The impeachment of President Trump is about to enter a new, historic phase. Beginning next week, a president will be forced to defend himself at an impeachment trial for only the third time in U.S. history.
After Democrats initiated impeachment in the House, it’s now the Republicans’ turn in the Senate. Barring some extraordinary new evidence or developments, Trump is almost certain to be acquitted by the GOP-run upper chamber. But that doesn’t mean the trial won’t be filled with drama and potentially damaging consequences for one party or the other, or both.
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