Opinion | The ‘Disgraceful Acquittal’ of Donald Trump

To the Editor: Re “Senate Acquits Trump in Capitol Riot; 7 Republicans Join in Vote to Convict” (front page, Feb. 14): Forty-three Republican senators put their political party and their careers ahead of the nation and voted to acquit former President Donald J. Trump in his second impeachment trial. These senators have given a green […]

Donald Trump acquitted on charge of inciting US Capitol riot

BREAKING US Senate fails to muster enough votes to convict the former president in his historic second impeachment trial. Former US President Donald Trump has been acquitted on a charge of “incitement of insurrection” in relation to the January 6 riot at the United States Capitol. After a five-day impeachment trial in the US Senate, […]

Second impeachment trial of Donald Trump set to begin

Trump is accused of ‘incitement of insurrection’ for his actions and words leading up to the deadly US Capitol riot. The Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump will begin at 1pm ET (18:00 GMT) on Tuesday. Tuesday’s proceedings will focus on the constitutionality of holding impeachment proceedings for a former president, with up […]

What to Watch For as Donald J. Trump’s Impeachment Trial Begins

The second impeachment trial of former President Donald J. Trump begins on Tuesday, about a month after he was charged by the House with incitement of insurrection for his role in egging on a violent mob that stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6. Here’s what you need to know. How will the trial unfold? Senate […]

Who’s who in Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial

Former US President Donald Trump will face his second impeachment trial in the United States Senate this week. The trial is set to begin just under a month after the US House of Representatives impeached Trump for “incitement of insurrection” in relation to the deadly January 6 storming of the US Capitol and to repeated […]

Donald Trump should not get US intel briefings, Joe Biden says

Ex-president might not receive US intelligence briefings because of ‘erratic’ conduct, concerns about secrecy. Donald Trump should not continue to receive intelligence briefings normally available to former presidents because of his “erratic” behaviour, President Joe Biden said in a US media interview. “I just think that there is no need for him to have intelligence,” […]

Donald Trump’s final speech as president: Full transcript

Ahead of Joe Biden’s swearing-in as president, Donald Trump departed the White House for the last time on Wednesday, delivering one final speech as president at Joint Base Andrews in front of family, staff and supporters. Following his remarks, which ran just under 10 minutes, he and First Lady Melania Trump walked up a red […]

Donald Trump’s presidential legacy in numbers

An overview of the state of the nation as Joe Biden takes over as US president after four years of Donald Trump. Joe Biden will be taking an oath of office as president of the United States on Wednesday as Donald Trump’s presidency ends after four tumultuous years. Trump has been criticised for mishandling the […]

How Donald Trump shook up US foreign policy

President Donald Trump laid out his vision for an “America First” foreign policy during his inaugural speech on the steps of the US Capitol on January 20, 2017. “From this moment on, it’s going to be America First,” he vowed. “Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs will be made to […]

HOLD XX President Donald Trump has left the building

Capping four years of bucking norms, Trump is the first US president in more than 150 years to skip successor’s inauguration. United States President Donald Trump has left the White House. Trump boarded the presidential helicopter Marine One at 8:20am (13:20 GMT) on Wednesday. He briefly spoke to reporters calling his term the ‘honour of […]

Donald Trump’s farewell falsehoods: Fact check

On his way out, US President Donald Trump took credit for things he did not do and twisted his record on jobs, taxes, the COVID-19 pandemic – and much more. Falsehoods suffused his farewell remarks to the country. As well, in noting Americans were “horrified” by the storming of the Capitol this month, he brushed […]

Analysis: The causes and chaos of Donald Trump

Donald Trump did not think he was going to win the election against Hillary Clinton back in 2016. Many around him acknowledged his candidacy was a brand-building marketing ploy, further moving up the stock value of his celebrity status, helping him to build another level on to his debt-laced real estate house of cards. Trump […]

Will Donald Trump issue more pardons before his presidency ends?

SHORT ANSWER Last-minute presidential pardons are a long-held tradition for outgoing US presidents, and Trump is no exception. On his final full day in office on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump – who himself faces legal jeopardy – is expected to announce the pardoning of more than 100 people, local media reported, capping a tumultuous […]

Donald Trump impeached for ‘inciting’ US Capitol riot

BREAKING This is the first time in United States history that a president has been impeached twice. The US House of Representatives has impeached President Donald Trump for “incitement of insurrection” after a mob of his supporters stormed the United States Capitol last week. This is the first time in US history that a president […]

Donald Trump impeachment resolution: Full text

The US House of Representatives is debating an article of impeachment on Wednesday, charging President Donald Trump with “high crimes and misdemeanors” for “incitement of insurrection” following his actions and remarks leading up to January 6 siege of the US Capitol by a mob of his supporters. The House is set to vote on Wednesday […]

Donald Trump’s statement after Capital riot: Full transcript

US President Donald Trump addresses the nation a day after crowds of his supportes attacked the US Capitol. I’d like to begin by addressing the heinous attack on the United States Capitol. Like all Americans I am outraged by the violence, lawlessness and mayhem. I immediately deployed the National Guard and federal law enforcement to […]

Donald Trump weakens 100-year-old US bird protection law

Scientists say change to enforcements of Migratory Bird Treaty Act could cause a huge spike in bird deaths. The Trump administration on Tuesday finalised changes that weaken the government’s enforcement powers under a century-old law protecting most American wild bird species, brushing aside warnings that billions of birds could die as a result. Federal wildlife […]

Wisconsin recount confirms Joe Biden victory over Donald Trump

Second Wisconsin county finishes recount, confirming that Biden beat Trump by more than 20,000 votes in the US state. The recount of presidential ballots in Wisconsin’s two largest counties has finished, confirming that United States Democratic President-elect Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump in the key swing state by more than 20,000 votes. Dane County […]

Explainer: Will Donald Trump be able to pardon himself?

US President Donald Trump pardoned his former national security adviser Michael Flynn on November 25. More pardons are likely during the final weeks of the Trump administration. Trump has granted clemency to supporters before, most notably earlier this year when he commuted the criminal sentence of Roger Stone, who was sentenced to prison after being convicted of […]

Donald Trump still believes US election was ‘rigged’

US President Donald Trump publicly declared himself the winner of the presidential election Wednesday and called for it to be “turned around” while unleashing a litany of debunked theories and falsehoods as evidence of his victory. “This was an election that we won easily. We won it by a lot,” he told a meeting of […]