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The impeachment trial against Trump begins Feb. 9: How and When to Watch



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The House could start the impeachment process on January 13.

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Oral arguments to the Senate impeachment trial against former President Donald Trump early Tuesday. During his last days as president of the United States, the House of Representatives voted to impeach Trump 232-197 on one deposition article: “incitement to insurrection”.

The Senate trial focuses on Trump’s role in instigating it attack on Capitol Hill January 6 that resulted in five deaths and dozens of arrests. Just before the riot, Trump spoke to followers in Washington, DC, at a rally to falsely denounce the 2020 election fraud in an effort to prevent Congress from confirming President Joe Biden’s victory. After the events of the day, Trump’s Twitter account, among other social media accounts, temporarily or permanently suspended.

Trump has rejected the request to testify under oath before or at the Senate trial. A formal letter (PDF) from the chief impeachment manager, Representative Jaimie Raskin, states that Trump “denied many of the factual allegations set forth in the impeachment article.”

Trump is the first president in history to be impeached twice and the first president to be subject to impeachment at the end of his term. If two-thirds of the senate votes to impeach Trump, there could be an additional vote to disqualify Trump from re-taking public office.

Here’s when and where you can watch the first day of Trump’s impeachment process.

When will the Trump impeachment process begin?

The Senate has a scheduled impeachment trial that is starting Tuesday, February 9 at 1 p.m. ET.

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Where you can watch the impeachment trial live

The Senate impeachment trial will be broadcast on most major TV news channels. If you don’t have cable, you can check out the trial version for free here.

How long will the process take?

There is no set time for an impeachment process. Trump’s first impeachment, in 2019, lasted three weeks. It is expected to be faster and confident largely on evidence gathered from news video, social media posts and live video from people on the spot. CNET will recap the events of each day.

Meanwhile, here is everything for you need to know about Trump’s impeachment.


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