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Pelosi says lawmakers will be issued with $5,000 fines if they bypass metal detectors to get to the House floor

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US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi presides over the vote to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time, a week after his supporters stormed the Capitol building, on the floor of the House of Representatives in Washington January 13, 2021.
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has warned congressional lawmakers that they could face $5,000 fines if they evade metal detectors that were installed in the wake of the Capitol riots last week.
"It is tragic that this step is necessary, but the Chamber of the People's House must and will be safe," she...
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Aides had to convince Trump not to go the impeachment vote in person to defend himself, report says

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A TV in the White House Press Briefing Room shows President Donald Trump defending himself in a recorded message after being impeached for a second time on January 13, 2021.
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Aides talked President Trump out of showing up in person to defend himself at Wednesday's impeachment vote in the House of Representatives, reported The New York Times.
Trump has been isolated since last week's riot at the US Capitol, abandoned by allies, cut off by the business world and deprived of his Twitter account.
On Wednesday lawmakers voted 232-197 to impeach Trump, with 10...
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Trump moped alone in 'self-pity mode' at the White House residence as he was impeached for the 2nd time, reports say

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President Donald Trump.
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President Donald Trump was isolated and despondent at the White House residence as the House of Representatives voted to impeach him for the second time on Wednesday, reports say.
Trump was impeached for his role in inciting protesters who stormed the US Capitol on January 6. Five people died as a result.
Sources told CNN he was in "self-pity mode" and "holed up in the residence." A senior administration official told The Washington Post: "The president is pretty wound up."
Many White House aides have resigned or left their post since the riot...
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