By Kathryn Watson, Melissa Quinn, Grace Segers and Stefan Becket

Updated on: 9 February 2021 / 10:19 a.m.
/ CBS NEWS

Washington – The Senate meets on Tuesday to begin impeachment proceedings against former President Donald Trump, the first ever Senate trial against a former president in U.S. History

Mr Trump is banned for his role in the U.S. Capitol attack on Jan. Accused of “incitement” on January 13th He is the only president to be tried twice and is likely to be acquitted for the second time as it would take the Democrats 17 Republicans to join them and for that January 1, a week after the attack that killed five people against him Vote condemnation

The trial against the Senate begins at 13Midnight with four hours of debate on the constitutionality of impeachment proceedings against a former president

Senior House impeachment executives told reporters Tuesday that the Democrats plan to use evidence that “has not been seen before” to justify the former president being convicted of incitement to insurrection in the Capitol

Mr Trump’s attorneys and House impeachment executives have previously set out their arguments in pre-trial briefs and previewed the case they are planning to take before the Senators

The ex-president’s attorneys claim Democrats are trying to “silence a political opponent” and insist that it is unconstitutional to bring a president to justice once he has resigned, calling on the Senate to refuse impeachment

The nine House Democrats who took the impeachment case argued in a pretrial motion that the former president was “solely responsible” for the attack for repeatedly making false claims about the election and urged his supporters to ” how to fight “hell” and did not act fast enough to quell the violent uprising

Mr Trump is not expected to appear at trial. His lawyers turned down a Democratic request for his testimony last week, dismissing it as a “PR stunt”

The impeachment executives of the House plan to call their impeachment case against Mr. Trump “prosecuting violent crimes” and present video and evidence that “has not been seen before” to justify the former president for inciting the Capitol uprising on 6th January is convicted

“The evidence is compelling and overwhelming,” a senior official on the impeachment team told reporters Tuesday morning. “It will be more of a violent crime prosecution than that is it”


The trial begins today with arguments about the constitutionality of conducting impeachment proceedings after a president resigns. Impeachment managers will argue that there is no “January exception” that allows a president to commit impeachment and one Avoiding punishment by leaving office

Representative Jamie Raskin, a Maryland Democrat and senior impeachment manager, will make the constitutional arguments Tuesday, followed by Representatives Joe Neguse of Colorado and David Cicilline of Rhode Island

When the Senate voted on the constitutionality of a former president’s attempt last month, five Republicans joined the Democrats for trial: Senators Susan Collins from Maine, Lisa Murkowski from Alaska, Mitt Romney from Utah, and Ben Sasse from Nebraska and Pat Toomey from Pennsylvania

Since a conviction requires a two-thirds vote from the Senate, some observers have argued that the vote on Mr Trump’s constitutionality will ultimately not be convicted by a senior officer on the impeachment team who disagreed

“It is possible that tribalism and loyalty to Trump will overtake good judgment, but we do not consider last week’s procedural vote or today’s vote in this case as optional,” said the aide. “It may very well be that Senators change their minds and vote for a conviction “


Managers are expected to cite a comment from Chuck Cooper who represented Mr Trump’s former National Security Adviser John Bolton Cooper argued the trial was constitutional in an article for the Wall Street Journal on Sunday

The impeachment managers have met daily, sometimes twice a day, to prepare their case. They will have two hours on Tuesday to argue about the constitutionality of impeachment, and up to 16 hours later this week to resolve theirs Case Raskin will also lead the opening arguments

Aides would not say whether they plan to call witnesses or submit a subpoena to Mr. Trump, who declined to volunteer last week

The House of Representatives voted to approve Mr. Trump on Jan. January, while he was still in office, with 232 votes to 197. Ten Republicans voted along with the Democrats in favor of the indictment

Mr Trump was banned for his role in the attack on the Capitol on Jan. January charged with “inciting insurrection”

In the impeachment trial, the president was charged with “intentionally inciting violence against the United States government,” with a speech to supporters that encouraged – and predictably led to – imminent lawless action in the Capitol

“Instigated by President Trump, a mob has illegally violated the Capitol, violated law enforcement personnel, threatened members of Congress and the Vice-Presidents, compromised the Joint Session’s solemn constitutional duty to confirm election results, and engaged in violent and fatal acts , destructive and seditious acts, “says the article

As Mr Trump’s second impeachment trial begins, a 56% majority of Americans want the Senate to vote to condemn him, and the same percentage say he promoted violence in the Capitol – views that still clash with the Americans’ presidential election that year 2020 have to do ongoing partisan division

For those in favor of conviction, this process is called holding Mr. Trump “accountable” and “democratically defend” “For those Americans (mostly Republicans) who oppose it, the process is” unnecessary “and a” distraction “”


Indeed, given the recent focus on the direction of the GOP of Congress, one in five ordinary Republicans is in favor of condemnation, while most are loyalty to Mr. Trump Many current Republicans say they could even start a new party led by Mr. Trump, if he were to start one, and while almost all of the violence is unacceptable, most Republicans believe that Mr. Trump’s efforts and some Republicans were justified in dismissing the 2020 results

Nine Democrats in the House will serve as impeachment managers or prosecutors who will bring the case against the former president

The group of Democrats, all of whom have legal expertise, is led by Congressman Jamie Raskin, a Maryland attorney.None of the impeachment managers for this lawsuit argued the case in Mr. Trump’s first impeachment trial when the Senate acquitted the former president for obstruction of justice and abuse of power

For this year’s process, Pelosi has selected a diverse group of members of the House of Representatives, including Congressman Joe Neguse, who will be the youngest impeachment manager in US History

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer set out the parameters of the process on Monday, saying “all sides” had passed a resolution setting the terms of the process

On the first day of the trial, the constitutionality of the process is debated for four hours, followed by a vote on the issue. A separate attempt by GOP senators to dismiss the impeachment charge failed last month, despite 45 Republican senators in favor agreed to forego the trial

Presentations by the impeachment directors of the House and Mr. Trump’s attorneys begin on Wednesday with up to 16 hours on two days for each side. When the managers call for witnesses, the Senate will debate and vote on whether to allow the testimony

The trial is at the request of Mr. Trump’s attorney David Schoen. This means that the trial will end on Friday at sunset and continue on Sunday

Exactly how long the process will take is unclear, but Senate Democrats have an incentive to complete it quickly Democrats want to give President Biden’s $ 1 9 trillion coronavirus relief plan and Mr. Biden desperately wants to sign it. That can’t happen while a process is running

Mr Trump’s second impeachment trial is unlikely to take as long as his first, which lasted three weeks

For his part, Mr Biden has not shown much interest in the process White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the president is unlikely to follow much of the process, and Mr Biden has largely bypassed questions about what the Senate should do, leaving the question of conviction to the Senate

A conviction requires a two-thirds vote in the Senate, a high bar that would mean 17 Republicans along with all 50 Democrats would have to condemn the former president, and while some, like Senator Mitt Romney, have shown an openness to belief, the last 45 voted Month for trying a former president to be unconstitutional

Trump’s ally and Republican Senator Lindsey Graham told Face the Nation on Sunday that the outcome of the trial was “really no doubt” “

“It’s not about how the trial ends, it’s about when it ends,” said Graham. “Republicans are going to view this as an unconstitutional exercise and the only question is whether they’ll be witnessing how long the trial will take lasts But the result is really not in doubt “

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