World leaders and governments on Wednesday expressed shock and outrage as supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol building where Congress meets in an attempt to overturn the results of the November 3 election won by Joe Biden.
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WASHINGTON: The House is expected to impeach President Donald Trump for his encouragement of supporters who stormed the US Capitol, a vote that would make him the first American president to be impeached twice.While the previous three impeachments - those of Presidents Andrew Johnson, Bill Clinton and Trump - took months before a final vote, including investigations and hearings, this time it will have only taken a week. After the rioting at the Capitol, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said "we must take action," and Democrats - and some Republicans - share her view ahead of Wednesday's vote.For now, the Republican-led Senate is not expected to hold a trial and vote on whether to convict Trump before Democrat Joe Biden is sworn in as president Jan. 20. Still, Democrats feel that action by the House would send an important message to the country.A look at what will happen as the House moves closer to impeaching Trump in his last week in office:The basics of impeachmentIn normal order, there would be an impeachment investigation and the evidence would be sent to the House Judiciary Committee, which would hold hearings, draft articles and send them to the full House. That's what happened in
NEW YORK (REUTERS) - A US judge on Monday (Jan 4) blocked the Trump administration from sanctioning human rights lawyers for supporting the work of the world's war crimes tribunal, the International Criminal Court. US District Judge Katherine Polk Failla in Manhattan issued a preliminary injunction against the White House from imposing criminal or civil penalties against four law professors under an executive order from President Donald Trump last June. Trump had authorised economic and travel sanctions against employees of the Hague-based ICC and anyone supporting its work, including a probe into whether US forces committed war crimes in Afghanistan between 2003 and 2014. Failla said the plaintiffs would likely succeed in showing that Trump's order unconstitutionally stifled their speech, resulting in irreparable harm. "The court is mindful of the government's interest in defending its foreign policy prerogatives and maximising the efficacy of its policy tools," Failla wrote. "Nevertheless, national-security concerns must not become a talisman used to ward off inconvenient claims." A Department of Justice spokesman declined to comment. The lawsuit was brought by the Open Society Justice Initiative, a New York-based human rights group, and the professors. Their
UN designated global terrorist Masood Azhar, chief of the banned Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), should be arrested by January 18 in connection with a terror financing case, an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has asked the Punjab Police, a court official said on Saturday.