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Former President Donald Trump has been out of office for nearly three weeks, but is expected to get the full legislature and country attention in the coming days when the Senate begins its second impeachment trial, barely a year after his first

The former president was born on Jan. Indicted Jan. 13, just a week after a pro-Trump mob overtook the Capitol, Congress and former Vice President Mike Pence upheld the results of President Biden’s win in the 2020 election

Democrats in Congress and even some Republicans were outraged that the former president was holding a rally in Washington, D, had gathered C.That day, he reiterated his false claims that he had won the presidential election, saying he hadn’t done enough to stop the attack when his supporters began to break through the Capitol about an hour after his rally was over

But Trump’s defense lawyers say he is not responsible for the actions of the criminals who threatened lawmakers and attacked the police, noting that he told his followers to go home later that day in a Twitter video / p>

President Donald Trump arrives for a rally on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, in Washington (AP Photo / Jacquelyn Martin)

At the start of the trial, Trump’s attorneys are also expected to argue that the Senate cannot constitutionally condemn Trump after his absence – and the impeachment managers of the House are expected to deny it on a matter that does so represents the finale of Trump’s tumultuous first term, rumored to be running for a second in 2024

Incitement to insurrection is the basic charge behind the impeachment trial, however, this claim is backed up by impeachment managers with a litany of other indictments about what Trump actions sparked the insurrection and why

This Jan 6, 2021, file photo, violent rioters loyal to President Donald Trump storm the Washington Capitol (AP Photo / John Minchillo, File)

That includes Trump lying about the presidential election results; that he tried to undermine the accurate and fair election result; and that he sent the crowd of his followers to the Capitol

“He also deliberately made statements that, in context, encouraged – and predictably led to – lawless actions in the Capitol, such as, ‘If you don’t fight like hell, you will run out of land,” the impeachment article says of Jan 6 “Save America Rally” Trump organizes

“So encouraged by President Trump, members of the crowd he addressed unlawfully injured and ravaged the Capitol, injured and killed law enforcement personnel, threatened members of Congress, the Vice President and Congressional staff, and other acts of violence, deadly, destructive and seditious committed, “the article continues. The article states that the mob has set itself the goal of” interfering with the solemn constitutional obligation of the joint session to confirm the results of the 2020 presidential election””

This Jan 6, 2021, file photo, Trump supporters gesture to US. Capitol Police in the hallway outside the Senate Chamber in the Washington Capitol. Doug Jensen, an Iowa man at the center, was killed early Saturday, Jan. Jailed Jan. 9, 2021, on federal charges, including transgressions and disorderly conduct, for his alleged role in the Capitol riot (AP Photo / Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

The trial will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday with Vermont Democrat Sen. Patrick Leahy, the temporary president of the chamber, presides in place of Chief Justice John Roberts The Chief Justice has a constitutional obligation to oversee the impeachment of presidents, but Roberts has opted against in this case as Trump is no longer in chief

Vice President Harris potentially could have led the trial as well, although senators have led impeachment in the past if the person on trial is not the sitting president, the person overseeing the trial is not expected to see the outcome significantly influenced


There will be a total of four hours of debate on Tuesday, split between the House’s impeachment managers and Trump’s attorney, on whether the impeachment process is constitutional.The Senate will then vote by a simple majority on whether the process is constitutional, which was last month’s one Similar vote was upheld between 55 and 45. If the Senate majority says the process is unconstitutional, which is not to be expected, the impeachment process is immediately dismissed

The pages then have until 9 on Wednesday to file motions and 11 on Wednesday to hand in responses to those motions before the arguments on the merits of impeachment begin on Wednesday lunchtime.The House will present its case first and within two Days have a total of up to 16 hours of dispute

As the trial version is currently in place, it will pause at 5:00 p.m. on Friday until 2:00 p.m. Sunday on the occasion of the Jewish Sabbath at the request of Trump attorney David Schoen

But Schön withdrew this proposal on Monday evening and said, “I will not attend the Sabbath But the role I would have played is fully covered to the satisfaction of the defense team”” He said he did not want to delay the process because “I recognize that it is important to come to a conclusion for everyone involved and for the country”

This would mean the Senate could hold a full session on Saturday and instead take Sunday off.The adjustment is not yet official, but Fox News is told that Schön’s letter will likely cause the Senate to change its schedule

After the opening arguments, the senators have a total of four hours to question the lawyers for each side Each party then argues for two hours about whether the Senate should call in witnesses, followed by a simple majority vote

If the senators don’t hear witnesses, it is likely that the trial will be completed at some point next week. If senators vote to hear witnesses, it opens up the possibility that the trial will drag on for much longer than expected

Both sides would receive deposits and “discoveries” “The Senate would then decide which witnesses to hear testimony from. No witnesses can testify until first deposed, which would likely happen outside the Senate

