Tonight we're taking a different look a the impeachment trial and the ever-changing politics in the nation's capital
13 February, 2021, 14:13
The trial has highlighted the extraordinary danger lawmakers faced on January 6, when Trump urged his followers to march to the Capitol and "get wild" in an effort to prevent lawmakers from certifying his defeat to Democrat Joe Biden in the presidential election.
Trump replied by saying that antifa, not his supporters, was responsible.
"The article of impeachment now before the Senate is an unjust and blatantly unconstitutional act of political vengeance", attorney Michael van der Veensaid. "Hatred is at the heart".
Democratic impeachment managers rested their case Thursday after two days of often emotional presentations anchored by shocking video footage of a January 6 invasion of Congress by Trump's supporters.
Observers have said that Trump's lawyers have a simple objective: Don't lose any Republican votes. "We're trying to get hearsay from Mr. Tuberville".
Another key stat that reinforces all this: The Senators asked just28 questions during this trial, according to PBS's Lisa Desjardins.
He confirmed that the Pence team is "still fuming" over Trump's actions that day.
They displayed the many public and explicit instructions Trump gave his supporters - long before the White House rally that unleashed the deadly Capitol attack as Congress was certifying Democrat Joe Biden's victory. The incident left five people dead, including a Capitol Police officer.
Impeachment managers say Trump, who has never expressed remorse for his encouragement of the violent crowd, is so risky he should be barred from holding office again.
However, if even a handful of Republicans vote to convict, it would be a historic mark against Trump, fueling civil war within his party over whether to pursue his populist, divisive vision or return to more moderate values.
Bruce Castor, the head of Mr. Trump's legal team, also defended the former president's January 2 phone call to Brad Raffensperger, Georgia's Republican secretary of state.
They lost that argument, so now they had to set about defending the former president on the merits of the case.
They also argue that the Democrats' true aim is to remove him from the political scene.
"What's important about this trial is that it's really aimed to some extent at Donald Trump, but it's more aimed at some president we don't even know 20 years from now", said Sen. "That is what this trial is really about".
Trump's team played a roughly 10-minute video showing prominent Democrats using the word "fight" in political speeches. Van der Veen's name now appears in Trump's impeachment filings alongside those of Bruce Castor and David Shoen, an Atlanta-based lawyer who Trump scrambled to recruit just last week.
"That's OK, you didn't do anything wrong".
Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler said in a statement House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told her he spoke with Trump as rioters were storming the Capitol. "It's a word people use, but please stop the hypocrisy".
Seventeen Republican senators would have to join all the Democrats to reach the two-thirds majority needed to find the former president guilty.
Senators are poised to vote on whether Donald Trump will be held accountable for inciting the horrific attack at the Capitol after a speedy trial that laid bare the violence and danger to their own lives and the fragility of the nation's tradition of a peaceful transfer of presidential power.
Democrats had argued that Trump did nothing as the mob rioted.
"This pro-Trump insurrection did not spring out of thin air", Raskin said.
In an open letter issued last week and cited by the House managers, a group of almost 150 law professors called Trump's First Amendment defense "legally frivolous".
The defense attorneys countered in a short three hours Friday that Trump's words were not meant to incite the violence and impeachment is nothing but a "witch hunt" created to prevent him from serving in office again.
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