Trump impeachment deemed constitutional by senate, six Republicans join 50 democrats in vote

WASHINGTON D.C (AP) — Six Republicans joined all 50 Senate Democrats in voting to proceed with the impeachment trial against former President Donald Trump. https://twitter.com/sahilkapur/status/1359273247930527745 WATCH: Trump’s 2nd impeachment trial starts with fight over its legitimacy Update at 2:30 p.m.…

Trump lawyers blast impeachment trial as 'political theater'

Lawyers for Donald Trump are blasting the impeachment case against him as an act of “political theater” by Democrats. In a brief filed Monday on the eve of the Senate impeachment trial, lawyers for the former president attack the case on multiple grounds. They say it is unconstitutional and must be dismissed. Trump’s historic second impeachment trial is set to start Tuesday with a debate and vote on whether it’s even constitutional to prosecute the former president now that he’s no longer in office. Democrats filed their own document Monday asserting that Trump had “betrayed the American people” and that there is no valid excuse or defense.