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    U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, D.C., October 18, 2019.Leah Millis | Reuters A CNBC survey conducted in the days before former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial finds a large share of Republicans want him to remain head of their party, but a majority of Americans want him out of politics. The CNBC All-America Economic Survey shows 54% of Americans want Trump "to remove himself from politics entirely." That was the sentiment of 81% of Democrats and 47% of Independents, but only 26% of Republicans. When it comes to Republicans, 74% want him to stay active in some way, including 48% who want him to remain head of the Republican party, 11% who want him to start a third party and 12% who say he should remain active in politics but not as head of any party. "If we're talking about Donald Trump's future, at the...
    TOPSHOT – US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Nikki Haley, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations in the Oval office of the White House on October 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. – Nikki Haley resigned Tuesday as the US ambassador to the United Nations, in the latest departure from President Donald Trump’s national security team. Meeting Haley in the Oval Office, Trump said that Haley had done a “fantastic job” and would leave at the end of the year. – Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images Nikki Haley, a leading contender for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024, has turned on former US president Donald Trump in blistering fashion, saying she was “disgusted” with the former president. Ms Haley, 49, who was Mr Trump’s ambassador to t he United Nations, said he had “let us down” and “fallen so far”. The former governor of South Carolina has...
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said Thursday that it is “crystal clear” to everyone involved that former President Donald Trump will not be convicted in his Senate impeachment trial. “I think the end result of this impeachment trial is crystal clear to everybody … Donald Trump will be acquitted,” Cruz predicted Thursday. “And every person in the senate chamber understands there are not the votes to convict him.” Cruz made the comment after House impeachment managers completed their presentation arguing for Trump to be convicted of “inciting an insurrection” leading up to the Capitol Hill siege last month that resulted in several deaths. Cruz’s Republican colleague Sen. Lindsey Graham agreed that Trump would be acquitted and said he has told the president he has nothing to worry about. “I think his team will do better, can do better,” Graham said to reporters. “I reinforced to the president the case is...
    “Like all witch hunts initiated by the left over the past four years, the indictment has nothing to do with facts, evidence and American interests,” said Michael van der Veen in beginning the defense statement. Using the same weapons as Democratic prosecutors, he immediately released videos, in particular to show that Donald Trump has regularly presented himself as the protector of “law and order”, but also that his opponents have themselves sometimes held fiery speeches. The 45th President of the United States is notably reproached for having launched “Fight like devils” to his supporters, just before they launched an attack on the seat of Congress, where elected officials were in the process of to certify the victory of his democratic rival Joe Biden in the presidential election. “This is ordinary political rhetoric, no different from the language used by all parties for hundreds of years”, pleaded Mr. van der...
    What's that old saying? The definition of insanity is continuing to do the same thing over and over while expecting a different outcome. Yeah, actually, that isn’t the most apt description of Senate Republicans, who are all but certain to repeat the same mistake they made just one year ago: acquitting Donald Trump of slam-dunk impeachment charges.    Nope, insanity is much too kind an explanation when it comes to GOP lawmakers' incessant cowardice regarding Trump. Endlessly craven, congenitally lazy, indubitably stupid—those descriptions, or some combination of the three, all work. You see, after five years of thinking they could simultaneously hug Trump and let him burn himself out without getting scorched in the process, they have once again settled on an unsupported conclusion that just happens to justify total inaction on their part to solve their Trump problem. The new rationale goes something like this: House Democrats have done such...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former President Donald Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Donald Trump’s lawyers are arguing that his words to his supporters who attacked the U.S. Capitol – to “fight like hell” – are common political rhetoric, using a video montage to show almost every single Senate Democrat using the word “fight” in political speeches. The lengthy video featured Vice President Kamala Harris, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and countless other Democrats using the word “fight,” without context. The video also featured most of the Democratic impeachment managers who are prosecuting the case that Trump incited the violent insurrection. Once the video finished, lawyer David Schoen pointed at both the senators and the impeachment managers and told them to “stop the hypocrisy.” The Democratic prosecutors have argued that Trump’s supporters were primed for violence on Jan. 6, the...
    Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Mike Lee (R-UT) met on Thursday with former President Donald Trump’s lawyers ahead of the team’s defense argument on the Senate floor Friday. All three senators are lawyers and no doubt offered advice or even admonitions after the lackluster presentation on the first day of the impeachment trial for what House Democrats claim was Trump’s incitement of the violent siege of the U.S. Capitol on January 6: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) to reporters after leaving a roughly 70 minute meeting with Donald Trump’s impeachment lawyers: “See you tomorrow.” Ted Cruz and Mike Lee were also spotted entering the meeting shortly before 4:30 p.m. pic.twitter.com/vyuLzIvAAx — JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) February 11, 2021 The Boston Globe reported on the meetup: After the meeting, Trump lawyer David Schoen told reporters they were “just talking about procedure,” calling them “friendly guys.” Senator Cruz later said that...
