In an expletive-filled rant, Trump told an aide to never mention Nixon's name again, as some call for him to resign

In an expletive-filled rant, Trump told an aide to never mention Nixon's name again, as some call for him to resign
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  • President Donald Trump has refused calls to resign after he was impeached earlier this week.
  • A new CNN report indicates Trump has forbidden aides from even mentioning former President Richard Nixon.
  • Nixon resigned after the House Judiciary Committee voted to move ahead with his impeachment proceedings in 1974.

President Donald Trump told an advisor to never bring up former President Richard Nixon's name ever again in an angry and expletive-filled rant, CNN reported, saying in "separate conversations" that the mention of Nixon was forbidden.

With only a few days left in his presidency, Trump on Wednesday became the only president in US history to be impeached twice. The House of Representatives charged him with "incitement of insurrection."

The charge is related to Trump's role riling up supporters who later assaulted the US Capitol last week, leaving five people dead. He was previously impeached in 2019 over charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress during the Ukraine scandal.
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Republican sources told Insider's Darren Samuelsohn and Tom LoBianco that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was seriously considering a vote to convict Trump in a Senate impeachment trial. While the trial is not likely to start until Trump's term is over, the move could lead to his becoming the first former president barred from ever again holding federally elected office.

Several White House staffers and Cabinet officials have abandoned Trump and resigned. Trump is highly opposed to calls for him to do the same, CNN reported, adding, "Trump told people he couldn't count on Vice President Mike Pence to pardon him like Gerald Ford did Nixon, anyway."

Nixon resigned in 1974 after the House Judiciary Committee voted to start impeachment proceedings against him after he refused to hand over taped calls in 1973 that federal prosecutors believed connected him to the 1972 break-in at the Democratic National Committee's headquarters at the Watergate complex. President Gerald Ford, who had been Nixon's vice president, pardoned the former president.
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