Donald Trump’s unprecedented second impeachment trial kicks off Tuesday in the U.S. Senate.
He’s the first American president to be impeached twice. It’s also the first time an impeachment trial is being held against a former president. Democrats and Republicans are expected to spar over the constitutionality of the trial and whether Trump’s words provoked a mob of supporters to charge the U.S. Capitol.
Most projections are that Trump will be acquitted a second time, with few Republicans signaling a willingness to vote to convict the former president.
CGTN’s Philip Crowther has a report.
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- Aaron Mate‘ is the host of “Pushback with Aaron Mate” on the Grayzone.
- Joel Rubin served as a Deputy US Assistant Secretary of State in the Obama administration.
- Bruce Fein is a constitutional lawyer and author who helped write the impeachment articles against U.S. President Bill Clinton.
Trump's second impeachment trial is set to begin tomorrow. https://t.co/no8DifWRC1
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There is strong support for post-Presidential impeachment proceedings in constitutional history and in precedent; otherwise, there would be no real penalty for a late-in-the-term coup attempt. https://t.co/apJdfTuay7
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Trump's impeachment trial matters, even if he dodges a conviction https://t.co/8PgnkHG6iG
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