WILL TRUMP GET ACQUITTED AS HIS TRIAL NEARS ITS CONCLUSION?
From Saturday, former US President Donald Trump could be acquitted at the end of a historic Congressional trial, where his supporters, on January 6, carried out violent acts and caused chaos.
Senators, who are simultaneously witnesses to the events of January 6 and the former president’s trial, are supposed to resume the trial at ten in the morning local time, exactly a month after he was charged with “incitement to revolt.”
at Trump, and he is the only American president to be charged twice that requires a trial in the Senate, all opportunities to acquit him, as happened in the first trial he underwent to impeach him a year ago.
Given his popularity on the right, it seems unlikely that 17 Republican senators will vote with the 50 Democrats in the Senate to form the majority required for his conviction, a ruling that will open the way for him to be considered politically incapacitated.
His Democratic successor, Joe Biden, who has spent more than 35 years in the Senate, said Friday that he was “excited” to see what his Republican “friends” would do, expressing his hope that they would assume their “responsibilities.”
A first vote taken at the start of the trial Tuesday determined the balance of power: 56 senators, including six Republicans, voted in favor of making the trial constitutional, even after Trump’s term expired, left the White House and returned to a regular citizen.
The fuse was lit and the Senators assigned to the charges brought the former real estate mogul, for two days, to present the facts.
They showed shocking videos showing the violence and selected excerpts from speeches Trump gave, accusing him of having abandoned his role as “commander in chief” as “the main instigator.”
As for the Democratic prosecution, Trump inflamed the anger of his supporters for months with a “big lie” when he presented himself as the victim of “theft” of the presidential election through “fraud,” which he did not provide any evidence to prove.
On January 6, when Congress was in gathering to approve Biden’s victory, he “lit the fuse” by telling his supporters to “fight hard,” according to the Democratic claim.
During the attack, he waited several hours before calling on his supporters to “return home,” violating, according to Democratic prosecutors, the constitutional oath to protect institutions. Ultimately, five people were killed and hundreds were injured or traumatized, according to the prosecutors.
SOURCE : akhbarelyom