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Edited by Jessica Murphy

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  1. That's a wrap

    Nancy Pelosi gavels into recess after the House voted to impeach President Donald Trump for inciting an insurrection in the House chamber on Wednesday, January 13, 2021

    That's all from us today.

    President Donald Trump has become the first president in US history to be impeached twice.

    This time around, the president was charged with inciting the riot at the US Capitol last week, which left five people dead.

    Ten Republicans in the House of Representatives broke party ranks and voted to impeach Trump. It's a marked change from 2019's proceedings when no Republicans voted to impeach.

    Shortly after the vote, Trump released a video statement condemning last week's violence, but did not mention impeachment.

    Trump will now face trial in the Senate. This won't happen until after Democrat Joe Biden takes office next week on 20 January.

    Looking for more?

    Read more about today's vote here.

    And some more reaction from another historic day in America...

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    Video caption: Trump impeachment: Republicans defend - and some attack - president
  2. Watch: Trump addresses the nation

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    Video caption: Trump: 'Violence and vandalism have no place in our country'

    Donald Trump called on his supporters to make their voices heard peacefully, one week after a violent mob descended upon the US Capitol.

  3. Ex-FBI Director: 'Significant threat' looms

    In an interview with the BBC, former FBI Director James Comey warns of "armed, disturbed, violent people" who are planning to act in the coming days.

    The threat should be taken "very seriously", he says.

    Comey was fired by Donald Trump soon after Trump assumed office.

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    Video caption: EX-FBI Director James Comey warns of ‘significant threat’ in days to come
  4. Conservatives react

    Here are how conservative figures are responding to the impeachment vote.

    Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer shared a tweet highlighting the length of time previous impeachment trials had lasted.

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    Republican lawmaker Matt Gaetz shared a clip of his speech during the vote. He accused the left in America of inciting "far more political violence than the right".

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    Tomi Lahren, a conservative political commentator, claimed people were scared of Trump and his millions of supporters.

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    Julie Kelly, a conservative commentator, hit out at one of the Republicans who voted to impeach the president.

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  5. Houston cop 'joined Capitol riot'

    The police chief of Houston, Texas, has announced that an 18-year veteran of the city's police force was among those that illegally "penetrated" the Capitol during last week's riot.

    Chief Art Acevedo said the officer had been relieved of his duties and notified that he will face a disciplinary hearing. Acevedo said there was a "high probability" the officer will face federal charges.

    "I can’t tell you the anger I feel at the thought of a police officer and other police officers thinking they get to go storm the Capitol," he told a news conference.

    Meanwhile, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced more arrests. Seven people accused of playing a role in the Capitol riot have been charged with rioting, looting and trespassing among other charges.

    According to the DOJ, the arrests took place from Idaho to Wisconsin to Florida.

  6. Celebrities react to Trump impeachment

    A number of celebrities who are vocal critics of Trump have taken to social media to share their views on his impeachment.

    Chrissy Teigen shared a joke with her followers.

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    Alec Baldwin, who played Trump in Saturday Night Live sketches, shared a link to a story on Trump's impeachment, adding: “Things are looking up”.

    Bette Middler also could not resist.

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    But Dionne Warwick told her followers she'd had enough of politics.

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  7. Trump: National Guard to 'maintain order' in DC amid transition

    "I have directed federal agencies to use all necessary resources to maintain order in Washington DC," Trump says. "We are bringing in thousands of National Guard members to secure the city and ensure that a transition can occur safely and without incident."

    "Like all of you I was shocked and deeply saddened by the calamity at the Capitol last week. I want to thank the hundreds of millions of incredible American citizens who have responded to this moment with calm moderation."

  8. Trump condemns 'assault on free speech'

    During his remarks, Trump criticised what he described as an "assault on free speech".

    In recent days, the president's personal accounts have been removed from Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.

    "These are tense and difficult times. The efforts to censor, cancel and blacklist our fellow citizens are wrong.

    "And they are dangerous. What is needed now is for us to listen to one another. Not to silence one another."

  9. Pelosi signs article of impeachment

    Nancy Pelosi

    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has just signed the article of impeachment against President Trump. Now it's official.

    She's appeared with the House leaders and impeachment managers - these are the lawmakers who were tasked with presenting the case to the Senate as prosecutors.

    Senators will then act as jurors during the trial and ultimately decide whether or not to convict the president on the charge.

    The lead manager is Jamie Raskin. He's joined by Diana DeGette, David Cicilline, Joaquin Castro, Eric Swalwell, Madeleine Dean and Joe Neguse.

    "Today the House demonstrated that no one is above the law, not even the president of the United States," Pelosi said before signing. "That Donald Trump is a clear and present danger to the country and that once again we honour that oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.

    "And now, I sadly and with a heart broken over what this means to our country, of a president who would incite insurrection, will sign the engrossment of the article of impeachment."

  10. Trump: 'Find common ground'

    President Trump ends with a call for unity.

    "All of us can choose by our actions to rise above the rancour and find common ground and shared purpose. We must focus on advancing the interests of the whole nation, delivering the miracle vaccines, defeating the pandemic, rebuilding the economy, protecting our national security and upholding the rule of law," he says.

    "Today I am calling on all Americans to overcome the passions of the moment, and join together as one American people," he says.

    "God bless you, and God bless America."

  11. Trump: 'Never a justification for violence

    The violence, Trump says, must stop.

