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Capitol Riot: US Senate To Begin Trump’s Impeachment Trial Next Week

The United States Senate is set to commence the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump next week.

The House of Representatives had on January 13 impeached Trump over alleged incitement of insurrection.

The impeachment came after Trump encouraged thousands of his supporters to invade the Capitol building on January 6 while the certification of President Joe Biden’s victory was ongoing.

Five persons, including a police officer, died in the violence.

On Friday, Senate Majority Leader, Chuck Schumer, said the house would deliver the impeachment article on Monday.

“The Senate will conduct a trial of the impeachment of Donald Trump. It will be a full trial. It will be a fair trial,” Schumer said.

Some Democrats in the US senate said the impeachment trial of the erstwhile president will begin on Tuesday.

A conviction, which requires the support of 67 senators, could bar Trump from holding political office in the future.

Trump had on Wednesday fueled speculations that he was interested in running for the presidency in 2024.

Shortly before boarding the aircraft which ferried him out of the seat of power in America, the former American president told reporters: “I hope it won’t be a long goodbye.”

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