Former president Donald Trump will go on trial in the US Senate soon after a fresh impeachment case against the former president is transmitted on Monday by the House of Representatives.
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.
The Capitol Police force did not request advance help to secure the building from other federal agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security, according to one senior official.
Nancy Pelosi, an 80-year-old lawmaker from California, has faced a scare when a handful of fellow Democrats defected and voted "present" during the floor vote.
Democrats in Congress immediately cried foul, with the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee suggesting that Steve Linick was fired in part in retaliation for opening an unspecified investigation into Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
The global coronavirus pandemic has affected more than 4.6 million people, with over 308,000 deaths, according to a tracker. Here are more coronavirus-related developments for May 16:
The US leads the list of countries with most Covid-19 infections with more than 300,000 cases, and a death toll that has climbed past 8,100; more than 3,500 of those deaths are in the state of New York.
The Harvard graduate is the first Pakistani and Muslim American to head up a major presidential campaign.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signs two articles of impeachment against President Trump before they are delivered to Senate, where Trump faces trial on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
Nancy Pelosi says she was authorising the drafting of articles of impeachment against US President Donald Trump “sadly but with confidence and humility.”
Robert Mueller faced questions on his 448-page report detailing contacts between US President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and Russia at a time when Moscow was interfering in the election with hacking, and obstruction of justice.
Democratic leaders in Congress argue that impeaching President Donald J. Trump is a political mistake as the 2020 election nears.
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