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Trump's about to be impeached again. What's next?

January 13, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 13: The U.S. Capitol stands on January 13, 2021 in Washington, DC. The House of Representatives is expected to vote to impeach President Donald Trump later today, after Vice President Mike Pence declined to use the 25th amendment to remove him from office after protestors breached the U.S. Capitol last week. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump is about to be impeached again -- the first leader in US history to be impeached twice by the House.

The House introduces and passes the articles of impeachment, but the Senate is where the person being impeached faces a trial -- and potential punishment.

Yes. The Senate has a set of rules first created around the impeachment of Andrew Johnson back in 1868 and then updated in 1986.

So Trump will be out of office before the Senate trial ends?

Yes. The senators will vote on impeaching a former President.

While the main penalty for a guilty verdict in an impeachment trial is removal from office, senators could vote to bar Trump from holding office in the future -- remember, he has not ruled out running for president in 2024.

In the first Trump impeachment trial, only one Republican senator -- Mitt Romney of Utah -- voted to remove him from office.

President Andrew Johnson was impeached, but survived the Senate trial by one vote after seven Republicans broke ranks with their party.

President Bill Clinton was impeached in his second term and was easily acquited; less than a majority of senators supported removing him from office, far from the 2/3 required.

It was a similar result for Trump's first impeachment, when only Romney joined Democrats and less than a majority of senators supported his conviction and removal from office.

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