Last updated on February 11, 2021
It is a time for the “most grievous constitutional crime ever”: House impeachment managers slam Trump in final pre-trial brief. He knows he’ll have the votes to defeat a conviction and will proclaim a “victory”, such that Branch Donaldians will see a sign for some martyred siege somewhere.
Liz Cheney: Trump’s attack on Pence during Capitol riot could’ve been a ‘premeditated effort to provoke violence’
The US Senate is to debate the impeachment of Donald Trump this week for a second time, deciding whether to prosecute the former president on charges of “incitement of insurrection” after his supporters fatally stormed the Capitol building.In a trial beginning on Tuesday, senators will hear evidence – some new and some all-too-familiar – of how and why the now-infamous events on 6 January unfolded before deciding whether to convict Trump.House of Representatives prosecutors have argued that the 45th president – with his baseless accusations of voter fraud – is “singularly responsible” for the violent insurrection, by “creating a powder keg, striking a match, and then seeking personal advantage from the ensuing havoc”.But Trump’s lawyers appear set to strenuously deny all accusations against him, with iterations of the word “denies” littering the 14-page rebuttal published last week, which outlines how the former president will argue the accusations against him.
The trial could conclude as early as Monday if neither side offers motions to subpoena witnesses or documents or submit evidence.
If they don’t use all the time for arguments, it’s even possible the trial could be done by the end of this week. https://t.co/wz1cElOScs
— Roll Call (@rollcall) February 9, 2021
Absolutely brilliant piece by Peter Keisler, Founder of the Federalist Society, @FedSoc,+Rich Bernstein. Makes key point that Trump's 1st Amendment defense is bogus and would mean a President couldn't be impeached for burning the flag/wearing swastika,etchttps://t.co/y4UAmuHKYN pic.twitter.com/ww2CNOZJMM
— Neal Katyal (@neal_katyal) February 8, 2021
Rep. Adam Schiff: "I think there's any number of ways in which [former President Trump] faces criminal exposure." pic.twitter.com/hHkTqpnqsn
— The Hill (@thehill) February 9, 2021
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