The US House has begun proceedings on impeaching Donald Trump for the deadly Capitol attack after Mike Pence ruled out invoking the 25th Amendment…
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Impeachment proceedings begin under armed guard
In a worrying sign for the President, five Republicans in the House, including third-ranking House GOP leader Liz Cheney of Wyoming, have signalled they will vote to impeach
Mr Trump called the second impeachment proceedings a "continuation of the greatest witch hunt in the history of politics"
No US president has ever been impeached twice…
More than 200 Democrats have signed up to the resolution proposing impeachment, meaning it is all but certain to pass the House
"That is the biggest mistake anybody could make at this moment in time. Donald Trump didn't radicalise tens of millions of Americans" | writes @Nigel_Farage…
Celebrities including Sacha Baron Cohen and Amy Schumer have supported the #BanTrumpSaveDemocracy campaign aimed at getting YouTube to dismantle Trump's account…
If the 45th President is successfully impeached, he could be barred from ever running for, or holding, public office again…
“As far as this is concerned, we want no violence. Never violence. We want absolutely no violence"…
Representative Jim McGovern, a Democrat representing Massachusetts, says the debate is taking place at an "actual crime scene and we wouldn't be here if it were not for the president of the United States"
Airbnb has said it will cancel and block all reservations around Washington DC for the week of Joe Biden's inauguration, after US officials asked people not to travel
Google will pause political ads on all of its platforms starting January 14, following last week's violence at the U.S. Capitol.

It is believed this policy will stay in place until at least January 21, the day after the inauguration
The US House just voted to advance the impeachment bill with 221 votes to 203
Jim Jordan, the Republican congressman leading Donald Trump's defence in the House, says: “They want to cancel the president"
Facebook has banned content promoting the phrase "stop the steal," which has become a rallying cry at armed pro-Trump protests
James Clyburn, Democratic congressman and House Majority Whip from South Carolina, says the president needs to be impeached.

"If we do not hold him accountable, a future attempt [to seize the Capitol] could very well be successful"
Matt Gaetz, Republican congressman from Florida, compares House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's tearing up a paper copy of Trump's State of the Union speech to rioters who tore through Congress
Republican, Dan Newhouse, adds his name to the pro-impeachment list
The top Republican in the House of Representatives says Donald Trump "bears responsibility" for inciting a riot at the US Capitol, but warned that a hurried impeachment of the president would be inappropriate
20,000 National Guard troops could be in Washington for Joe Biden's inauguration, four times as many as are in Afghanistan and Iraq…
US airports are introducing heightened security screening measures ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration.

The FBI has also suggested the agency is “actively looking at” adding rioters involved in the siege of the Capitol to the federal no-fly list
Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell has not ruled out voting to convict President Donald Trump.

"I have not made a final decision on how I will vote and I intend to listen to the legal arguments when they are presented to the Senate"

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