U.S. House poised to impeach Trump for second time; McConnell spurns immediate trial

As the House of Representatives moved on Wednesday toward a vote to make Donald Trump the first U.S. president to be impeached twice, the Senate’s top Republican rejected Democratic calls to reconvene the chamber for an immediate trial, all but ensuring Trump will not be ousted before his term ends next week. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has told the chamber’s top Democrat Chuck Schumer he is unwilling to call an emergency session to consider removing Trump from office following a House impeachment, a McConnell spokesman said. The House planned to vote on a single article of impeachment – a formal … (full story)