Second Trump Impeachment

Former President Donald Trump makes history as the first president to be impeached twice — and the first in which an impeachment trial occurred after he left office. Snopes fact-checks the rumors and misinformation about this historic event.

FILE- In this Sept. 16, 2019, file photo, a Dominion Voting Systems voting machine is seen in Atlanta. Dominion Voting Systems is filing a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News, arguing the cable news giant falsely claimed  in an effort to boost faltering ratings that the voting company rigged the 2020 election, according to a copy of the lawsuit obtained by The Associated Press (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
Dominion Voting Sues Fox for $1.6B over 2020 Voter Fraud Claims
  • 26 March 2021
Dominion argues that Fox News, which amplified inaccurate assertions that Dominion altered votes, “sold a...
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2020 file photo, Committee Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., speaks during a House Committee on Homeland Security hearing on 'worldwide threats to the homeland', on Capitol Hill Washington. Thompson has sued former President Donald Trump, alleging Trump incited the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The lawsuit in Washington's federal court alleges the Republican former president conspired with members of far-right extremist groups to prevent the Senate from certifying the results of the presidential election he lost to Joe Biden. The suit also names as defendants Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and groups including the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers, both of which had members alleged to have taken part in the siege.(John McDonnell/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)
Democratic Congressman Sues Trump over Role in Capitol Riot
  • 16 February 2021
The suit, filed in federal court in Washington under a Reconstruction-era law known as the...
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Lead House impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., with impeachment managers Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., and Rep. Joe Neguse, D-Colo., right, speaks to members of the media during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, after the U.S. Senate voted to acquit former President Donald Trump, ending the impeachment trial. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Support Grows for Capitol Riot Inquiry After Trump Acquittal
  • 15 February 2021
Lawmakers from both parties, speaking on news shows after the Senate's verdict, signaled that even...
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In this image from video, Michael van der Veen, an attorney for former President Donald Trump, speaks about the motion to call witnesses during the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. (Senate Television via AP)
Senate Acquits Trump of Inciting Capitol Attack
  • 13 February 2021
The Senate has acquitted Donald Trump of inciting the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S....
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In this image from video, House impeachment manager Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., speaks during the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. (Senate Television via AP)
Trump the Inciter? Senate Moves Toward Impeachment Vote
  • 13 February 2021
While most Democrats were expected to vote to convict the former president, acquittal appeared likely...
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In this image from video, House impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., speaks about the motion to call witnesses during the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. (Senate Television via AP)
Fight Over Witnesses Could Delay Trump Trial Conclusion
  • 13 February 2021
The proceedings came to abrupt halt Saturday morning, with even senators seemingly confused about next...
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In this image from video, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks before the Senate voted to award the Congressional Gold Medal to U.S. Capitol Police offer Eugene Goodman for his actions during the Jan. 6 riot, as the Senate took a break from the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. (Senate Television via AP)
AP Sources: GOP Leader McConnell Will Vote To Acquit Trump
  • 13 February 2021
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell all but slammed the door on chances that the former...
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From left, David Schoen, Bruce Castor and Michael van der Veen, lawyers for former President Donald Trump, arrive at the Capitol on the third day of the second impeachment trial of Trump in the Senate, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Lawyer Defending Trump Accustomed to Political Disaster
  • 12 February 2021
Bruce L. Castor, one of former President Trump's lawyers, is familiar with politics, being elected...
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Did Ted Cruz Botch a Shakespeare Quote?
  • 11 February 2021
As the world's first and only fact-checking organization named after Faulkner characters, we were shocked...
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Did Nickelodeon Cover Trump’s 2nd Impeachment?
  • 11 February 2021
No senators were slimed in the making of this satire.
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Did Dems’ Video Omit Trump’s Telling Supporters To ‘Peacefully and Patriotically’ Protest at Capitol?
  • 11 February 2021
Social media posts claimed impeachment prosecutors ignored a key fact.
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U.S. Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman watches never-before-seen security footage of rioters storming the Capitol on Jan. 6, during the second day of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021 in the Capitol in Washington. Goodman, who has been lauded as a hero, warned Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, the rioters were headed his way. Goodman also directed the mob away from the Senate door and the Chamber, and toward other officers. (Brandon Bell/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
New Riot Video Shows Officer Goodman Point Romney to Safety
  • 10 February 2021
The response under fire of Eugene Goodman and other officers during the Jan. 6 attack...
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