Janet Yellen confirmed first woman to lead U.S. treasury

From Tuesday, 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 is the first President of the United States to fall twice under the blow of an “impeachment” and he will be the first to be judged after leaving the White House.

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

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

Five dead

“Donald John Trump” incited “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 November presidential election.

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The Republican billionaire is accused of having incited his supporters to launch an assault on the seat of Congress, while parliamentarians certified the victory of the Democrat. “You will never take back our country by being weak. You must show strength and you must be strong,” he told protesters shortly before the attack on Capitol Hill, which left five dead.

A week to the day after the assault, the House of Representatives voted for his indictment or “impeachment” on January 13. This violence has upset America and pushed several big names in the Republic to denounce the behavior of the stormy billionaire.

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

Republican divisions

Democrats now control Congress. But their majority is extremely fragile in the Senate: they occupy 50 seats against 50 for the Republicans. In the event of a perfect tie in a vote, Vice President Kamala Harris has the power to tip the scales on the Democratic side. But, they will need 67 votes to condemn Donald Trump.

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The goal seems difficult to achieve.

Even though the leader of the Republicans in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, has not ruled out voting for his conviction, he does not intend to influence his troops publicly. “I find this trial stupid,” Senator Marco Rubio thundered on Fox on Sunday. “

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The country is already in flames and it amounts to pouring oil on this fire.”

Others even hope to block the holding of the trial, declaring it unconstitutional to try a former president. “Ridiculous,” retorted Senate Democratic Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. This “theory […] would amount to giving a constitutional easing to all presidents. “

Opening February 9

A great critic of Donald Trump, Senator Mitt Romney is one of the few Republicans to support the procedure, without however commenting on the meaning of his vote. This ex-presidential candidate was the only Republican to convict Mr. Trump in his first impeachment trial, in February 2020 in the Ukraine case.

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The president was then acquitted.

This time it is Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy, pro tempore President of the Senate, who will preside over the trial, not Supreme Court Justice John Roberts.

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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. He leaves more time for the Republican billionaire to prepare his defense and 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. at the congress.

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