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.
The Democratic legal brief says he bears “unmistakable” blame for actions that threatened the underpinnings of American democracy in the raid at the Capitol, while Trump's legal team claims the trial is unconstitutional.
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.
With Joe Biden focusing on a smooth transition and only 12 days to go in President Trump's term, officials on both sides are trying their best for a second impeachment or for VP Mike Pence to take over as president.
Former Department of State inspector general Steve Linick has accused top department officials of bullying him and trying to dissuade his office from conducting a review of a multibillion-dollar arms sale to Saudi Arabia before he was fired.
Nancy Pelosi, the first woman speaker from 2007 to 2011, has steered the House Democrats for the last 16 years. Now, she is again on the path to the top job of speaker. But it won't be easy.
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