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Trump impeachment: House transfers articles to Senate – live – The Guardian, Theguardian.com


https://t.co/8J1UBFeIbsJanuary 17,

Parnas, the Rudy Giuliani associate who has been implicated in an alleged scheme to pressure the Ukrainian government to dig up dirt on Joe Biden and his son, sat down with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow for an interview.

In a preview of the interview, which will air at 9pm Eastern time, Parnas said that Trump “was aware of all my movements. I wouldn’t do anything without the consent of Rudy Giuliani, or the president. ”

Pages of text messages, notes and other documents that House investigators released yesterday show that Parnas and his associates may have been carrying out surveillance of the US ambassador

to Ukraine. One of the released documents was a letter that Giuliani wrote, requesting a Volodymyr Zelenskiy, then the president-elect of Ukraine, with Trump’s “knowledge and consent”.

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The Senate is prepared to enforce strict measures that would limit journalists ’access during the impeachment trial.

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The Standing committees, press gallery staff, Capitol Police, sergeant-at-arms and Senate Rules Committee have been in negotiations for months about enhanced security for an eventual Senate trial.

In recent weeks, Capitol Police personnel have come to the Senate Daily Press Gallery with tape measures in preparation for the installation of magnetometers and possibly removing reporter workspaces to make room for lines of reporters waiting to enter the chamber one by one, long before a final decision was made …

The planned restriction on the press will surpass those in place for the Clinton impeachment trial and even the highly charged confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh, when hundreds of protesters led to daily media crackdowns – even though none of the protesters were credentialed media.

But the move has drawn criticism from both Democrats and Republicans in the Senate.

“The press will play a critical role in making sure the American public are able to witness the Senate fulfill its Constitutional obligation,”said

Senator Bob Casey, a Democrat representing Pennsylvania. “Let them do their jobs as they do every day with the same level of access to lawmakers.”

“U.S. senators are grown, women and grown men. If they don’t want to make a comment, they know how to say ‘no comment,’ ”John Kennedy, a Republican Senator from Louisiana told Politico

. “We aren’t children.”

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(Donald Trump) ************************************************ ‘s supporters have taken issue with (Nancy Pelosi) ********************************************** ‘s choice to use commemorative pens to sign the resolution to transfer articles of impeachment to the Senate, saying it undercuts her insistence that impeachment is a solemn undertaking.

House Republicans(@ HouseGOP)

No surprise … Speaker Pelosi just held a celebratory signing ceremony handing out souvenir impeachment pens.

The truth comes out.

This isn’t “somber” or “serious” for@ HouseDemocrats

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But it’s worth noting that Trump is himself a fan of commemorative pens. He handed out his own souvenir pens after signing the China trade deal today.

Hunter Walker(@ hunterw)

Donald Trump, like many presidents before him, gives out souvenir pens in the Oval Office when he signs things.

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Senate leader (Mitch McConnell) Announced that the Senate will exhibit the articles tomorrow at noon, to read the articles on the Senate floor. At 2 pm, chief justice John Roberts will arrive in the Senate and be sworn in.

But the trial will begin in earnest on Tuesday, McConnell, announced.

In his message, McConnell asked his fellow senators to rise above partisanship. “This is a difficult time for our country — but this is precisely the kind of time for which the framers created the Senate. I’m confident this body can rise above short-termism and factional fever, and serve the long-term best interests of our nation, ”he said.

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Why does Pelosi have so many pens?

Lauren Gambino(@ laurenegambino)

It’s a laborious process because she’s using multiple pens.

“It makes for a funny signature,” she jokes. (https://t.co/szLoKhgyg8) ************** (January) ,

The House speaker signed the resolution using not just one pen, but trays full of them. They’re commemorative pens, emblazoned with her signature. After painstakingly signing the document using each of the pens, Pelosi handed them to her impeachment managers and key committee members as souvenirs.

