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Trump impeachment process allowed calling witnesses

The U.S. Senate has allowed the call of witnesses to the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, CNN reports, broadcasting live from the resumed hearings in the case.

55 senators voted for this decision, 45 against. Who exactly will become witnesses will be decided at separate votes. Prosecutors are expected to want to see Rep. Jamie Herrera-Butler in this role.

Calling witnesses to the process can postpone the proceedings, the newspaper writes.

Earlier, many Americans said that former US President Donald Trump should stop participating in the country's political life. 54 percent of respondents wanted Trump's final departure from politics. Such a move would have been approved by 81 percent of Democrats polled, 26 percent of Republicans, as well as 47 percent of survey participants who do not support these parties.

On February 9, the Senate began a second impeachment trial against Trump. On January 14, the House of Representatives voted to impeach the former owner of the White House in connection with the riots in Washington. This is the first time the US has attempted to remove a state leader from office after the end of his presidential term.

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