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How Trump’s impeachment trial would differ from a criminal one


U.S. President Donald Trump on December 19 became the third U.S. president to be impeached when the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives voted to charge him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The Republican-controlled Senate is due to weigh these charges in a trial in January.
In the unlikely event he is found guilty, Trump would be removed from office.

Trump and his Republican allies have attacked the impeachment effort as illegitimate, invoking concepts like “due process” and “hearsay” that are commonly associated with criminal cases.
While U.S. senators will serve as jurors, legal experts say an impeachment trial will look fundamentally …read more

Source:: Independent Online

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