Democrats filed the indictment against Donald Trump in a Capitol still scarred by violence

Democrats filed the indictment against Donald Trump in a Capitol still scarred by violence
Democrats filed the indictment against Donald Trump in a Capitol still scarred by violence

An additional step in the impeachment procedure for Donald has just been taken.

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The Democrats transmitted the indictment of Donald Trump to the United States Senate on the evening of Monday, January 24. They thus marked the official opening of his historic impeachment trial for “incitement to insurrection” in the murderous violence perpetrated by his supporters under this same dome of the Capitol, on January 6.

From Tuesday, January 26, the Senate will officially summon the former US president for this trial, which will not start until February 9, however.

Senators will be sworn in on the same day to become jurors in this doubly historic procedure: Donald Trump is the first President of the United States to fall twice under the influence of “impeachment”. And will be the first to stand trial after leaving the White House.

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In solemn silence, the nine “prosecutors”, elected appointed by the Democratic President of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, walked Monday evening through the long corridors adorned with statues and paintings stormed by pro-Trump protesters ago less than three weeks.

Then their leader, Jamie Raskin, read the indictment for “incitement to insurgency” in the Senate Chamber, his words echoing all the more forcefully as everyone here, elected officials and senators. , were witnesses, and victims, of the violence.

“Donald John Trump” a incité “to violence” and “seriously endangered the security of the United States and its institutions” declared the elected Democrat, citing in particular his “false statements” denying the victory of his rival Joe Biden in the presidential election in November. A week to the day after the assault, the House of Representatives voted for his impeachment, or “impeachment,” on January 13.

A Senate conviction appears unlikely at this stage, with the still very popular real estate mogul with his constituents, still counting on key Republican backers in the upper house.

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The postponement of the opening of the trial to February 9 is the result of an agreement between Republicans and Democrats. On the one hand, it allows more time for the Republican billionaire to prepare his defense.

And on the other, to Joe Biden to put his presidency on track, seeing more members of his cabinet confirmed by the Senate and, he hopes for the first major bills adopted in Congress.

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