Trump Trial … All You Should Know About “Unprecedented Segregation”
Former US President Donald Trump has been outside the walls of the White House since January 20, but his political and judicial troubles in Washington DC are not over yet, on Tuesday, his trial begins in the Senate, accused of inciting a revolt.
The Democrats initiated the impeachment process for Trump , after the storming of Congress on January 6, when loyalists of the then Republican president attacked the Capitol in order to obstruct the Senate’s approval of the presidential election results, which they describe as fraudulent.
Trump delivered a speech to his supporters before heading to the Congress building , in events that left five dead and dozens injured, but the US President denied that he had incited his supporters to chaos.
What are the charges against Trump?
On January 13th, 232 members of the US House of Representatives voted against 197 to impeach Trump on charges of inciting the revolt, and this decision was supported by ten Republican lawmakers.
In the current trial, the prosecution will charge Trump with incitement to violence, considering that the events in Congress left a number of dead and wounded, while members of Congress found themselves in a state of panic, while they were surrounded by chaos and the sounds of bullets.
In the indictment filed by the prosecution last week, it was stated that Trump’s responsibility for the events of January 6 in Congress “is unmistakable.”
Trump will be accused on the grounds that he mobilized supporters and crowds with unfounded allegations of rigging the elections, as well as endangering the lives of all members of Congress, and threatening the peaceful transition of power.
Who will preside over the trial?
During Trump’s first impeachment, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, John Roberts, was presiding over the trial, and this is precisely what the US Constitution stipulates, but this time it concerns a former president and not a president who is still in office.
In this case, the interim president of the US Senate, Democrat Patrick Laithi, 80, will preside over the impeachment trial.
Meanwhile, Trump is being tried in the Senate with the participation of a 9-member team responsible for impeachment from the House of Representatives.
How long will the trial take?
No one can set a precise period for the trial, but it may be less than three weeks, less than the time taken for the trial to impeach Trump during the first time, as a result of his accusation of trying to pressure a foreign president to achieve political gains at home, as well as Attempting to obstruct the work of Congress.
It is not known whether the Senate will vote to allow the two defense teams to bring personal witnesses to the trial, but the trial is exceptional this time, because the members of the trial committee are witnesses in turn, given that the senators were present in the Capitol building when Trump loyalists attacked.
It is expected that the trial committee will display pictures and videos made by members of Congress regarding the incident of the storming, which sparked widespread reactions in the United States and the world.
Will isolation end the dream of 2024?
In the event that Trump is convicted, there is no direct penalty under the decision, because the former president is no longer in office, but the Senate will be able to hold a simple vote on depriving him from holding any federal position, and in the event that this step attains a normal majority, the deprivation decision will take effect. Actually.
In the event of a tie in the Senate (50-50), regarding depriving the president from assuming the duties after his conviction is proven, then the US Vice President, Kamala Harris, will take over the decision and preference for one of the two options.
SOURCE : SKY NEWS