Trump impeachment: What you need to know about the Senate trial (VIDEO)


The US House of Representatives has impeached President Donald Trump, setting the stage for the third-ever Senate impeachment trial.

Here’s what you need to know about that.

Why is there a trial?

A trial in the Senate will follow the vote to impeach the president in the House, as decreed in the Constitution.

The House’s articles of impeachment level two accusations against the president: that he solicited a foreign country to help him politically and that he obstructed Congress. The Republican president has denied any wrongdoing, calling the inquiry a “witch hunt

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