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Opinion: How Americans know Trump is guilty

One reason to put an impeached president on trial after he has left office is to deliver a clear, decisive verdict that the defendant's actions were abhorrent and should never happen again.

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Opinion: This impeachment trial could surprise us

Now that Donald Trump and his defenders have failed (again) to persuade the Senate that an ex-president cannot be impeached, the trial of the former president will begin in earnest. The House managers who foreshadowed their opening argument on Tuesday and will present it in full on Wednesday and Thursday have the best of the facts and the law. But can they solve the political problem of wooing 17 GOP senators to get to the two-thirds majority of the Senate necessary for conviction?

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If Senate won't convict, how can it punish Trump?

As we prepare for the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, it is worth considering the efficacy of the process. It is rarely used and Trump's second impeachment now represents half of all presidential impeachments. The bar to impeach is relatively low as it only requires a majority vote in the House of Representatives. However, the bar for removal is extraordinary -- requiring a two-thirds vote in the Senate. Given the extreme nature of the process, it is understandable that the Framers made it so difficult. Of the 20 federal officials to be impeached, eight have been removed from office.

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Hear Rep. Ayanna Pressley's impassioned impeachment message

Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) called strongly for the Senate to convict former President Donald Trump after he was impeached by the House following the Capitol siege and told CNN's Jake Tapper that these riots where symbolic of the state of America.

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Fairness Doctrine sounds a lot better than it actually was

The Capitol insurrection brought renewed attention to the dangers of disinformation and conspiratorial politics and has sparked new efforts to curb the reach of such conspiracies. While that happened quickly with former President Donald Trump, who has been deplatformed and impeached, addressing the more entrenched problem of the right-wing media landscape has proven more difficult.

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What 'unity' really means in America

With the presidential inauguration approaching, in the wake of President Donald Trump being impeached yet again, some politicians have made their proverbial cry for "unity." Such calls ring especially hollow given recent events.

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Opinion: Trump's sordid pardons cement his corrupt legacy

The Founding Fathers would have been disgusted by President Donald Trump's serial abuse of the pardon power. Nearly 90% of his pardons to date have gone to friends or politically connected allies -- including corrupt politicians. While the President's pardon power may seem unconstrained by the Constitution, a closer look shows that Trump is violating every principle the framers of the Constitution assumed would be followed by a principled President -- and there's evidence they intended special constraints on a President's pardon power after they'd been impeached.

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Brianna Keilar: Trump's a multimillionaire who doesn't pay

CNN has learned that President Trump told his aides to stop paying Rudy Giuliani's legal fees after being irritated over being impeached a second time. A person familiar with the matter says it is not clear if the President's instruction to his staff was said in jest. CNN's Brianna Keilar reports on Trump's pattern for refusing to pay.

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Opinion: Under Trump, the GOP may have lost its soul

Donald John Trump will be remembered as the only president in American history to be impeached on two separate occasions. He incited an insurrection that was in effect a frontal and physical assault on the constitutional order, the peaceful transfer of power, the vice president and the Congress itself. On top of an already shameful record, the events of January 6, 2021, will define Trump's legacy forever and stain the pages of American history.

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What comes next?

President Donald Trump is about to be impeached again -- the first leader in US history to be impeached twice by the House.

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Fact-check: Trump's impeachment debate

Only 13 months after the House first impeached President Donald Trump, lawmakers were back on Wednesday voting to impeach Trump an unprecedented second time for a US president. During the debate on the resolution, which charges that Trump incited a violent insurrection against the government on January 6, some of Trump's allies were still using many of the same arguments they did a year ago to criticize Democrats and defend Trump's actions. They also perpetuated misleading narratives about the events that led up to the attack on the Capitol.

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Congress took a critical first step

This is an historic day for the United States. President Donald J. Trump is now the first president in American history to be impeached twice -- this time for his role in inciting an insurrection on the US Capitol, an abuse of power so egregious that somewhere former President Richard Nixon, disgraced over Watergate, is shaking his head in disbelief.

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