10 Things in Politics: Impeachment trial guide – The spies who love US again – A Conway on ‘American Idol’

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Good morning! Welcome to 10 Things in Politics. I'm Brent Griffiths. Sign up here to get this newsletter in your inbox each day. Send me your tips, thoughts to bgriffiths@insider.com or tweet me @BrentGriffiths.  Here's what you need to know: 1. IMPEACHMENT RETURNS: Former President Donald Trump's historic second impeachment trial is set to start later this morning.

Senators will begin by debating the other historic nature of the proceedings: the constitutionality of impeaching a former president. The arguments themselves follow on Wednesday. Here's what will be the same and different, per my colleagues Sonam Sheth and Jake Lahut. Same ending?: 45 of the 50 Senate Republicans are already on record saying it's unconstitutional to impeach a former president. Democrats would need 17 of them to convict Trump of inciting the Capitol riot, meaning it is almost certain he will receive a second acquittal. WATCH: Columbia Law School's professor of legislation Richard Briffault explains how the process works. Can we get a witness?: Probably not. Democrats feel...read more...