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Trump campaign says the President has not yet chosen impeachment defense team

Trump campaign says the President has not yet chosen impeachment defense team

President Donald Trump has not yet assembled a defense team for his upcoming Senate impeachment trial, a spokesperson for the President’s campaign said Sunday. “President Trump has not yet made a determination as to which lawyer or law firm will represent him for the disgraceful attack on our Constitution and democracy, known as the ‘impeachment…MORE

The Senate gets to call the shots for Trump’s impeachment trial

The Senate gets to call the shots for Trump’s impeachment trial

When the US Senate moves forward with an impeachment trial of soon-to-be former President Donald Trump, senators would have full control over how they run it, based on history and Supreme Court precedent. Trump, who desperately fought his first impeachment proceedings and has remained defiant through his second, could not appeal the Senate’s action. The…MORE

Kamala Harris to resign Senate seat Monday

Kamala Harris to resign Senate seat Monday

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will officially resign Monday from her US Senate seat, ending her four-year Senate career, according to a Harris aide. The move comes two days before she’s inaugurated on Wednesday, making history as the first female, first Black and first South Asian vice president. Aides say Harris has already started the process…MORE

Pompeo will leave State Department as a Trump loyalist to the very end

Pompeo will leave State Department as a Trump loyalist to the very end

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo departs his Foggy Bottom post on Wednesday a loyal Trump footman to the very end. His nearly three-year term as the top US diplomat was marked by an “America First” approach that saw fundamental and oftentimes controversial shifts in foreign policy, from Iran to China to Israel. Some of his…MORE

CNN Poll: Trump’s approval rating reaches new low as term ends

CNN Poll: Trump’s approval rating reaches new low as term ends

President Donald Trump will leave office with the lowest approval rating of his presidency, according to a new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS, with more Americans than ever in support of removing him from office. A majority, 54%, say Trump ought to be removed from office before January 20 because of his role in the…MORE

How Trump’s most consequential policies have changed America

How Trump’s most consequential policies have changed America

Donald Trump’s presidency has largely been defined by his disregard for political norms and his historic two impeachments. Trump purposefully sought to upend conventional domestic and foreign policy, fundamentally altering America’s role in the world. And he disrupted the status quo in Washington, recalibrating the federal government’s role in everyday American life in ways both…MORE

Trump’s last year in office will define his legacy, historians say

Trump’s last year in office will define his legacy, historians say

Historians face a daunting task when it comes time to assessing Donald Trump’s presidency, during which news often moved at breakneck pace, and the ramifications of his one-term presidency have yet to be determined. CNN spoke with nine historians who largely agreed that Trump’s final year in office — mainly, his failure to properly respond…MORE

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