The US Senate is set to launch the impeachment trial against former president Donald Trump on Wednesday.
The Senate will consider the charge that Mr Trump’s fighting words to protesters at a rally, as well as weeks of falsely claiming the presidential election was stolen and rigged, provoked a mob to storm the Capitol. Five people died as a result of the riot, including a police officer.
So how will Mr Trump’s impeachment trial play out, who will testify, and how will it end? Here are five quick questions and answers, starting with the important basics.
1. Why are we here?
On January 6, then-president Donald Trump spoke at a “Save America” rally held near the White House, where he repeated his claim the 2020 presidential election was “stolen” from him.
The President told the crowd to march to the Capitol building in Washington, DC, saying, “You’ll never take back our country with weakness,” and, “You have to show strength, and you have…