Watch Live: 2nd Impeachment Trial Of Former President Trump

Tuesday, February 9th 2021, 11:32 am
By: News On 6, CBS News

Washington, D.C. -

The second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump has begun on Tuesday.

This is the first time a former U.S. President is facing a Senate trial.

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CBS News states, Mr. Trump faces a single charge of "incitement of insurrection" for his role in the January 6 assault on the Capitol. The House of Representatives voted to impeach him on January 13, one week after the attack that left five people dead. He is the only president to be impeached twice, and is likely to be acquitted for a second time, as Democrats would need 17 Republicans to join them to vote to convict.

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According to CBS News, "House impeachment managers released their final brief ahead of the trial on Tuesday, responding to the rebuttal from Mr. Trump's attorneys, which challenged the constitutionality of the trial and argued that Mr. Trump was not responsible for the January 6 assault on the Capitol.

Lead House impeachment manager Jamie Raskin said the case is based on "cold, hard facts."

"You will not be hearing extended lectures from me, because our case is based on cold, hard facts. It's all about the facts," Raskin said.

According to CBS News, Raskin then played a video that showed Mr. Trump encouraging his supporters to "fight like hell" with footage of rioters storming the Capitol on January 6.