The three possible outcomes of Trump's impeachment trial

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Former U.S. president Donald Trump faces an impeachment trial for "incitement of insurrection" in a speech to supporters before the deadly attack on the Capitol. This animation explains the possible outcomes of the trial, which is set to being on Feb. 9, 2021.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. Depiction of Trump giving a speech to supporters before the attack on the Capitol
2. Depiction of the storming of the Capitol
3. Who will preside over Trump's impeachment trial
4. Number of senators currently expected to find Trump guilty, number of senators needed to vote to convict
5. Three possible outcomes

VOICEOVER (in English):

"Donald Trump faces an impeachment trial for 'incitement of insurrection' in a speech to supporters before the deadly attack on the Capitol."

"Trump is the first U.S. president to have been impeached twice and will become the first to face trial in the Senate after his term in office."

"Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts presided over Trump's first impeachment trial. But as Trump is no longer president, Roberts is not constitutionally obliged to preside over this trial."

"The Democrats could have chosen Vice President Kamala Harris to preside, but instead chose the Senate's longest-serving member and President Pro Tempore, Patrick Leahy of Vermont."

"There are 50 Republians in the Senate and 48 Democrats, along with two senators who caucus with the Democrats. Six Republicans are expected to side with the Democrats in finding Trump guilty."

"However, a two thirds majority of senators present is required to convict Trump. That means an additional 11 Republicans would have to side with the Democrats — if all senators are present."

"Trump's impeachment trial has three possible outcomes. First: the Democrats fail to muster a two-thirds majority and Trump is acquitted."

"Second: Trump is convicted."

"Third: Trump is convicted, and lawmakers declare that he engaged in 'insurrection or rebellion' under the 14th Amendment."

"Trump could then be banned from ever holding public office again by a majority vote in both the House of Representatives and the Senate."


SOURCES: Reuters, CNN
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-idUSKBN29U13G
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-explainer-idUSKBN29H1A8
https://edition.cnn.com/2021/01/28/politics/senate-democrats-trump-impeachment-trial/index.html