Trump impeachment article to be sent to Senate for trial

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent the Senate a single article of impeachment yesterday accusing Donald Trump of inciting the Capitol riot, formally triggering the first-ever impeachment trial of a former president.
Pelosi, the top Democrat in Congress, vowed last week that the trial – already scheduled to open in the second week of February – should proceed, saying, “I don’t think it will be long, but we must do it”.
But Republican lawmakers signalled over the weekend that Democrats may struggle to secure Trump’s conviction over the storming of US legislative buildings earl