Trump plans to depart Washington the morning of Inauguration Day

Trump plans to depart Washington the morning of Inauguration Day

"You'll be the first to know", Ms Pelosi told reporters.

"This is a matter of complete urgency", Ms Pelosi said of the Covid-19 vaccine distribution that is part of Mr Biden's proposal. He will likely be the first president to face an impeachment trial after leaving office.

Joe Biden says it's a "good thing" Mr Trump won't attend the inauguration.

Biden has said the Senate should be able this time to split its work, starting the trial and working on legislation and confirmations.

US President Donald Trump's approval rating has plummeted to an all-time low, led by a dramatic drop in support among voters of his own party, following insurrection at the Capitol last week.

The House managers who act as prosecutors, Pelosi said, are "solemnly and prayerfully preparing for the trial, which they will take to the Senate".

Some advisers have been urging the president to host Biden for a White House meeting ahead of Inauguration Day, but there has been no sign Trump is willing to do that, an administration official said.

Outgoing US President Donald Trump is reportedly considering pardoning former White House chief strategist and top campaign aide Steve Bannon before vacating the Oval Office, media reported.

"Justice is called for", she said of the Capitol assault.

Congressional Democrats have been grappling with how to balance the impeachment of Mr Trump - which will continue after his term ends and could lead to him being banned from running office again - with other Senate priorities including confirming Cabinet nominees and other priorities of President-elect Joe Biden, who takes office on Wednesday. Ten Republicans joined all Democrats in the 232-197 vote to impeach.

McConnell is open to considering impeachment, having told associates he is done with Trump, but he has not signaled how he would vote.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said Thursday, Such unlawful actions can not go without outcome.

A Capitol Police officer died from injuries suffered in the attack, and police shot and killed a woman.

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