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people have had an so people have had an awful lot investigations to get used to. the white house has already sent out a fundraising request on the back of these impeachment vote, tied to the impeachment. they think that this is a way for them to raise money and to raise support and within minutes, having been impeached, the president sent out a fundraising appeal. so let's have a look at what is happening on the house floor as we watch nancy pelosi. she will do the same thing we saw last time and counting the final votes. here we go. then she will gavel that and we will have the same process as last time. yes, the clerk will hand her a piece of paper, he is sitting below her with the final tally, and she will effectively deliver the coup de grace, and he will be impeached on two articles. i think historically one thing is clear about this, and thatis one thing is clear about this, and that is this is a case of a
president who literally counter punched his way into an impeachment. that is what is the fascinating aspect of this. he prides himself on being a counterpunch, and he has been very successful as a real estate tycoon, and later as a politician. you might think that a president who has undergone a whole series of investigations in the mueller report on the issue of foreign intervention in the electoral process would be extremely careful about what they said to any foreign leader about the democratic electoral process, and yet there is president trump, after the mueller report has wrapped up, talking to the president of the ukraine suggesting there should be investigations as a favour. the call, a lot of republicans think, was suboptimal, it was not an ideal call that the president had. if he had expressed some contrition about the way he had handled himself, i wonder whether we would be going through all of this now. it was his
total defiance, that it was a perfect call, there was nothing... she has the gavel in her hand.” perfect call, there was nothing... she has the gavel in her hand. i am going to stop speaking. the speaker has the gavel in her hand. just one small point, i understand that the person who is voted president is tulsi gabbard, who is running for the presidency. there are a few votes, not no votes, and these are the ones we will watch, to see which way it will go —— voted present. this president has made a point that he does not express out, and he can bea he does not express out, and he can be a conflictjunkie in some respects. but i think you are absolutely right, and this doesn't bother him. and when many of us started reading the letter last night, you immediately knew it was
his voice. this was him. and i agree with you, there was a genuine anger to it. he doesn't understand... i really don't think he does understand why he should be impeached for this. i don't think it is an axe. but don't you think there have been people prevailing on him, probably mitch mcconnell, to say can't you just say that some of it was not ideal but it didn't rise to a level? and donald trump won't entertain the idea. here is another difference between now and 1988. bill clinton at this point had expressed contrition, and that made a difference. i think that is the greatest point of all, is that one. bill clinton showed contrition at the drop of a hat. i mean, bill clinton showed contrition at the drop ofa hat. i mean, he bill clinton showed contrition at the drop of a hat. i mean, he could burst into tears... faster than patty duke, he was good at it. but people viewed him as inauthentic.
and i talk to trump supporters all the time who don't like his mannerisms, his language, but they view him as authentic. that is, they trust that they know what they have got with him, even if they don't like everything they are getting.|j think he is the most authentic politician i have ever reported on. authentic and transparent. you know what he is thinking on any given day, and when you are a political correspondent, you are trying to figure out what is going on behind the curtains at ten downing street, or at the elysee palace, or wherever it might be. with trump, you know what kind of mood he has woken up
in. he plays poker with the cards phase—out. you have no doubt what he is going to do. whereas what was bill clinton known as? slick willie. that is why your point was so brilliant, that this really was the signature of these two people. but it is the fact that donald trump doesn't hide being obnoxious. it is the fact that donald trump doesn't hide being obnoxiousm fa ct, doesn't hide being obnoxiousm fact, he is putting out campaign ads at the moment for his re—election bid saying you may not like me, lots of people don't like me, but look what i am doing for you. the white house, curiously, is almost making a virtue out of the fact that not eve ryo ne virtue out of the fact that not everyone does like his mannerisms, that he is a bit of a bull in a china shop, that he is a bit uncouth, or whatever word you want to use, and he is using that at the moment, it is kind of brilliant strategy. he is blowing the gaskets on fundraising. he is raking in the dough. it will be interesting tomorrow to see how much money he has also raised on the back of these votes tonight. just to remind you, we have had the first article of impeachment. it is formal, donald trump has been impeached on the charge of abuse of power. we are waiting for nancy pelosi to give us that final vote tally, and the
numbers are still shifting, and this is what we are waiting on. no vote column went from eight to seven, down to six again. so there is a bit of final vote tally in going on, that will be obstruction of congress, but either way donald trump has become the third american president ever to be impeached. it will be something that will always be on his resume, always be on his legacy. the biography of donald trump in the future will be donald trump in the future will be donald trump with the 45th president of the united states, and he was impeached. whatever happens in the senate next, the fact that he has been impeached means he has been impeached. they may decide on the senate, it looks likely that they will decide in the senate during the trial process, not to re m ove senate during the trial process, not to remove him from office. the same thing happened to bill clinton. he was not removed from office but he will have been an impeached president. and he has said in michigan this is an eternal mark of shame and a political suicide march, he has gone on to say. so donald trump is reacting to the events as
they unfold. an eternal mark of shame. and eternal mark of shame. on himself? know, on the congress. i can't imagine donald trump thinking this is a mark of shame on himself. no, an eternal mark of shame on the democrats. on this vote, the yeas are 239, the nays are 198. present is one. article two is adopted. donald trump has been impeached on the second article, obstruction of congress. he has now been impeached on both articles, and asjonathan tu rley was on both articles, and asjonathan turley was saying earlier, we are not hearing huge, loud cheers and jubilation from the democrats. they have been warned very firmly by their speaker, nancy pelosi, have been warned very firmly by theirspeaker, nancy pelosi, not have been warned very firmly by their speaker, nancy pelosi, not to doa their speaker, nancy pelosi, not to do a victory lap here. without objection, the motion to reconsider article two is laid on the table.
