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Former US President Donald Trump is accused of “betrayal of historic proportions”, in the charge today revealed by Democratic prosecutors for the political trial that begins in the Senate next week.

The charge in the political trial of Donald Trump claims that the former President put the lives of all members of Congress at risk when he impelled a crowd of supporters, “Like a loaded cannon”, towards the Capitol.

“The President incited a violent crowd to attack the Capitol of the United States, “say prosecutors, who consider Trump’s desire to” remain in power at any cost betrayal of historical proportions, which requires a conviction ”in the Senate.

Democrats believe Trump should be condemned in the political trial that begins in the Senate, next Tuesday, and permanently prevented from running again for the position of President of the USA.

The indictment links Trump’s baseless efforts to reverse the results of the November 3 presidential election, which he lost against the Democrat Joe Biden, to the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill, which caused five deaths, saying that the ex-President carries the “unmistakable” guilt for actions that directly threatened the foundations of American democracy.

Thus, Democrats argue that Trump should be found guilty, on charges of “Incitement to insurrection”.

“Your conduct has undermined the peaceful transition of power and compromised our national security, ”wrote the Democrats in their accusation of ‘impeachment’ against Donald Trump – the legal document that presents the arguments of the impeachment process approved in the House of Representatives.

Republicans have already responded to this document, responding that Democrats are using Donald Trump’s impeachment trial as “Political weapon”, to prevent the ex-President from attempting a re-election, in a case that they consider to be “undemocratic” and unconstitutional.

“It is the most reckless legislative action I have seen in my life,” said David Schoen, one of the lawyers who will represent Trump at the Senate political trial, alongside Bruce Castor, a former Pennsylvania attorney.

In a recent interview with the newspaper The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Schoen said he did not intend to argue that Trump lost the election because of fraud, as was often repeated by the former President, but would prefer to claim that this trial is “unconstitutional”.

Schoen also said he will argue that the words addressed by Trump to his supporters – at the rally in front of the White House that preceded the attack on the Capitol – are protected by the first amendment to the Constitution (which protects freedom of expression) and cannot be considered a incitement to riot.

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