Donald Trump’s impeachment trial begins in US Senate

Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial has begun in the US Senate.

The former president is charged with “inciting insurrection” in a speech to supporters ahead of the deadly riot at the US Capitol on 6th January.

Impeachment is the process where a public official is charged with high crimes or misdemeanours. They are tried in the US Senate with a two-thirds majority required to reach a verdict.

If convicted, Mr Trump could be banned from ever again holding any public office.

Source: BBC

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