Donald Trump

  • Impeachment isn't the final word on Capitol riot for Trump
    Washington, February 15 (AP): Donald Trump's acquittal at his second impeachment trial may not be the final word on whether he's to blame for the deadly Capitol riot. The next step for the former president could be the courts. Now a private citizen, Trump is stripped of his protection from legal liability that the presidency gave him. That change in status is something that even Republicans who voted on Saturday to acquit of inciting the January 6 attack are stressing as the
  • Trump acquitted by US Senate in 2nd impeachment trial
    February 14 (PTI): The United States Senate has acquitted Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial, as it fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to convict the former president on a charge of inciting the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol. Following four days of the impeachment trial, the 100-member Senate voted to impeach Trump by 57-43 votes, 10 votes short of the two-thirds majority needed for conviction. Trump, a Republican, is the first-ever president to have b
  • The Latest: Trump trial comes to standstill over witnesses
    Washington, February 13 (AP): Former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial came to an abrupt standstill after a majority of senators voted to consider calling witnesses about the deadly storming of the Capitol. Even senators seemed confused by the sudden turn of events Saturday. The quick trial had been racing toward closing arguments and a vote on whether to acquit or convict Trump. Under Senate rules for the trial, it appears debate and votes on potential witnesse
  • Trump's incitement charge a monstrous lie: Ex-Prez's lawyers
    Washington, February 13 (IANS): Former US President Donald Trump's insurrection incitement charge is a "monstrous lie", his defence lawyers said as they presented evidence in the US Senate. Lawyer Michael van der Veen called impeachment proceedings against the former president a "politically motivated witch hunt" by the Democrats, the BBC reported. Trump is accused of causing riots in the Capitol on January 6 which left five persons dead. He denies the cha
  • US film, TV union bars Trump from future re-admission
    Washington, February 8 (IANS): The US Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) has passed a resolution pre-emptively denying any potential re-admission applications by former President Donald Trump. The resolution, passed in a Zoom video-conference on Saturday by the union's National Board, cites the same concerns that prompted the initial disciplinary charges against Trump, "notably his antagonism of the union's journalist mem
  • Lead attorney for Trump impeachment trial leaves team: Report
    Washington, January 31 (IANS): The attorney leading former US President Donald Trump's upcoming Senate impeachment trial has left the latter's legal team, according to a media report. An informed source and two attorneys close to the team confirmed to the Politico news outlet on Saturday that Butch Bowers, a South Carolina lawyer, "was reportedly set to play a major role" in the trial which is set to begin on February 8. The source told Politico that another lay
  • Trump impeachment goes to Senate, testing his sway over GOP
    Washington, January 26 (AP): House Democrats delivered the impeachment case against Donald Trump to the Senate late Monday for the start of his historic trial, but Republican senators were easing off their criticism of the former president and shunning calls to convict him over the deadly siege at the US Capitol. It's an early sign of Trump's enduring sway over the party. The nine House prosecutors carried the sole impeachment charge of incitement of insurrection" ac
  • Tibetans hopeful of seeing Biden host the Dalai Lama
    Dharamsala, January 24 (IANS): Tibetans are hopeful of being united with the States once again with their globetrotting spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, who has a special relationship with US presidents that began with a gold watch, calling on President Joe Biden soon for substantive discussions. After a four-year unusual exception of President Donald Trump, they feel Biden will continue a decades-old practice of the deep and enduring affinity between Americans and Tibetans that ha
  • Trump's daughter announces engagement on dad's final full day in office
    January 20 (PTI): Outgoing United States President Donald Trump's youngest daughter has announced one of the happiest moments of her life -- her engagement -- on her father's final full day in office. Trump, 74, would be succeeded by 78-year-old Biden as the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday. In a picture posted on Instagram on Tuesday, 27-year-old daughter Tiffany Trump in a black dress can be seen wearing an engagement ring and standing with her 23-year-o
  • 'Rooting hard for you': Will departure notes end with Trump?
    Washington, January 18 (AP): Presidential traditions are usually known for their solemnity and carry the weight of future historical significance. This one began with cartoon turkeys and a reference to lunch. As he was preparing to leave the White House in January 1989, President Ronald Reagan wanted to leave a note for his successor, George H.W. Bush, and reached for a pad emblazoned with a cartoon by humorist Sandra Boynton under the phrase, Don't Let the Turkeys Get You Down.
