Trump's impeachment trial for inciting revolt starts in Senate

Washington (AFP) – The US Senate puts Donald Trump on trial for inciting insurrection Tuesday, charging into unprecedented constitutional territory and laying bare the national trauma inflicted in the former president’s attempt to overturn his re-election defeat. The gavel will come down at 1:00 pm (1800 GMT) in the Senate, opening a trial expected to rivet much of the nation. Inside the ornate building, Democratic prosecutors will lay out a case heavily supported by video evidence that Trump deliberately stoked rage over his election loss to Joe Biden in November, fed the country lies that th…

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