Trump impeachment: Democrats lay out incitement case
12 February 2021 | 5:21 pm
In the impeachment trial, Democrats are arguing that former US President Donald Trump's baseless claims of election fraud caused the deadly Capitol riot on January 6.
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The historic trial marks only the third such proceeding in US history. President Trump is charged with abuse of power and contempt of Congress.
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The US Senate is set to vote on whether to call witnesses in Trump's impeachment trial. The outcome could prompt new and potentially damaging testimony — or bring a swift end to the trial. DW breaks down what to expect.
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In Texas, candidates and youth-led organizations are focusing on engaging young Latino voters ahead of the Democratic primary. The Hispanic community makes up a third of the state's electorate, but voter turnout in the community is also notoriously low: since 1996, Pew data shows that most eligible Latinos have not cast ballots in US presidential elections. It's key for Democratic candidates to woo Latino voters on "Super Tuesday" on March 3, when some 15 states, including Texas, will go to the polls to decide who will face off against Donald Trump in the November presidential election.
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Democrats pull out the stops to woo California’s Hispanic voters
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Kevin Kühnert, the 31-year-old rising star of Germany's Social Democrats, plans to leave the party's junior wing and run for a Berlin seat in the German Bundestag next year. The chances are his ambitions don't end there.
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US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she is "very proud" that congressional Democrats are set to retain their majority in the House of Representatives.
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Post-election discontent could cloud chances for a coronavirus relief package. Democrats have appealed to Republicans for a shift of attention to the worsening pandemic and a return to relief deal negotiations.
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The outgoing president insisted at a rally in Georgia the election was stolen from him, despite there being no evidence of any wrongdoing. Trump has lost multiple lawsuits in his efforts to overturn last month's ballot.
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US President-elect Joe Biden refuses to weigh in on moves to impeach President Donald Trump, saying the matter is up to Congress.
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Democrats begin the process of impeaching President Donald Trump for a second time, introducing a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment of the Constitution and remove Trump from the White House. Republicans blocked an immediate vote on the resolution and Democrats followed up by introducing an article of impeachment of Trump for "incitement of insurrection" over his role in Wednesday's storming of the US Capitol.
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The US House of Representatives has delivered to the Senate a charge accusing Donald Trump of inciting the storming of the Capitol, setting in motion the first impeachment trial of a former president.
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