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Trump has been impeached again


Trump's been impeached again. What's next?
By Zachary B. Wolf, CNN
Updated 9:52 AM ET, Thu January 14, 2021

(CNN)President Donald Trump has been impeached again -- the first leader in US history to be impeached twice by the House.

The question now is whether he'll become the first President to be convicted by the Senate and removed from office.

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The Senate gets to call the shots for Trump's impeachment trial
By Joan Biskupic, CNN legal analyst & Supreme Court biographer

Updated 9:01 AM ET, Sun January 17, 2021

(CNN)When the US Senate moves forward with an impeachment trial of soon-to-be former President Donald Trump, senators would have full control over how they run it, based on history and Supreme Court precedent.

Trump, who desperately fought his first impeachment proceedings and has remained defiant through his second, could not appeal the Senate's action.

The Supreme Court affirmed in a 1993 case that impeachment is the domain of the two chambers of Congress, with the US House having the right to accuse and the Senate the "sole" power to try the accusation.

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