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What you need to know about Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, which opens Tuesday

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What to know about Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, which opens Tuesday – 20 Minutes

He does it again. A year after being acquitted in the Ukrainian case, Donald Trump will again be tried before the Senate. His trial, political and not judicial, opens Tuesday, and barring any surprises, the former US president should once again escape impeachment.

Indicted during the impeachment voted in the House for “incitement to insurgency” in the context of the attack on the Capitol, Donald Trump has let his lawyers know that he refused to testify under oath like the Democratic prosecutors had asked.

While it would take 17 Republicans to vote to condemn him, only five defended the constitutionality of the trial alongside the Democrats. Even if some like Mitch McConnell could still change their mind, Donald Trump should logically be acquitted. And thus escape a second vote which could have made him ineligible.

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