a second time but will do so after he has left office. Kamala Harris has assured us the Senate can “multitask” to deal with an impeachment, a new administration, and a pandemic. But the issue is if this is a task of the Constitution and, for soon to be citizen Donald Trump Donald Trump Noem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors McCarthy: 'I would bet my house' GOP takes back lower chamber in 2022 MORE , the best defense could be no defense at all. In fairness, people on both sides are having a hard time with this novel impeachment. While I have said that I do not wish to serve as counsel to the president, I have also spoken to members of Congress and the White House on the legal and historical background for a trial. From a strategic … [Read more...] about Should Donald Trump skip his impeachment trial in Senate?
Donald Trump took to the stage on Sunday evening at the Conservative Political Action Conference being held in Orlando amid questions over the former president's political future. The 74-year-old left the White House on January 20 just before the inauguration of President Joe Biden. He survived an impeachment hearing in the Senate after the House of Representatives voted to hold him accountable for the violent attempt to storm the Congress building on January 6. Trump repeatedly rejected the validity of the election that he lost. The Republican party has been grappling with the legacy of Trump. The party base is for the most part fiercely loyal to the former television celebrity, but some have questioned his chances of winning an election should he stand again in 2024. What did Trump say? Trump began his speech by telling the audience that, despite rumors, he was not planning on starting a new party. He said it was not necessary since he already had the Republican party. … [Read more...] about Donald Trump teases a presidential run in 2024
Disgraced former president Donald Trump is set to give his first post-White House speech at a right-wing summit. It comes amid speculation that the 74-year-old "train wreck", one of the worst presidents in US history, could hint at or even announce that he will try to run again in 2024. The property tycoon, who courted white supremacists and far-right extremists and incited sickening acts of violence during his lone term in Washington, was dubbed the "loser of the year" after Joe Biden defeated him in last November's vote. The Biden administration has made it clear it plans to ignore Trump's speech on Sunday to a conservative conference in Florida, where he is expected to attack the new president and spew the false claims of election fraud that led up to the Capitol riot in January which left five people, including a police officer, dead. Get the day's biggest stories delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up for the Mirror newsletter here. Since taking office, … [Read more...] about Donald Trump to make first post-White House speech as 2024 presidency rumours swirl