How to watch Trumps second Senate impeachment trial

Former President Trump’s second impeachment trial will begin on Tuesday, February 9, as senators gather to consider whether to convict the former president of incitement of insurrection after a mob of his supporters overran the U.S. Capitol in a deadly attack on January 6.

CBSN will air the trial in full and CBSN’s Elaine Quijano will provide analysis after it has concluded for the day. 

“CBS Evening News” anchor Norah O’Donnell will anchor CBS News’ special report from Washington, D.C. She will be joined by CBS News chief White House correspondent Nancy Cordes and CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett, as well as CBS News political analyst and “60 Minutes” correspondent John Dickerson in New York. CBS News correspondents Nikole Killion, Kris Van Cleave and Jeff Pegues will report from the Capitol.

How to watch Trump’s second impeachment trial

  • What: Former President Trump’s Senate impeachment trial
  • Date: Trial begins on Tuesday, February 9, 2021
  • Time: 12 p.m. ET
  • Location:  U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
  • Online stream: Live on CBSN in the player above and on your mobile or streaming device
  • On TV: CBS broadcast stations (Full list of CBS stations here)
  • Follow: Live updates on

The House voted to impeach Mr. Trump on January 13 on a charge of inciting an insurrection. Ten House Republicans joined every Democrat in voting for impeachment.

One week earlier, Mr. Trump told his supporters at a rally to “fight like hell” as members of Congress prepared to count the Electoral College votes. A mob of his angry backers then stormed the U.S. Capitol, sending lawmakers into hiding and delaying the electoral count for nearly six hours. The rioters shattered windows and broke down doors to gain access to the halls of Congress, and five people died in the melee.

Mr. Trump is the first president in history to be impeached twice. It appears likely he will be acquitted in the Senate, since 67 votes — two-thirds of the Senate — are needed to convict, which would mean 17 Republicans would have to join the 50 Democrats. Last week, in what could be foreshadowing of the outcome of the trial, 45 Senate Republicans voted to challenge the constitutionality of holding an impeachment trial against a former president.

The House impeachment managers last week requested Mr. Trump testify during his trial, but the former president’s lawyers quickly rejected that idea.

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