Majority of U.S. Senate says Trump impeachment trial is constitutional

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A majority of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday voted to hold a full impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump when they backed Democrats’ argument that the proceeding is allowed under the U.S. Constitution.

Trump’s lawyers argued that as a former president, the Senate has no legal standing for holding a trial on the House of Representatives’ impeachment charge that he incited an insurrection while in office.

(Reporting by Richard Cowan)

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