Trump impeachment: Senate says trial is constitutional and can go ahead

The impeachment trial of former US President, Donald Trump is set to continue as the Senate find that it is constitutional.

Mr Trump’s defence team, however, argued that he could not face trial after leaving the White House.

The lawyers said “it was unconstitutional to put a former president through the process at all and accused Democrats of being politically motivated.”

Mr Trump is accused of “inciting insurrection” when Congress was stormed last month.

Thousands gathered in support of false claims that widespread electoral fraud denied Mr Trump victory in the US presidential election.

Democrats prosecuting the case opened Tuesday’s proceedings by showing a dramatic video montage of Mr Trump’s 6 January speech and the deadly rioting by some of his supporters.

“That’s a high crime and misdemeanour,” Representative Jamie Raskin of Maryland said of the footage.

“If that’s not an impeachable offence, then there’s no such thing.”


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