After the evidence and witnesses trial, Trump’s legal team and impeachment heads of the House have two hours to come up with any final arguments, regardless of whether the Senate votes to hear evidence and witnesses then vote on whether the former president should be convicted, which would require a two-thirds majority of two-thirds

Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md leads a team of impeachment executives for the House, which includes Diana DeGette, D-Colo ;; David Cicilline, D-Rich ;; Joaquin Castro, D-Texas; Eric Swalwell, D-Calif .; Ted Lieu, D-Calif ;; Joe Neguse, D-Colo ;; Madeleine Dean, D-Pa ;; and unvoting delegate Stacey Plaskett of the Virgin Islands

Raskin is a member of the House Oversight Committee, the House Rules Committee and the House Judiciary Committee

Impeachment Chief Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif, walks up Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan 13, 2021 (AP Photo / Susan Walsh)

He wrote a letter to Trump’s legal team this week asking him to testify before or as part of his Senate trial. Trump’s legal team denied the motion, saying they would not be in an “unconstitutional” trial
The two leading attorneys on Trump’s defense team are Bruce Castor, the former Montgomery County, Pennsylvania District Attorney, and David Schoen, a longtime civil rights attorney who is chair of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Criminal Justice Subcommittee (ABA) was appointed by the ABA for 1995 honored for his volunteer work and honored in 2018 by Boston College Law School, his alma mater, for litigation of public interest

Schön has ties to former Trump employee Roger Stone, whom he represented when he was sentenced to 40 months in prison on witness manipulation and other charges in early 2020, and he was one of the last to meet with Jeffrey Epstein before his death have

Schön said Epstein planned to add him to his legal team and he doesn’t think Epstein killed himself

“I saw him a few days before,” Schön said last year at Fox Nation’s Deep Dive. “The reason I say I don’t think it was suicide is because of my interaction with him that day The purpose of asking me to come there that day and for the past few weeks was to ask me to take his defense “

Lawyer David Schoen speaks to the media, Wednesday, Jan 6, Beautiful is a civil rights attorney who is on Former President Trump’s legal team for impeachment (Joe Cavaretta / South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP) MAGS OUT

Castor recently joined personal injury firm van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn and Levin and joined Trump’s team after getting permission from the firm’s founding partner, Michael T van der Veen, according to NBC Philadelphia

But van der Veen also appears to have joined Trump’s legal team and has joined the Trump investigative report presented on Monday.It is unclear what role he could play in Trump’s trial, but the Wall Street Journal reports that van der Veen and Castor will play a bigger role in the process after Tuesday if Schön is to lead the defense case

Republicans tend to say the process is unconstitutional, citing the fact that Trump is now out of office and that impeachment trials for presidents require the presidency of the United States Chief Justice – and Chief Justice John Roberts will not be there

Democrats say the trial is constitutional, citing the 1876 trial of former Secretary of War William Belknap, who was acquitted after he left office, Belknap They also say a trial is constitutional because it is still there there is a consequence that the Senate can offset even if it can no longer remove Trump from office – a ban on assuming office in the future

Anyway, most scholars say, regardless of their opinion, whether the process is constitutional is still an open question as there has never been a trial against a former president and no court has ruled the matter

“I admit this is a matter of first impression, of course, so I don’t think SenPaul makes it look ridiculous, “said Sen Chris Murphy, D-Conn, said on Kentucky GOP Sen’s Fox News Sunday Rand Paul’s argument that the process is unconstitutional

And even if Trump’s defense team asked the federal courts to rule on the matter, it is extremely unlikely that a court will tell the Senate how to conduct its business, so the decision as to whether the process is constitutional is essentially up the senators

Paul asked a Rules of Procedure in the Senate last month, claiming impeachment lawsuit against a former president was unconstitutional. This forced a vote on the matter, and 45 of the 50 Republicans in the Senate voted for the process to be unconstitutional. p>

This means that the process was confirmed constitutional with 55-45 votes, but it also means that 12 Republicans would have to change their minds whether the process should even take place for the Senate to condemn Trump

Political calculations also play a role A vote to condemn Trump is essentially an invitation to a Trump-backed primary challenge for any Republican, and the general perception within the GOP is that even when Republican elected officials dislike Trump – as shown by Wyoming GOP Rep. Liz Cheney’s resounding victory in a vote of confidence in a secret ballot last week – that the party base is still loyal to the former president

As unlikely as a conviction is currently, it could nonetheless have some ramifications for the former president

While the main reason for impeachment is to remove a person from office if convicted, a person can still be expelled from office if Democrats get the 67 votes they need to beat Trump for inciting To condemn a rebellion, they are planning a later vote on Trump’s lockdown in the future that would only take a simple majority to pass

In this case, Trump could theoretically question the constitutionality of the Senate proceedings in court in order to regain his right to run for office.An ex post appeals against the consequences of a conviction is probably the only way a court can impeach would weigh

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