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Impeachment Inquiry 2019 and Trial

Chronology

2/13/2021

The Senate voted 43-57 to acquit Trump
Seven Republican senators voted to convict Trump
Richard Burr of North Carolina
Bill Cassidy of Louisiana
Susan Collins of Maine
Mitt Romney of Utah
Lisa Murkowski of Alaska
Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania
Ben Sasse of Nebraska.

2/13/2021 Impeachment trial day 5
Video RecordingTEXT, PDF Congressional Record pages S717-S733
2/12/2021

Impeachment trial day 4
Video Recording, PDF Congressional Record pages 667-716

2/11/2021

Impeachment trial day 3 
The prosecution rests.
Video Recording TEXT, PDF Congressional Record pages  S645-S666

2/10/2021 Impeachment trial day 2
Video Recording, TEXT, PDF Congressional Record pages S615-S644
2/9/2021 Senate votes 56-to-44 to Proceed With Trump’s 2nd Impeachment Trial
2/9/2021 House Impeachment Managers' Video Compilation of January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol.    C-SPAN Link
2/9/2021 Impeachment trial day 1
The Senate impeachment trial of former President Trump begins with arguments and a vote on the constitutionality of the trial. Opening arguments from the House impeachment managers and Trump defense team will follow.  
Proceedings Video Recording, TEXT, PDF Congressional Record pages S589-S609
2/8/2021 Top Senate leaders reached a bipartisan agreement on impeachment trial proceedings   PDF
2/8/2021 House impeachment managers response to Trump's impeachment defense memo PDF
2/8/2021 Trump’s Impeachment Defense Memo PDF
2/4/2021  Impeachment Managers Call on Trump to Testify in Trial. Trump refused to testify.
House letter requesting testimony TEXT
2/2/2021 Impeachment Managers File Trial Brief, Explain Senate’s Obligation to Hear Case against Donald Trump.  The brief lays out the case for the conviction of former President Donald J. Trump for “incitement of insurrection against the Republic he swore to protect.” Press release TEXT. Trial Brief PDF
2/2/2021 Trump's response to the article of impeachment against him. PDF
1/26/2021 By 55 yeas to 45 nays (Vote No. 8), Senate agreed to the motion to table the Senator Paul point of order against the proceedings as being in violation of the United States Constitution, and the point of order was not sustained. TEXT  PDF
1/25/2021 Exhibition of Article of Impeachment Against Donald John Trump, President of the United States; Congressional Record Vol. 167, No. 14 (Senate - January 25, 2021)  TEXT, PDF
1/25/2021 House impeachment managers delivered impeachment article to Senate. Video Recording
1/22/2021 Trump impeachment trial will start week of Feb. 8
1/22/2021 House to send Article of Impeachment to Senate on Monday 
1/19/2021

Senator McConnell remarks on House impeachment of President Trump. TEXTVideo Recording 

1/14/2021

Transcript of The Congress impeachment hearing on 1/13/2021 PDF pages H151-H195
 

1/13/2021
Trump impeached for the second time: H.Res.24. 117th Congress (2021-2022)

10 Republican representatives joined Democrats to impeach Trump:
Liz Cheney of Wyoming
Jaime Herrera Beutler of Washington 
John Katko of New York
Adam Kinzinger of Illinois
Fred Upton of Michigan
Dan Newhouse of Washington
Peter Meijer of Michigan
Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio
David Valadao of California
Tom Rice of South Carolina.

1/13/2021

H. Res. 41 Debate on the impeachment of president Trump Video Recording

H. Res. 41 — "Providing for consideration of the resolution (H. Res. 24) impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors."

House Resolution 41 TEXT, PDF

1/12/2021

Vice President Pence rejects House request to use section 4 of the 25th Amendment.

 Statement PDF

25th Amendment: Section 4
Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.
Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive department or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit within four days to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty-one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within twenty-one days after Congress is required to assemble, determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of his office.
1/12/2021

H. RES. 38
"Providing for consideration of the resolution (H. Res. 21) calling on Vice President Michael R. Pence to convene and mobilize the principal officers of the executive departments of the Cabinet to activate section 4 of the 25th Amendment to declare President Donald J. Trump incapable of executing the duties of his office and to immediately exercise powers as acting President; and for other purposes."

Resolution TEXT, PDF

1/11/2021

HOUSE RES. 24. 

House Democrats introduced an article of impeachment charging President Trump with high crimes and misdemeanors for inciting the mob that assaulted the Capitol on January 6, 2021.

Text of Impeachment article H. RES. 24,  TEXTPDF

1/11/2021

HOUSE RES. 32Introduced in House (01/11/2021)
"This resolution impeaches President Donald John Trump for high crimes and misdemeanors.

Specifically, the resolution sets forth two articles of impeachment.

The first article states that President Trump abused the powers of the presidency by attempting to unlawfully overturn the results of Georgia's presidential election. The article specifies that President Trump, on a recorded call, repeatedly asked the Secretary of State of Georgia to overturn the verified results of the election and threatened consequences for a failure to do so.

The second article states that President Trump abused the powers of the presidency by inciting violence and orchestrating an attempted coup. The article specifies that, on January 6, 2021, President Trump incited a crowd of supporters to attack the Capitol while Congress was in session to certify the results of the election. The article further specifies that, after those supporters had violently breached the Capitol, President Trump made a statement repeating his false claims of election fraud and expressing affection for the supporters."

HOUSE RES. 32. TEXT  PDF