pursuant to section seven b of house resolution 758, the house stands adjourned until 9am tomorrow. so there we have it, the proceedings wrapping up in congress. it has been along day of debates but it has ended with the impeachment of president donald trump. we can go to capitol hill to gary o'donoghue, i think we can go to the white house injusta think we can go to the white house injust a second, think we can go to the white house in just a second, but first let's go to gary o'donoghue on capitol hill. a historic day for donald trump and for congress, isn't it? well, it's one of those real paradoxes, isn't it? it is an utterly, utterly predictable vote, but really truly, truly historic moment. and we have seen truly historic moment. and we have seen it go down party lines, as we expected. 197 votes from republicans against impeachment on the first article, 198 against impeachment on the second one, which means there is a vote out there somewhere that wasn't a republican vote trying to
stop that second article of impeachment. and now everything, all the focus, turns towards the senate, and what the rules will be for the trial there. will we see any witnesses? will it be quick, will it be slow? will there be any republicans in some of those vulnerable districts, four or five republicans in vulnerable districts who are of next year, will any of those start to waver, to move towards the democrats? it is still a huge hill to climb, an impossible hill to climb, for the democrats to get the president removed in that trial. 20 votes would need to switch sides, and as we know, that really isn't going to happen. we will be watching that. gary 0'donoghue, thank you forjoining us. i want to go to the white house, laura is there. as this vote was being passed, the president being impeached, he was in michigan speaking about it. what has he been saying? he was, and he was saying they have been trying to impeach me since day one. he complained about
the house speaker, nancy pelosi. he said that this impeachment would be a mark of shame against democrats, and he called it lawless, partisan, and he called it lawless, partisan, and a political death march for his opponents. so the president there with his lines, and the democrats hoping this split screen image of the president in the state of michigan, which he unexpectedly won in 2016, that that will juxtapose with the image of democrats here in washington impeaching him. the president hopes that image will work in his favour. laura, thank you very much for being with us all day. i wa nt to much for being with us all day. i want to thank also in the studiojon sopel want to thank also in the studiojon sopel, north editor, jonathan tu rley, a professor sopel, north editor, jonathan turley, a professor from sopel, north editor, jonathan turley, a professorfrom washington, who has been with us as well. you have been watching bbc news on the
day that donald trump was impeached by the house of representatives. there was a long debate beforehand but the outcome was never really in doubt on both counts, abuse of power, and obstruction of congress, donald trump, the 45th president of the united states, now becomes only its third to be impeached. hello there. after a windy and at times rather wet night, thursday promises to be a blustery and at times rather wet day. some outbreaks of rain at times, but not all the time. it is going to be windy, but with that, it is going to be mild. low pressure in charge at the moment. 0ut here to the west, various clumps of wet weather spiralling around the low. it is quite a complex weather chart, but the wind is coming up from the south. so the air is turning increasingly mild. as we start off the day, we will have temperatures around nine, ten or11 the day, we will have temperatures around nine, ten or 11 degrees. but there will be some outbreaks of rain left behind from the overnight,
especially across parts of england and wales. this first area of rain should clear away north this wits. thenifs should clear away north this wits. then it's a mixture of sunshine and showers, before more heavy rain pushes in towards the south—west of england, wales and the south midlands as we get into the middle of the afternoon. so at 3pm, this is how we are expecting things to look. some late day sunshine for many parts of scotland. nine degrees in aberdeen, ten velasco, that will feel mild. it's going to say quite blustery, but not as windy as it has been. for northern ireland, one or two showers as well, a similar story for northern england. but some fine weather, some spells of sunshine. however, for the southern half of wales, the south of the midlands, towards the london area, we will have these heavy and persistent outbreaks of rain, and to the south of that some heavy, and possibly thundery showers. but mild steel, 12 degrees there in plymouth. but across the south of england, the south of wales and the midlands, that afternoon rain will be falling on very wet ground. so there is the potential for some localised flooding and some poor travelling conditions as well. but as we go through thursday night, this rain band drives its way northwards. behind it, some blustery showers and
then another batch of rain developing across central and eastern parts of england particularly as we get into friday morning. feeling a little bit fresher by this stage. we will have lost very mild southerly wind. in fa ct, lost very mild southerly wind. in fact, the air starting to come in from more of a westerly direction, so from more of a westerly direction, so not quite as mild as we go through friday. we will see some outbreaks of rain especially across the eastern half england. elsewhere, it is essentially a day of sunny spells and showers, but i think there will be a fair amount of dry weather particular the further west you are. temperatures, though, a little bit lower, generally between seven and 11 degrees. now, as we head into the weekend, low pressure still in charge of the scene. but notice there are some fairly big gaps between the areas of wet weather. so there will be some dry conditions at least at times. this area of rain might affect southern parts during saturday night, but generally speaking, it is a mixture of sunny spells and showers. top temperatures of 7— 11 degrees.
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