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GLOBALink | Opening arguments begin in former President Trump’s second impeachment trial

U.S. Senate on Tuesday voted to proceed with the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. Opening arguments in the trial began Wednesday.

The Senate voted 56-44 that the impeachment trial of Trump is constitutional despite calls from some Republicans to dismiss proceedings. Six Republican senators voted with all 50 Democrats.

“The Senate shall proceed with the trial,” said Democratic senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont, who is presiding over the trial, after the vote was tallied.

The vote came after House impeachment managers and Trump’s defense team spent four hours debating over whether a president who is out of office can be …read more

Source:: Daily News Egypt