    "Whether you are on the right, or on the left, a Democrat or a Republican, there is never a justification for violence. No excuses. No exceptions. America is a nation of laws. Those who engaged in the attacks last week will be brought to justice."

    Trump refers to the additional protests planned across the US in the coming days, saying he has been briefed by authorities on potential threats.

    "Every American deserves to have their voice heard in a respectful and peaceful way. That is your First Amendment right. But I cannot emphasise that there must be no violence, no law breaking, and no vandalism of any kind [sic]. Everyone must follow our laws and obey the instructions of law enforcement."

  12. Trump: 'No supporter of mine could endorse violence'

    In a sombre tone addressing his "fellow Americans", President Trump says he "unequivocally" condemns the violence in America's capital yesterday.

    "No true supporter of mine could ever endorse political violence. No true supporter of mine could ever disrespect law enforcement or our great American flag," he said. "If you do any of these things you are not supporting our movement you are attacking it and you are attacking our country. We cannot tolerate it."

    It is Trump's strongest statement to date after a mob of his supporters broke into the US Capitol building. Five people died as a result.

  13. Trump issues statement

    In a video message posted to the White House's Twitter account, Donald Trump has just condemned the violence in the Capitol last week, saying "violence and vandalism have absolutely no place in our country and no place in our movement".

    He did not make any reference to impeachment.

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  14. More reaction from US politicians

    A number of US politicians have been reacting to news of Trump’s impeachment.

    Among them was Elizabeth Warren, who ran for the Democratic nomination in 2020.

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    Democrat lawmaker Adam Schiff, said Trump should never be allowed to hold office ever again.

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    Lisa Blunt Rochester, a Democratic lawmaker explained her decision to impeach Trump.

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  15. 'Unconstitutional' or 'necessary': Americans react to impeachment

    President Trump has just become the first sitting president to be impeached twice by the US House of Representatives.

    A recent CBS poll showed a small majority of Americans favoured impeaching Trump.

    We asked members of our BBC voter panel to weigh in as well.

    Here's what they said:

    Quote Message: Everything he has done is unconstitutional and, as a president, the number one thing he should be doing is upholding the Constitution. If not for him continually fighting the election results and claiming the election was stolen, if not for him holding that rally near the Capitol, if not for him talking about 'uprising', last week would very likely not have happened. Unfortunately it was completely predictable. from Melissa Dangaran 51, from Minnesota
    Melissa Dangaran51, from Minnesota
    Quote Message: Unprecedented. He should not have been impeached at all. There is no justification, no legal basis, no constitutional basis for it. It's a rush to judgment for ulterior motives and a dark stain on our country. I'm concerned about the double standard and I'm afraid our Constitution is on its deathbed. Why would anybody who's rational think that our president meant for people to go break into the Capitol? from Belinda Noah 45, from Florida
    Belinda Noah45, from Florida
    Quote Message: It's more of a symbolic impeachment at this point because he'll be out soon, but it's necessary nonetheless. Not only is he a threat to our national security, but he doesn't condone white supremacy and other threats. It's deeply saddening to me. from Williams Morales 19, from Georgia
    Williams Morales19, from Georgia
    Quote Message: I was in DC at the rally - not near the Capitol - but I saw the president speak with my own eyes and he did not call for anyone to storm the building or cause harm. It's just a way to ensure he will not run in the next four years. It is political and it will create a bigger divide between left and right. All violence should be condemned fairly and justly. It was a very sad outcome, but I do not believe it was the most horrible day in our country's history. from Gabriel Montalvo 21, from New York
    Gabriel Montalvo21, from New York
  16. 'The level of passion among Trump voters has not dissipated'

    Republican pollster Frank Luntz says the most "amazing statistic" to him is the fact that half of Trump's voters want him to keep fighting over election 2020.

    "They want him to continue to fight right up to the inauguration," he told the BBC.

    He says this passion, even in the face of evidence, explains what happened during the riot last week.

    Luntz also warns that "there's a danger that the Republican party actually splits in half" post-Trump - and as things stands, at the moment, "there are more people who'd go with Trump".

    "The level of passion among Trump voters has not dissipated," he notes.

    "They are as loud and as passionate and I believe a whole lot of them are coming to Washington next week for the inauguration and they're not coming to cheer on Joe Biden."

    Watch the full clip below.

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    Video caption: Trump impeachment: 'Three quarters of Trump voters believe he won'
  17. Media reacts to historic vote

    Trump has made history with his second impeachment.

    Here's how the moment is being covered, worldwide.

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  18. Trump to speak tonight

    Donald Trump is expected to speak tonight, likely sometime in the next 45 minutes.

    The White House is reportedly still working out where to post the video message, which will come on the heels of his second impeachment. The president's personal accounts have been barred from Twitter, YouTube and Facebook following last week's riots.

  19. What happened to other impeached presidents?

    Bill Clinton
    Image caption: President Clinton addresses the nation after being impeached by the US House of Representatives

    When he was first impeached in 2019, President Donald Trump became part of a small group of rebuked US leaders.

    After today, President Trump is the first president to be impeached twice.

    Only two other presidents in history have been impeached by the House of Representatives - Andrew Johnson, back in 1868, and Bill Clinton in 1998.

    Another - Richard Nixon - stepped down and resigned.

    But to date, no president has ever been removed from the White House by Congress.

    So what happened to their popularity and the fortunes of their party? Read more here.