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House set to impeach Trump for 2nd time as Pence refuses removal


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House expected vote to impeach Trump after Pence refuses removal
The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote to impeach President Trump on Wednesday.

The House voted late Tuesday to pass a resolution urging Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove the president from office, which was seen as symbolic.

Trump is on the verge of becoming the only president in history to be twice impeached. Five Republican lawmakers, including third-ranking House GOP leader Liz Cheney of Wyoming, announced they would vote to impeach Trump.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell also supports Democrats’ move to initiate impeachment proceedings against Trump and is “done” and “furious” with him, sources familiar told Fox News.

The House voted late Tuesday to pass a resolution urging Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office.

The vote (223-205) was seen as symbolic because Pence has already said he would not take the action. CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON OUR TOP STORY.

In other developments:
– Chad Pergram: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Impeaching President Trump on Wednesday
– McConnell furious with president, supports move to initiate impeachment proceedings: sources
– Karl Rove: ‘Unseemly’ push to impeach Trump is ‘not going to be good for the country’
– Pence uses Pelosi’s own words to justify not invoking the 25th Amendment
– Cheney, Katko first House Republicans to back Trump impeachment
– Trump says ‘I kept my promises’ as he marks 450 miles of border wall, amid riot fallout in DC
– Ingraham: Leftist figures calling for Trump supporters to be ‘deprogrammed’ like Chinese dissidents

YouTube suspends Trump’s ability to upload content indefinitely
YouTube said Tuesday it had removed new content from President Trump’s official channel and will prevent videos from being uploaded for a minimum of a week.

The company, which is owned by Google, said the decision was made “After review, and in light of concerns about the ongoing potential for violence” in the wake of a pro-Trump riot that breached the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

“Given the ongoing concerns about violence, we will also be indefinitely disabling comments on President Trump’s channel, as we’ve done to other channels where there are safety concerns found in the comments section,” YouTube added.

YouTube’s decision follows other tech companies like Twitter and Facebook which have permanently or temporarily disabled Trump’s accounts after Wednesday’s riots. CLICK HERE FOR MORE.

In other developments:
– Sacha Baron Cohen calls for YouTube to ‘ban’ Trump to ‘save democracy’
– Kirstie Alley condemns Twitter for banning Trump in series of tweets
– Twitter suspends @realDonaldTrump account permanently
– Twitter shares sink after Trump’s account deleted

Lawyer for Florida man seen at Capitol riot with Pelosi’s lectern says photo a problem: ‘I’m not a magician’
The lawyer for a Florida man pictured last week inside the U.S. Capitol carrying the lectern of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as rioters stormed the building told reporters Monday that the photo may be problematic for his client’s defense and acknowledged that he is “not a magician.”

Attorneys Dan Eckhart and David Bigney appeared outside a Tampa courthouse on Monday with their client, 36-year-old Adam Christian Johnson. Eckhart gave reporters a frank assessment of the case.

“You have a photograph of our client in a building, unauthorized to be there, with what appears to be a podium or a lectern, I’m not exactly sure which one it is called. But that’s what we have,” Eckhart said.

A reporter can be heard saying to Eckhart that the photo “obviously” presents a problem for him as a defense attorney.

“I don’t know how else to explain that, but yeah, that would be a problem,” Eckhart said. “I’m not a magician, and neither is Mr. Bigney. So yeah, we have a photograph of our client, who appears to be in a federal building or inside the Capitol with government property.”

Eckhart and Bigney did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment on the case Tuesday. CLICK HERE FOR MORE.

In other developments:
– Son of NY Supreme Court judge linked to Capitol riots arrested
– DOJ, FBI say more than 170 charged in US Capitol riot: ‘This is only the beginning’
– Arkansas man seen in Pelosi’s office makes first court appearance, bond hearing set for Friday
– Alabama man who parked Molotov cocktail–filled pickup in front of Capitol indicted by DC grand jury

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SOME PARTING WORDS

Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume joined Tucker Carlson on primetime’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight’ to discuss how the nation’s 45th president is “bad news politically” for the GOP.

“Trump,” Hume said “is obviously, at this point, politically radioactive – not just among liberals and Democrats where he’s always been loathed – but now to a greater extent everyday Republicans. I don’t think there’s any doubt he retains his hardest of hardcore base.”

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