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Trump Prepares for Second Impeachment Trial Post-Presidency

Charles Anyanwu

Former President Donald J. Trump

Source: EVAN VUCCI/ASSOCIATED PRESS

Donald Trump has become the first United States President in history to be impeached not once, but twice!

Former President Trump, now out of office, becomes the first President facing a second impeachment trial post-presidency.

The Senate trial has been set to begin on February 9th.

After being impeached only just a year ago, for “Abuse of Power,” and “Obstruction of Congress,” the House of Representatives has again charged former president Donald Trump with one singular article of impeachment.

According to The Washington Post, “The House sent the sole article of impeachment it passed on Jan. 13 to the Senate on Jan. 25. That triggered the second part of the process: A Senate trial.” 

Scenes from the Insurrection at the Capitol on January 6th.

Source: abcnews.go.com/Leah Millis/Reuters

After the attack on the Capitol, a few Senate Republicans are standing up to Trump and are banding together in favor of  the impeachment.

Republicans like now Senate minority leader, Mitch McConnell, called out the former president for his actions.

In reports by CBS News McConnell even went as far to say in a speech after the attack that, “They were provoked by the president and other powerful people. And they tried to use fear and violence to stop a specific proceeding of the first branch of the federal government which they did not like.”  

As Trump gears up for his second impeachment trial, he is yet to gather a legal team.

Following Trump’s senate impeachment trial, the former president faces many more ongoing lawsuits in several states across the country.

Although this historic trial is just the first of many more legal battles for Trump, it will forever shape the course of history and the future of the Office of President of the United States.

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