Post-impeachment Donald Trump is more unhinged than ever before.
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In US news and current events today, here's a timeline of President Trump's actions since being acquitted.
February 5: The U.S. Senate acquits President Trump on articles of impeachment.
February 6: Trump uses a speech at the National Prayer breakfast to attack his political rivals.Trump continues his attacks in a speech at the White House.
February 7: Trump fires two officials who testified in the impeachment enquiry. Lt. Col Alexander Vindman and Ambassador Gordon Sondland. Trump suggests Nancy Pelosi broke the law at the State of the Union.
February 11: Trump complains about the sentencing of his former associate Roger Stone who was charged with witness tampering and lying to Congress. Attorney General Barr calls the sentencing guidelines ‘excessive and unwarranted.’
February 12: Trump calls for Lt. Col Vindman to be investigated by the Pentagon.
February 13: The Trump admin bars New Yorkers from using the Global Entry travel program then Trump demands on Twitter that New York State drop their lawsuits against him. After former Chief of Staff John Kelly defends Lt. Col Vindman for ‘doing his job.’ Trump tweets that Kelly should ‘keep his mouth shut.’ Trump then diverts $3.8 billion in Defense Dept funding to pay for the wall
February 14: Trump tweets he has the ‘legal right’ to intervene in Roger Stone’s sentencing. After previously denying sending Rudy Giuliani to Ukraine, Trump admits sending him to dig up dirt on the Bidens.
February 18: Trump pardons, grants clemency to, or commutes the sentences of four people linked to him.
-Rod Blagojevich: convicted of trying to sell a Senate seat, then wrote an op-ed opposing impeachment.
- Michael Milken: Indicted for securities fraud, and a friend of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin
- Bernard Kerik: Indicted for tax fraud and a frequent Trump defender on Fox News.
- Paul Pogue: Sentenced for tax evasion and a big donator to Trump and Republicans.
February 19: Pentagon official John Rood resigns at the request of President Trump. Rood had previously warned against withholding aid from Ukraine.
February 20: Trump ousts the acting Director of National Intelligence, Joseph Maguire, after he briefed Congress on possible Russian interference in the 2020 election and replaces him with ‘loyalist’ Richard Grenell who has no intelligence or military experience.
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