• FILE: US President spoke out after the Senate voted 57-43 to acquit Trump in his second impeachment trial. Picture: Michael M. Santiago/AFP

    'Democracy is fragile,' Biden says after Trump acquittal

    Donald Trump was acquitted Saturday on charges of inciting an insurrection at the US Capitol, after a majority of Senate Republicans closed ranks and refused to punish the former president in his historic second impeachment trial.

  • FILE: Former US President Donald Trump, who has been secluded in his Florida club since leaving office on 20 January, welcomed the verdict. Picture: AFP

    Trump acquitted, again, by US Senate

    The five-day trial saw Democratic prosecutors argue -- bolstered by dramatic video of the 6 January riot -- that Trump betrayed his oath by whipping up his supporters into storming Congress in a last-ditch attempt to cling to power.

  • FILE: Former US President Donald Trump boards Air Force One before departing Harlingen, Texas on 12 January 2021. Picture: AFP

    House rests Trump impeachment case, defence begins Friday

    The House impeachment managers rested their case after two days of arguments that included Trump's own words and hours of graphic video from the assault on the Capitol by Trump supporters who were seeking to halt certification of Democrat Joe Biden's election victory.

  • A Trump supporter gestures to other demonstrators as they try to break into the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on 6 January 2021. Donald Trump's supporters stormed a session of Congress to certify Joe Biden's election win. Picture: AFP.

    Impeachment prosecutors to wrap up case against Trump

    The Democratic impeachment managers will argue for a second day that the riot was deliberately incited by the former president, with an aim of reminding senators, and watching Americans, just how bad things got on 6 January.