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Trump redefining the powers of a president

His actions have boosted executive's powers at expense of Congress, Judiciary: Analysts

Barring unforeseen circumstances, President Donald Trump is expected today to become only the third president of the United States to be formally impeached by Congress.

But in the next leg - a trial in the Senate, most probably early next year - he is almost certainly going to be acquitted.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 18, 2019, with the headline 'Trump redefining the powers of a president'. Subscribe