Nightside Report Feb. 13, 2021: Trump acquitted in historic impeachment trial; Michigan Dems contend Trump is responsible, but are ready to move on

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters as he walks to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. Trump is en route to his Mar-a-Lago Florida Resort. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (Alex Brandon, Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Trump acquitted, denounced in historic impeachment trial

Donald Trump was acquitted Saturday of inciting the horrific attack on the U.S. Capitol, concluding a historic impeachment trial that spared him the first-ever conviction of a current or former U.S. president but exposed the fragility of America’s democratic traditions and left a divided nation to come to terms with the violence sparked by his defeated presidency.

Read the full story here.

New today: Michigan coronavirus cases up to 574,224; Death toll now at 15,150

Metro Detroit weather: Snow winds down Saturday, starts again Sunday

Snow continues to fall Saturday evening, especially in Detroit, northern Washtenaw County and throughout areas north of Eight Mile Road. Light accumulation is likely, so be careful traveling. There have been a number of traffic incidents during the day. Saturday night becomes frigid. Sunday will have some sunshine, but will remain much colder than average with a snowflake here and there.

See the full forecast here.


4 Fast Facts

  • During Trump’s impeachment trial, representatives argued that what occurred at Michigan’s Capitol in 2020 was “effectively a state-level dress rehearsal for the seizure of the U.S. Capitol.” Click here to read more.
  • Michigan lawmakers -- including those who voted to convict Trump -- have issued statements reacting to the former president’s second acquittal. Click here to read more.
  • A man died after an intentional Detroit car crash resulted in gunfire, police say. Click here to read more.
  • A Metro Detroit woman, who is a licensed massage therapist, is bringing spa treatments to her clients amid the pandemic. Click here to read more.

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