During arguments, impeachment managers showed a flurry of excerpts from former president Trump's speeches in which he told supporters the only way he could lose is if the election results were rigged.
US House speaker Nancy Pelosi says the House will act with solemnity, but also urgency with just days remaining before Trump is to leave office on January 20.
Republican lawmakers have publicly called for Trump to more vocally condemn the violence and to call to an end to the occupation.
Presidential electors plan to cast their ballots in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The results will be tallied in Washington on January 6 in a joint session of Congress.
Thousands of supporters of US President Donald Trump, including racist group Proud Boys, clashed with anti-Trump demonstrators in across the US.
The justices of the country's top court in a brief order rejected the bid by Texas to file the extraordinary challenge targeting the US presidential election results from Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
US Attorney General William Barr's remarkable comments come as Donald Trump's campaign persists in trying to prove there was fraud in key states of Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and elsewhere.
Answering his first questions from reporters since the election, the president moved closer to accepting that he would serve only one term in office before Biden is inaugurated on January 20.
Biden's chief of staff Ron Klain declined to say which posts the president-elect would announce, though Biden said last week he has already decided on a person for the key position of Treasury secretary.
A coup in the United States sounds absurd. But who would have thought the US would be in a position where the sitting president is refusing to concede defeat?
With right-wing militia group the Proud Boys also among those attending the Trump supporters' rally, a large security presence was deployed to prevent clashes with anti-Trump events outside the Supreme Court.
President-elect Joe Biden solidified his victory over Trump in the US election with a win in traditionally Republican-leaning Georgia, according to US media.
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