Preparations for Donald Trump's impeachment trial begin in US

A few hours before theimpeachmnt trial for the former US President Donald trump begins, the Capitol is buzzing with Senators pacing the corridors and preparing for one of the most important impeachment trials in the history of the country

Soon-to-be-impeached

The former US President Donald Trump will soon be tried for impeachment against the charges of motivating his supporter to march to the US Capitol in Washington and initiate a deadly riot.

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Impeachment managers meet

FILE - Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), center, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), and the other House impeachment managers meet in Pelosi’s office before the final house vote to impeach President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 13, 2021. Armed with lessons from the last impeachment trial of Former President Donald Trump, prosecutors plan a shorter, video-heavy presentation to confront Republicans with the fury they felt around the Capitol riot. (Erin Schaff © 2021 The New York Times)

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'Ex-President can be tried'

Lawyer Charles Cooper speaks to reporters in San Francisco, Dec. 6, 2010. Cooper, one of Washington’s leading conservative constitutional lawyers, publicly broke on Sunday with the main Republican argument against convicting former President Trump in his impeachment trial, asserting that an ex-president can indeed be tried for high crimes and misdemeanors. (Jim Wilson © 2021 The New York Times)

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Video evidence

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), lead impeachment manager, during a remote meeting in his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 4, 2021. Armed with lessons from the last impeachment trial of Former President Donald Trump, prosecutors plan a shorter, video-heavy presentation to confront Republicans with the fury they felt around the Capitol riot. (Erin Schaff © 2021 The New York Times)

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Prep meeting

Chief Impeachment counsel Barry Berke, left, and Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), lead impeachment manager, speak during a prep meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 7, 2021. Armed with lessons from the last impeachment trial of Former President Donald Trump, prosecutors plan a shorter, video-heavy presentation to confront Republicans with the fury they felt around the Capitol riot. (Erin Schaff © 2021 The New York Times)

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Chuck Schumer

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) prepares for and interview after departing the Senate floor at the Capitol in Washington on Jan. 25, 2021. As he prepares for an impeachment trial this week, Schumer is at the height of his political power in Washington and at home in New York, he is taking steps to head off a primary challenge from the left. (Erin Schaff © 2021 The New York Times)

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