Romney breaks with GOP, says he will vote to convict President Trump

Follow along for live updates from Capitol Hill (all times eastern)2:15 p.m.Utah Sen. Mitt Romney will vote to convict President Donald Trump, likely the only Republican senator to favor ousting the impeached president. Romney made his announcement on the Senate floor Wednesday.Romney called Trump's actions — the president was impeached on charges of abuse of power and obstructing Congress— "perhaps the most abusive and destructive violation of oath of office that I can imagine.""The grave question the Constitution tasks senators to answer is whether the president committed an act so extreme and egregious that it rises to the level of a high crime and misdemeanor. Yes, he did," Romney said.One key Democrat, Alabama Sen. Doug Jones — perhaps the most endangered politically for reelection in a state where Trump is popular — announced ahead of the vote that after many sleepless nights he had decided to vote to convict on both charges.“Senators are elected to make tough ch…

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Diplomat says President Trump asked EU ambassador about ‘the investigations’

The closed doors of the Trump impeachment investigation are swinging wide open. The nation and the world will have the chance to see and hear for themselves for the first time about President Donald Trump’s actions toward Ukraine and consider whether they are, in fact, impeachable offenses.It’s a remarkable and historic moment, even for a White House full of them.All on TV, committee leaders will set the stage as two seasoned diplomats, William Taylor, the former infantry officer now charge d’affaires in Ukraine, and George Kent, the deputy assistant secretary in Washington, telling the striking, if sometimes complicated story of a president allegedly using foreign policy for personal and political gain ahead of the 2020 election.PGlmcmFtZSBzcmM9J2h0dHBzOi8vY2RuLmtuaWdodGxhYi5jb20vbGlicy90aW1lbGluZTMvbGF0ZXN0L2VtYmVkL2luZGV4Lmh0bWw/c291cmNlPTE2dmFVRVl2bGpOQ2RCZlhxSndXMnVpRDVFMS1ZeGplTjZhbU9wNG9sUF9ZJmZvbnQ9RGVmYXVsdCZsYW5nPWVuJmluaXRpYWxfem9vbT0yJmhlaWdodD02NTAnIHdpZHR…

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Former Vice President Joe Biden calls for President Donald Trump to be impeached

Former Vice President Joe Biden, a candidate for the presidential nomination, called for the impeachment of President Donald Trump for the first time during a campaign event in New England.Biden made the remarks Wednesday during a speech in Rochester, New Hampshire.Referencing Trump's remarks about Russia during the 2016 campaign and his July phone call with Ukraine's leader, which is the subject of a whistleblower complaint, Biden said the president is "shooting holes in the Constitution" by asking foreign powers to interfere in the election.Democrats in the House of Representatives have begun an impeachment inquiry against Trump based on a rough transcript of the July telephone call."No president in American history has ever dared to engage in such unimaginable behavior. With his words and his actions, President Trump has indicted himself by obstructing justice, refusing to comply with a congressional inquiry. He's already convicted himself in full view of the world …

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