  • Enduring 2nd impeachment, Trump stands largely silent, alone
    Washington, January 14 (AP): His place in the history books rewritten, President Donald Trump endured his second impeachment largely alone and silent. For more than four years, Trump has dominated the national discourse like no one before him. Yet when his legacy was set in stone on Wednesday, he was stunningly left on the sidelines. Trump now stands with no equal, the only president to be charged twice with a high crime or misdemeanor, a new coda for a term defined by a deepenin
  • US House impeaches President Donald Trump for ''incitement of insurrection'' at Capitol
    Washington, January 14 (PTI): The US House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump by 232 to 197 votes for his role in last week's Capitol Hill riot, making him the first president in American history to be impeached twice. Ten Republican Congressmen voted in favour of an article of impeachment on Wednesday that charged Trump with a count of "incitement of insurrection" for his actions on January 6, when he delivered a speech inciting his supporters to stor
  • Trump denies stoking violence, attacks impeachment move
    Washington, Janùary 12 (IANS): Outgoing US President Donald Trump, who is facing the prospect of an unprecedented second impeachment following the storming of the US Capitol last week, on Tuesday denied that he had any role to play in inciting the violence. "We want no violence," he told reporters as he left the White House for a trip to Texas to visit a section of the border wall, adding: "Never violence, absolutely no violence." Trump condemned the De
  • Trump approves emergency declaration for Washington D.C.
    Washington, January 12 (IANS): US President Donald Trump has approved an emergency declaration for Washington, D.C., through January 24, covering the date of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20. "Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that an emergency exists in the District of Columbia and ordered Federal assistance to supplement the District's response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from the 59th Presidential Inauguration from
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger: President Trump is a failed leader
    Los Angeles, January 11 (IANS): Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger has condemned the attack on the Capitol in the US, and described Donald Trump as the worst president ever. The former Governor of California also compared the mob that attacked the US Capitol to the Nazis. In a seven-minute video, which was posted on Schwarzenegger's Twitter account late on Sunday, the actor compared the events to 1938's Kristallnacht. "As an immigrant to this country, I would like
  • Twitter permanently suspends Trump's account
    January 9 (PTI): United States President Donald Trump has been permanently suspended from Twitter due to the "risk of further incitement of violence", the social media giant has announced, days after his supporters stormed the US Capitol and caused the deaths of four civilians and a police officer. The unprecedented move by the California-based social media platform comes after Trump tweeted that he would not attend the inauguration of his successor Joe Biden on January 20
  • Trump finally concedes after Congress affirms Biden's win
    Washington, January 7 (IANS): For the first time since the November 2020 election, US President Donald Trump on Thursday conceded against President-elect Joe Biden, saying that there would be an "orderly transition of power" on January 20, shortly after Congress affirmed the Democrat's Electoral College victory. "Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 2
  • Georgia Senate Runoff: Warnock makes history as Democrats near majority
    Atlanta, January 6 (AP): Democrat Raphael Warnock won one of Georgia's two Senate runoffs Wednesday, becoming the first Black senator in his state's history and putting the Senate majority within the party's reach. A pastor who spent the past 15 years leading the Atlanta church where Martin Luther King Jr. preached, Warnock defeated Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler. It was a stinging rebuke of outgoing President Donald Trump, who made one of his final trips in office
  • Trump urges Congress to amend 'wasteful' Covid relief bill
    Washington, December 23 (IANS): US President Donald Trump has urged the Congress to amend a $900 billion coronavirus relief bill to more than triple its stimulus payments to Americans. In a video message posted on Twitter, he said the package "really is a disgrace", full of "wasteful" items, the BBC reported on Wednesday. "It's called the Covid relief bill, but it has almost nothing to do with Covid," he said. The $900 billion bill includes on
  • Biden push to restore US global role starts with Blinken as secretary of state
    WILMINGTON, Del./NEW YORK, November 23  (Reuters): President-elect Joe Biden is moving forward on his campaign pledge to restore America as a leader on the global stage and lean on experts, tapping veteran diplomats for key posts even as President Donald Trump continues to refuse to concede. Biden will name Antony Blinken as secretary of state and Linda Thomas-Greenfield as ambassador to the U.N., bringing deep foreign-policy backgrounds to the nascent administration