How and Why Would an Ex-President Be Convicted in an Impeachment Trial?

Donald Trump is the first president in U.S. history impeached twice by the House of Representatives. The first time around, following a trial in the Senate, only one Republican, Mitt Romney, joined Democrats in voting to convict, on one count, far short of the two-thirds supermajority needed to remove him from office. This time, enough Republicans are angry about Trump’s role in fueling the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol that a two-thirds vote for conviction isn’t out of the question. The Senate vot


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