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Impeachment Trial Is Not About Convincing GOP Senators—Many of Whom Were Trump's Co-Conspirators

The point of the impeachment trial is to determine how history will remember Trump's anti-democratic presidency as well as the party that supported him—and media's framing today will have a powerful influence on that eventual verdict.

Julie Hollar ·

'Sociopathic': New Reporting, GOP Lawmaker Account Suggest Trump Sided With Violent Mob During Capitol Attack

"Trump wanted those storming the Capitol to keep him in power. There is no ifs or buts about it," said Rep. Ilhan Omar.

Jake Johnson ·

We Must Expose the Insurrection Financiers

The January 6 assault on our democracy should lead to greater accountability for future political leaders—and their wealthy financial backers.

Sarah Anderson ·

'History Is Watching and So Is The Nation': As Impeachment Trial Wraps Up, Senate Urged to Convict Trump

"It is time for every member of the Senate to do their duty, to put our country first, and safeguard our democracy not only from the former president but from any future autocrat who would trample on our Constitution."

Common Dreams staff ·

WATCH LIVE: Defense to Deliver Rebuttal on Day 4 of Impeachment Trial After Dems Dub Trump 'Inciter-in-Chief'

Over three days, House impeachment managers shared graphic footage of the U.S. Capitol attack and compelling testimony alongside arguments that conviction is essential to thwarting future insurrection attempts.

Common Dreams staff ·

WATCH LIVE: House Democrats Present Closing Arguments on Day 3 of Trump Impeachment Trial

The House impeachment managers are expected to focus on the former president's complete lack of remorse for his behavior that incited the deadly insurrection.

Common Dreams staff ·

'Your Republican Party Everybody': GOP Senators Accused of Violating Oaths by Meeting With Trump Lawyers During Trial

Given the "extraordinarily good job" by Democratic impeachment managers the past few days, said Sen. Dick Durbin, "I'd imagine they're pretty desperate to come up with a good defense strategy."

Jessica Corbett ·

'Looks Like Trump Wasn't Playing Around': President Was Told Pence in Danger Just Minutes Before Twitter Attack on VP

Latest revelation could be put to use by Democratic impeachment managers. And as one observer put it, "When the jurors are also witnesses, strange things happen."

Jon Queally ·

"It's About the Future": Democrats Say Conviction of Remorseless Trump Necessary to Avoid Insurrection Efforts to Come

"It's about making sure that no future official, no future president, does what President Trump did," said Rep. Ted Lieu.

Brett Wilkins ·

Analysis Reveals Trump Operation Paid $3.5 Million to Organizers of Rally That Led to Deadly Capitol Attack

"Thanks to an opaque payment scheme, we may never know the full extent of the campaign's payments to the event's organizers."

Kenny Stancil ·

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