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WASHINGTON — The second impeachment of former President Trump is one step closer to trial.

Congressman Jamie Raskin charged Trump with inciting the deadly protests at the Capitol earlier this month. Upon the delivery of the articles of impeachment, Raskin spoke on behalf of the impeachment managers form the House on the Senate floor.

“Donald John Trump engaged in high crimes and misdemeanors against the government of the United States,” he said. “In the month proceeding the joint session, President Trump repeatedly issues false statements asserting that the presidential election results were the product of widespread fraud and should not be accepted by the American people or certified by state or federal officials.”

Raskin said Trump threatened the integrity of the U.S. political system by inciting the violence at the Capitol from earlier this month.

“President Trump gravely endangered the security of the United States and its institutions of government,” he continued. “He threatened the integrity of the democratic system, interfered with the peaceful transition of power.”

The managers, led by Raskin, will be sworn in on Tuesday. The trial is expected to get started the week of February 8th, just a little more than a year after Trump was acquitted in his first impeachment.