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UPDATE: Senate Acquits Trump in Second Impeachment Trial

Trump second impeachment trial

On Saturday, the U.S. Senate Saturday acquitted former President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial. Trump was charged with inciting an insurrection on Jan. 6, the day a mob of supporters fought their way into the U.S. Capitol during a formal recognition of President Joe Biden's victory.

Seven Republicans joined Democrats to vote to convict Trump, for a 57-43 majority. But they fell short of the two-thirds needed to convict.

Original Article

Former President Donald Trump faces his second impeachment trial in the Senate on February 9, when lawmakers will begin the process of considering whether to convict him on a charge of incitement of insurrection following the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

From NPR (Begins at 10:00 a.m.)

Former President Donald Trump is on trial for a second time in the Senate. This time, the House has impeached Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection. Trump's defense team denies he directly called for violence and argues that he should not be tried since he is no longer in office. The House impeachment managers say he must be held accountable for the violence at the Capitol. Watch the proceedings live.

From PBS NewsHour - Day 5 (February 13)


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