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Donald Trump's Historic Second Impeachment Trial Has Officially Started

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Donald Trump's Historic Second Impeachment Trial Has Officially Started

Donald Trump's second impeachment trial has now begun in the Senate.

The former US president has been accused of inciting the insurrection at the Capitol which resulted in five deaths.

The trial has begun. Credit: PA
The trial has begun. Credit: PA

According to CNN, the trial will start with a four-hour debate on the constitutionality of the proceeding followed by a vote at a simple majority threshold to affirm the proceedings' constitutionality.

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Trump's lawyers will be attempting to convince the Senate that he is not guilty of inciting mob violence ahead of the riots which took place on 6 January in a bid to overturn the US election.

He told his supporters to 'fight like hell' for his presidency and later said that this was 'totally appropriate'.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

It is believed that Trump has declined a request to testify but he will be the first president to face charged after leaving office and the first to be impeached twice.

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The trial began with a prayer after the nine House impeachment managers tasked with arguing the Democrats' case against Trump.

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Topics: News, Donald Trump, Politics

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