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Impeachment explained

Impeachment explained

Talia Lissauer and Marta Hill

February 10, 2020

Below are the transcripts to the two animated videos. The videos are available on YouTube and embedded in the transcripts below.  In the midst of this historic impeachment of President Donald Trump, Echo is here to clear up confusion around the process. On July 25th, Trump called President of Ukra...

Impeachment trial ends

Talia Lissauer

February 5, 2020

Fifteen days after the Senate trial for President Donald Trump on the charges of obstruction of Congress and abuse of power began, Trump was officially acquitted from both charges. The trial took place in two weeks because the Senate voted not to allow any new evidence or witnesses Trump was impeac...

President Trump’s fate to be decided Feb. 5

Talia Lissauer

February 1, 2020

The Senate voted Jan. 31 to not allow witnesses or any new evidence to be considered in the trial. The motion was denied 51-49 paving the way for the seedy trial President Donald Trump and Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell wanted.  After the vote both the minority and majority leaders of the Sen...

Impeachment trial begins in the Senate

Talia Lissauer

January 21, 2020

One day before the trial of President Donald Trump was set to begin in the Senate, his legal team sent out their formal response, an extension of the form released Jan 18. The form stated the charges decided on by the House of Representatives are not impeachable offenses or even a crime at all, and are cal...

House delivers articles of impeachment

Talia Lissauer

January 15, 2020

Twenty-eight days after the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump, the House hand-delivered the articles of impeachment to the Senate. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi also announced the House managers for the Senate trial who will lead the case against President Trump. ...

PCP: Impeachment of President Trump impacts national, local politics

PCP: Impeachment of President Trump impacts national, local politics

January 9, 2020

The House of Representatives impeached President Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of justice Dec. 18, the trial may go to the Senate, according to NBC News.

Impeachment reverberates locally

Impeachment reverberates locally

Noah Orloff, Mushtaq Barqab

December 25, 2019

After the full House voted to officially impeach President Donald Trump, the recent political discourse has called into question the effect of national politics on Park. According to social studies teacher Jill Merkle, impeachment has generated varying degrees of interest among students. “In gen...

Update: President Donald Trump impeached

Update: President Donald Trump impeached

Talia Lissauer

December 19, 2019

Eighty-five days after the Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi announced an official impeachment inquiry, the full House has voted to impeach President Donald Trump for two articles of impeachment. The House passed Article 1 230–197 for abuse of power. Article 2 passed 229–198 for obstruction of Congress....

President Donald Trump impeached

Talia Lissauer

December 18, 2019

85 days after the Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi announced an official impeachment inquiry, the full House has voted to impeach President Donald Trump for both articles of impeachment. The House passed Article 1 230–197 for abuse of power. Article 2 passed 229–198 for obstruc...

Articles of impeachment approved by House Judiciary Committee

Talia Lissauer

December 13, 2019

The House Judiciary Committee voted Dec. 13 to send both articles of impeachment to the House floor. The vote was expected to happen Dec. 12 but after a day full of debate, chairman of the committee Jerry Nadler postponed the vote on the articles of impeachment by one day.  President Donald Trum...

House introduces two articles of impeachment

House introduces two articles of impeachment

Talia Lissauer

December 10, 2019

In a speech announcing she has instructed the House of Representatives to begin drafting articles of impeachment, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said the investigation into the President Donald Trump's call with Ukraine has exposed impeachable offences, according to the New York Times. “The p...

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