Impeachment

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with former State Representative Roger Eddy, who has written about his time in the Illinois legislature and during the impeachment of Rod Blagojevich in his new book, "A Front Row Seat."

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The Senate is holding a trial on the impeachment of President Trump, who is accused by the U.S. House of abusing his power and obstructing Congress.

As the U.S. Senate prepares for President Trump’s impeachment trial, Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin has a warning for his colleagues.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is announcing who will present the case for impeachment in the Senate trial. Watch the press conference live.

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Imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich writes in a column that fellow Democrats in the U.S. House who impeached President Donald Trump would have done the same if Abraham Lincoln were in office.

Illinois U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says some of his colleagues have gone too far in public comments about President Trump's impeachment.

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The House of Representatives debates and votes on articles of impeachment against President Trump.

Impeachment Rally Urges Bost to Vote "Yes"

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Protesters gathered outside U.S. Rep. Mike Bost's Carbondale office Tuesday, hoping to persuade him to vote 'yes' on articles of impeachment against President Trump.

As the House of Representatives moves toward impeachment, President Trump penned a six-page letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, blasting her and other Democrats for what he calls "an unprecedented and unconstitutional abuse of power ... unequaled in nearly two and a half centuries of American legislative history."

The House begins debate on Wednesday, when lawmakers are expected to approve two articles of impeachment against the president.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., dismissed the impeachment process against President Trump as a political proceeding rather than a judicial one.

"I'm not an impartial juror. This is a political process. There's not anything judicial about it," McConnell told reporters on Tuesday. "The House made a partisan political decision to impeach. I would anticipate we will have a largely partisan outcome in the Senate. I'm not impartial about this at all."

As members of the U.S. House of Representatives prepare to vote on whether to impeach President Trump this week, Republican interest groups have been waging an ad war in selected districts across the country, including in Illinois.

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The House Judiciary Committee is considering two articles of impeachment against President Trump: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Watch as the panel debates and then votes on the allegations.

Friday's coverage begins at 10:00am EST (9:00am CST).

A southern Illinois Congressman says articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump are a political stunt - and he won't support them.

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The chairs of the House committees leading the impeachment inquiry are holding a press conference to unveil the articles of impeachment against President Trump. Watch their remarks live.

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The U.S. House of Representatives is holding open hearings in its impeachment inquiry into President Trump. 

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The U.S. House of Representatives is voting to formalize its ongoing impeachment inquiry. The resolution before lawmakers outlines the next steps in their investigation. Watch the debate and vote on the House floor live.

Southern Illinois Congressman Mike Bost says the current impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump is a political move - and not the same as the impeachment of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.