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What to expect from Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial

The action starts Tuesday. It might not last long.

Trump Lawyers Blast Impeachment Trial As 'Political Theater'

Lawyers for the former president leveled a wide-ranging attack on the case, foreshadowing the claims they intend to present when arguments begin.

Senate Ready To Speed Through Donald Trump's Second Impeachment Trial

With Trump's acquittal virtually guaranteed, both parties are looking to move on — and quickly.

House Majority Leader Hoyer on Trump’s impeachment, shocking memories of Capitol insurrection

Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment trial, and his terrifying memories of the Capitol insurrection, are discussed by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), in conversation with Jonathan Capehart.

Schumer, McConnell announce agreement on schedule, format for Trump trial

After spending the weekend in Delaware, the president plans to resume his focus on combating the pandemic. The second impeachment trial of Donald Trump gets underway in earnest on Tuesday.

Analysis | The central flaw in Trump’s impeachment defense

Without Trump's advocacy and falsehoods, there's almost certainly no violence at the Capitol on Jan. 6.

Analysis | 7 witnesses who could shed light at Trump’s impeachment trial

There is plenty we still don't know and could learn from testimony.

House impeachment managers push back on Trump team's claims that trial is unconstitutional

The House impeachment managers responded to former President Donald Trump’s lawyers in a pre-trial brief on Monday that pushed back on Trump’s claims that the trial was unconstitutional and his speech did not incite the rioters at the Capitol on Jan. 6.

Read: Former President Donald Trump's defense team's legal brief

In a pretrial brief ahead of former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate, Trump's legal team accused House Democrats of engaging in "political theater" and argued that the upcoming trial is unconstitutional because Trump is no longer president.

Read: House impeachment managers' brief ahead of Trump's impeachment trial

House impeachment managers filed their response to former President Donald Trump's initial pretrial brief shortly after 12 p.m. ET on Monday, their last opportunity to push back ahead of the impeachment trial on the claims that both Trump and most Senate Republicans are making that the trial itself is unconstitutional. Read their briefing below:

The Hill's 12:30 Report: Senate prepares for impeachment trial to start

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Shelby won't run for reelection

Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) said on Monday that he would not run for reelection in 2022.

READ: Trump lawyers' arguments for dismissal on impeachment

Attorneys for former President Trump on Monday argued in a new brief that the Senate should qu

Democrats argue Trump impeachment is constitutional and urge Senate conviction

House Democrats say there is no “January Exception" to the Constitution as they pushed back on claims that the impeachment trial against former President Donald Trump is unconstitutional, instead urging the Senate to convict him for allegedly inciting an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Lindsey Graham: Outcome of the Impeachment Trial 'Really Not in Doubt,' Will Result in an Acquittal

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said the outcome of the Senate impeachment trial against former President Donald Trump is "really not in doubt."

Gallup Poll: 52% Favor Senate Convicting Former President Trump

Fifty-two percent of U.S. adults surveyed ahead of the impeachment trial favor the Senate convicting former President Trump, a poll indicated.

"Political Theater" - Trump's Lawyers Demand Immediate Dismissal of Charges in Senate Impeachment Trial - With Legal Brief

Schoen, Castor President Trump’s lawyers argued the Senate should immediately dismiss the articles of impeachment in a 75-page legal brief filed Monday morning. Trump’s lead lawyers David Schoen and Bruce Castor in a pretrial brief accused the House Democrats of suffering from “Trump Derangement Syndrome,” engaging in “political theater” and called the trial unconstitutional because…

Trump's second impeachment trial to start this week

The Morning Joe panel discusses this week's second impeachment trial of Donald Trump and why members of Congress need to be recorded for where they stand on Trump and the January 6 U.S. Capitol riot.

Trump lawyers argue former President did not incite riots by telling supporters to 'fight like hell'

Donald Trump's legal team accused House Democrats Monday of engaging in "political theater" and argued that the upcoming Senate impeachment trial is unconstitutional because Trump is no longer President.

White House: Biden won't spend much time watching Trump impeachment trial

President Biden does not plan to watch much of his predecessor's impeachment trial this week, press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday, as the White House takes a hands-off approach to the Senate proceedings for former President Trump.

House impeachment managers slam Trump in final pre-trial brief: 'Most grievous constitutional crime ever'

The House impeachment managers accused former President Donald Trump of "the most grievous constitutional crime ever committed by a President" in their final brief before Trump's impeachment trial begins in earnest Tuesday.

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