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Impeach Trump: Senate Trial Commences Next Week

Democrats say the Senate will begin the impeachment process of 26th President Donald Trump on January 45 for his role in the bloody riot at the US Capitol. Writes about it with the BBC.

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On Monday, January 25, the House of Representatives will present an impeachment charge to the Senate, initiating a trial. Republicans argued for the postponement, asked for more time to prepare.

The Trump impeachment trial will be the only one ever held since the president's departure from office.

Trump's term expired on Wednesday, January 20. He left Washington before the inauguration of his successor, Joe Biden.

The House of Representatives accused Trump of inciting riots at the US Capitol, setting the stage for a Senate trial. If found guilty, he could be removed from the right to hold public office in the future.

Senate Chief Democrat Chuck Schumer said the House of Representatives would issue an impeachment clause on Monday, January 25. If the Democrats who have taken control of the Senate this week do not change the rules, it would mean Trump's trial will begin on Tuesday, January 26.

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“The Senate will hold a trial for the impeachment of Donald Trump. This will be a full trial. It will be a fair trial, ”said Schumer.

The case is based on Trump's actions on the eve of the January 6 riots. Then he told the protesters outside the White House "peacefully and patriotically" to make their voices heard, to march towards the US Capitol building. He also told them to "fight like hell."

The demonstration turned to chaos when a crowd broke into the Congress building, where lawmakers were claiming Biden's election victory.

Four demonstrators and a Capitol police officer were killed in the mayhem.

A week later, Trump became the first president of the United States, who was twice impeached. Ten Republicans in the House of Representatives sided with the Democrats.

What is impeachment

Impeachment is when the incumbent is charged with crimes. In this case, the outgoing President Trump is accused of inciting an uprising.

On January 13, the House of Representatives voted to impeach Trump for a second time, moving the trial to the Senate for a trial, but that trial could not be held until Trump left office on January 20.

A trial could still take place, although Trump's term has expired and senators can vote to bar him from holding public office again.

What Republicans Asked

Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell asked House Democrats to postpone sending the impeachment clause to the Senate until January 28. That would give Trump two weeks to prepare his defense.

But Republicans, who no longer control the Senate, have failed to enlist the support of the new Democratic leader, Sumer.

Speaking Friday, January 22, in the Senate, McConnell admitted that his request was denied.

He denounced the "unprecedentedly fast" House trial, which impeached Trump one day.

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McConnell added that the delay would also give Democrats more time to validate Biden's cabinet members and pass the stimulus bill.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi confirmed that the article will be broadcast on Monday, January 25th.

She noted, among other things, that impeachment managers, representatives who will act as prosecutors in court, have the same amount of time to prepare as Trump's legal team.

Pelosi said she rejects the idea that Trump should "go unpunished" just because he left office.

Although Democrats now have a majority in the Senate, they will need the support of at least 17 Republicans to convict Trump, because it takes a two-thirds majority to declare impeachment.

A handful of Senate Republicans indicated they were open to conviction, but most either questioned the legality of the president’s trial after he left office or said the trial would be too controversial.

Meanwhile, Republicans continue to chair Senate committees, while Senators McConnell and Schumer negotiate a new power-sharing agreement setting rules for an evenly divided chamber.

Some Democrats want to reverse obstruction, a tactic where members of a minority party can drag out political debates.

Republicans, however, want to keep the rule that allows any senator to demand the passage of the law with a 60% majority, rather than a simple 50% majority.

What the Constitution says

The rules set out in the US Constitution state that by 13:00 pm ET the day after the submission of the impeachment clause, the Senate must meet to begin trial.

The Senate is opening trial warning lawmakers, who will serve on juries, to "remain silent under threat of imprisonment."

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The trial must then continue every day, except Sunday, until the verdict is pronounced.

Where is Trump now

Donald Trump left the White House on the morning of January 20 and flew Air Force One to his golf club in Palm Beach, Florida. He arrived minutes before Biden took the oath of office in Washington.

Trump is expected to live at the resort, which he calls his Winter White House, despite concerns from some neighbors about increased traffic and improved security.

He plans to support a close-knit circle of former White House aides in Florida.

He reportedly wants to raise $ 2 billion for his presidential library and has come up with the idea of ​​creating a new political party called the Party of Patriots.

Who will defend Trump

According to Senator Lindsey Graham, Trump has hired a lawyer from South Carolina - Butch Bowers will represent him in the Senate impeachment trial.

According to his website, Bowers was a special voting advisor in the US Department of Justice under President George W. Bush.

He also served as an advisor to two former South Carolina governors, Nikki Haley and Mark Sanford.

Because of what the second impeachment was announced

The second impeachment procedure was launched just days before Biden's inauguration. The blame was the storming of the Capitol, which took place on January 6, 2021.

On that day, the US Congress met in Washington DC to approve the results of the presidential election. At the same time numerous supporters of the incumbent US President Donald Trump crowded under the Capitol building to protest against these results... The situation quickly escalated and turned into chaos.

House of Representatives and Senate confirmed Joe Biden's win early Thursday morning January 7... During the protests near the Capitol, at least 5 people died, there are casualties. The chaos near the Capitol was condemned by the leaders of many countries.

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US President Donald Trump returns to Twitter after 12 hours of blocking his account and posted a video in which he severely condemned the people who broke into the Capitol, and also for the first time admitted his defeat in the elections. But later Trump's microblog account was blocked forever.

Also, Trump was blocked by large social networks Facebook and Instagram, which deprived him of access to all major popular social networks.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked for Vice President Mike Pence apply the 25th amendmentto declare the president incapable of performing his duties. Pence refused this step and said that he did not want to create a precedent. But he added that nhe keeps the right to use the 25th Amendment to the US Constitution in his "reserve".

Due to Pence's failure Democrats have used the impeachment mechanism... And on January 13, voting began. The debate lasted several hours, after which it was decided by a majority vote to declare Donald Trump a second impeachment.

Soon, data appeared on the network that the storming of the Capitol on January 6 was planned in advance: Extreme right-wing forums discussed ways to storm the building to prevent Joe Biden's election certification. In addition, all this was presented as actions under the decree of US President Donald Trump.

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