Donald Trump – video’s – Impeachment

On the evening of 18 December 2019, the House of Representatives took the historic step of impeaching President Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, kicking off a new chapter in the impeachment saga:   a Senate trial. For those of us who monitor public opinion, that means the main question has now shifted from “Do Americans support impeaching Trump?” to “Do Americans support removing Trump from office?”


To better understand where Americans stand (both overall and by party), we at FiveThirtyEight are now separately tracking polls that focus on removing Trump from office. This includes questions we haven’t been tracking before, like those that ask about removal but not impeachment, or those that mention impeachment only as a precondition for removal, without asking respondents their opinion of the impeachment itself.

Polls asking about the House impeachment process aren’t included above but are included in the chart below (the same one we’ve been maintaining since Oct. 2, shortly after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the impeachment inquiry). The tracker below will continue to update with any future polls that focus mainly on impeachment or focus equally on impeachment and removal. We’ve chosen to keep those polls in the impeachment tracker below, where we’ve always counted them, as we don’t anticipate too many more of these questions being asked now that Trump has been impeached.

In short, the chart at the top of this page will track support for removal on its own. The chart below will track support for the impeachment process more holistically.

The buttons below the impeachment tracker allow you to toggle between three separate views: First, the default view is an average of all polls asking about the impeachment process. The other two views filter the polls to show you a subset of all impeachment polls. The middle button shows an average of polls that ask whether respondents support Congress beginning an impeachment inquiry or whether they approve of the impeachment process. (This includes questions that were asked before the inquiry was announced, like, “Would you like to see Congress begin the process to impeach President Donald Trump, or not?” It also includes questions that were asked after the investigation began, like, “Do you approve or disapprove of the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry into President Trump?”) The final button shows an average of polls that ask whether respondents think Trump should be “impeached” or “impeached and removed”; now that impeachment is a reality, this view will also include questions about whether respondents approve of the House’s impeachment vote.



President Trump told Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” in an exclusive interview Friday that his defense team in the Senate impeachment trial merely has to “be honest” in laying out the case for why he shouldn’t be removed from office before calling the proceedings a “fraud.”
“What my people have to do is just be honest, just tell the truth,” Trump told Raymond Arroyo at the March for Life rally in Washington. “They’ve been testifying, the Democrats, they’ve been telling so many lies, so many fabrications, so much exaggeration. And this is not impeachable.” The president’s team of lawyers, led by White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, have vowed to lay out an aggressive case in defense of the president when they begin their opening arguments Saturday morning.
Democrats say Trump wrongfully sought to withhold military aid from Ukraine until the country’s president announced an investigation into dealings involving natural gas company Burisma Holdings, where former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter sat on the board. Trump has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing in the matter. “I don’t even know how to determine this, but they say it’s not a crime, everybody says that,” Trump said. “[Democrats] say, ‘But it doesn’t have to be a crime.’ Well, maybe it doesn’t have to be a crime, but can you imagine being impeached and you didn’t commit a crime?”



28 JANUARY 2020




North Dakota Republican Sen. Kevin Cramer joined Daily Caller White House correspondent Amber Athey to talk about President Donald Trump’s big win with the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Specifically, he explained how it will benefit American workers and will help turn the tide in the trade war with China.


Trump holds rally in Milwaukee, Wisconsin – President Trump speaks to supporters at his ‘Keep America Great’ rally in Milwaukee, WI , this takes place as 2020 Democrats take the stage at the DNC debate


President Trump has maintained his evangelical support even while making strange comments about church, prayer and the Bible over the years. 



Donald Trump backs Bernie Sanders over Elizabeth Warren as he mocks protester at Wisconsin rally.    Donald Trump gives his opinion on the Bernie Sanders vs Elizabeth Warren clash and says he doesn’t believe that Bernie said a woman couldn’t win the Presidency. Soon after, the rally is interrupted by a protester who Donald Trump mocks as he is sent out of the venue.





The House managers wrapped up their arguments against President Trump on Jan. 24. Trump’s team, including lawyers Pat Cipollone and Jay Sekulow, now has 24 hours to present their case. After Trump’s lawyers conclude their presentation, senators will have an opportunity to submit questions to both sides in writing. Following that, debate will turn to whether to call witnesses and subpoena documents. Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives in December for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Impeachment does not mean that the president has been removed from office. In the next phase, the Senate must hold a trial to make that determination. A Senate impeachment trial has happened only two other times in American history and once in the modern era. At the center of the Democrats’ case is that Trump sought to withhold military assistance and an Oval Office meeting until Ukraine announced investigations into former vice president Joe Biden and his son.


27 January 2020

Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump


Sky News  26 January 2020

Lawyers representing Donald Trump have begun defending him in the Senate. If the US President were removed from office so close to another election, they said it would set a “dangerous precedent”. They said he had done “nothing wrong” in response to allegations that he had pressured Ukraine to dig up dirt on Democratic leadership contender Joe Biden.


27 January 2020 – Trump impeachment trial continues in the Senate


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