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Trump impeachment trial: the key senators who could cross party lines

While a conviction is unlikely, some Republican senators such as Mitt Romney, Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins could break ranks over trial procedure while two Democrats could back the president

The Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, has pledged “total coordination” with the White House in the impeachment experiment of Donald Trump. But the 47 -member Democratic caucus in the Senate could take control of key parts of the process, enabling them to call witnesses or merely to prevent a quick removal of such cases, by recruiting four Republicans to make a 51 -seat majority.

A two-thirds majority of 67 senators would be needed to convict and remove Trump from agency, a seemingly unreachable amount for Democrats.

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