The Debate

Trump impeachment trial: Former president to be charged with inciting insurrection

THE DEBATE
THE DEBATE © FRANCE 24
By: François PICARD Follow | Charles WENTE | Juliette LAURAIN
61 min

It's a first-ever second impeachment trial. We bring you a special edition on the first day of Donald Trump's trial before the US Senate. He is charged with inciting insurrection when in a bid to stop the certification of his re-election loss, he encouraged a crowd of supporters to march over to the US Capitol. 

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Why the trial of a president who's since left office? We hear arguments from both sides. The trial is a chance to take stock of Trump's star power now that he is a former president and to ask whether this is the epilogue of his four years in office or the start of a new chapter.

Produced by Charles Wente, Juliette Laurain and Imen Mellaz.

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