Though critics are questioning Pelosi’s choice to use souvenir pens, they’re not entirely unexpected. Souvenir pens were used during Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial as well. Back then, Senators who signed an oath book kept their pens even though they were printed with a misspelling: “Untied States Senator”.

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Nancy Pelosi signs resolution to transfer the impeachment articles to the Senate

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(************ Pelosi spoke before signing the resolution to transmit the two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate for trial. Photograph: Susan Walsh / AP

“Today, we will make history, Pelosi said, speaking at the engrossment ceremony on Capitol Hill. “When the managers walk down the hall, we will cross a threshold in history. Delivering articles of impeachment against the president of the United States for abuse of power and obstruction of the House. ”

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(************ The articles of impeachment. Photograph: Leah Millis / Re uters

And very soon, “as soon as tomorrow ”, the Senators will take an oath to deliver impartial justice in the trial of Donald Trump, the Speaker said.

The articles of impeachment.

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Behold … the articles:

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Fear not, they will be well documented.

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The Capitol is packed with reporters awaiting the procession of the House clerk to the Senate.

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The communications director for Mitch McConnell, senate majority leader, (said on Twitter

that Republicans will instruct House Democrats to present the articles of impeachment tomorrow when they deliver them to the Senate this evening.

This timeline explains how we got to this stage of impeachment:

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The press is gathering ahead of the Democrats planned delivery of the articles of impeachment to the (Senate) ************************************************.

However, it sounds like the Republicans don’t actually plan on accepting them tonight. Senate leaders have said they will tell the House members to return tomorrow to present the articles if they deliver them at 5pm ET as planned, according to CNN. Democrats have said they intend to stick with the 5pm plan.

We will see how this all shakes out in the next hour.

Lindsay Wise(@lindsaywise)

Cameras starting to gather to document procession of House clerk to Senate to “exhibit” the articles of impeachment and formally notify the Senate that managers have been appointed

This is the first of many ceremonial steps we’ll witness over next few days as we head to trial pic.twitter.com/SaltBIqTcK(*************

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Michigan state senator,who has suggested he could run for governor, has apologized after telling a reporter that a group of boys could have “a lot of fun” with her.

State senator Peter Lucido, a Republican, told the reporter, Allison Donahue, he could speak to her for a story after he was done honoring a group of students from an all-boys school who were standing nearby.

“What was meant to be an opportunity for Lucido to respond to the report, turned into him making comments that objectified and humiliated me in front of a group of young boys,” Donahue said in a first-person account of the experience:************************

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“You should hang around! You could have a lot of fun with these boys, or they could have a lot of fun with you. ”

The teenagers burst into an Old Boys’ Network-type of laughter, and I walked away knowing that I had been the punchline of their “locker room” talk.

Except it wasn’t the locker room; it was the Senate chamber. And this isn’t high school. It’s my career.

After Lucido initially told the Detroit Free Press that he did not feel he owed the reporter an apology and saying he felt the quotes were taken out of context and had been blown out of proportion, he apologized. It was not immediately clear if he apologized directly to Donahue, the AP reported.

“I apologize for the misunderstanding yesterday and for offending Allison Donahue,” Lucido said.

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Guardian world affairs editor,Julian Borger

, wrote about unrest among (former diplomats) ********************************************** following revelations that associates of Donald Trump’s lawyer********************************** (may have carried out surveillance on the US ambassador to (Ukraine.) ********************************************* ()

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John Herbst, who was ambassador to Kyiv before Yovanovitch, cautioned that it was not clear whether the implied surveillance actually happened or was an idle boast.

“If it’s real, it’s outrageous,” Herbst said. “Masha Yovanovitch is a real pro. She was used to being surveilled by the FSB [Russian intelligence], but if she’s being surveilled by a private American, that is truly dark side activity. ”

As of midday on Wednesday, the state department had yet to issue a statement on the new revelations, and canceled two briefings to Congress, one of them on diplomatic security.

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