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Senators vote to proceed with Trump impeachment trial, but conviction may be elusive

A divided U.S. Senate voted largely along party lines on Tuesday to move ahead with Donald Trump’s impeachment trial on a charge of inciting the deadly assault on the Capitol, but conviction appears unlikely barring a major shift among Republicans.The Senate voted 56-44 to proceed to the first-ever trial of a former president, rejecting his defense lawyers’ argument that Trump was beyond the reach of the Senate after having left the White House on Jan. 20.:Six Republicans who said Trump post-presidential impeachment trial is constitutionalTrump’s second impeachment trial opens with video of Capitol riotTrump lawyers scold impeachment as ‘political theater’ …read more

Source:: Al Arabiya