    Donald Trump’s impeachment defense begins—and is expected to end—today, following two days of argument for his guilt by the House impeachment managers. That prosecution was rock solid, tracing out how Trump set the stage to delegitimize an election he lost, then followed through when he did lose, insisting that the election must have been stolen. They showed that Trump himself chose the date of Jan. 6 for an event—which he promised “will be wild”—calling his supporters to Washington, D.C. on the day Congress met to certify the election results. They showed his repeated pressure and public attacks on Mike Pence, who he wanted to overturn the election. They showed how he encouraged the rally crowd outside the White House to be angry and to march on the Capitol. They showed how the mob received Trump’s instructions, saying it themselves in videos of the Capitol attack and in interviews and court documents since...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former President Donald Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Donald Trump’s lawyers have opened their arguments in the former president’s impeachment trial with a direct attack on Democrats. Arguing that Trump did not incite the Jan. 6 insurrection of his supporters at the U.S. Capitol, lawyer Michael van der Veen said that the trial is “constitutional cancel culture” by Democrats trying to retain power. He played a video of Democrats calling for protests after Black men and women were killed by police officers and objecting to Trump’s election in 2017. Trump’s supporters violently attacked the Capitol last month after he falsely claimed the presidential election was stolen from him for months and then told them to “fight like hell” as Congress counted the votes. The lawyers are arguing that the trial is unconstitutional, that Trump is protected by freedom of...
    WASHINGTON -- Lawyers for Donald Trump opened his impeachment defense Friday by strenuously denying he played any role in inciting the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol, blasting the case against him as political vengeance and part of a yearslong Democratic "witch hunt."An attorney for the former president told senators that Trump was entitled to dispute the 2020 election results and that his doing so, including in a speech that preceded the assault on the Capitol, did not amount to inciting the violence that followed."Nothing in the text could ever be construed as encouraging, condoning or enticing unlawful activity," said Michael van der Veen, one of Trump's attorneys.After a prosecution case rooted in emotive, violent images from the Capitol siege, the impeachment trial shifted to defense lawyers who were prepared to make a fundamental concession: The violence was every bit as traumatic, unacceptable and illegal as Democrats say - but...
    President Donald Trump's team of impeachment lawyers summoned the furious rhetorical style of their client as they began his defense Friday against what they termed a 'sham impeachment' they branded as a 'witch hunt.'  Lawyer Michael van der Veen came out swinging with legal arguments that appeared to channel the former Twitter fury of his client – calling the impeachment an 'appalling abuse' and even bringing up the Russia probe. He called the impeachment a 'shameful effort' to 'smear, censor, and cancel' Trump as well as his supporters.   Lawyer Michael van der Veen attacked the impeachment as a 'sham' process and brought up favorite targets of former President Donald Trump during the start of defense arguments on behalf of Trump Friday He cherry-picked Trump's political enemies, calling the impeachment a 'witch hunt,' while railing against the Russia probe and Antifa, and going after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 'left wing...
    Nuclear commanders had no idea how close Vice President Mike Pence's nuclear 'football' got to being taken by the MAGA mob until they saw the dramatic security footage shared at President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.  CNN reported Thursday night US Strategic Command became aware of the gravity of the incident after seeing the surveillance video played Wednesday during a presentation by impeachment manager, Rep. Stacey Plaskett.  The vice president always carries a backup 'football' that includes the nuclear launch codes in case the president is incapacitated.  The video showed Vice President Mike Pence, his wife Karen and his daughter Charlotte being rushed out surrounded by security during the January 6 MAGA riot  On January 6, Trump was safely at the White House during the Capitol insurrection, while Pence was in the building because he was presiding over the Electoral College vote count.  'As the rioters reached the top of the...
    WASHINGTON -- After a prosecution case rooted in emotive, violent images from the Capitol siege, Donald Trump's impeachment trial shifts on Friday to defense lawyers prepared to make a fundamental concession: The violence was every bit as traumatic, unacceptable and illegal as Democrats say.But, they will say, Trump did not order it.Acknowledging the horrors of the January day is meant to blunt the visceral impact of the House Democrats' case and quickly pivot to what Trump's defenders see as the core - and more winnable - issue of the trial: Whether Trump can be held responsible for inciting the deadly Jan. 6 riot.The argument is likely to appeal to Republican senators who want to be seen as condemning the violence but without convicting the president.EMBED More News Videos Democrats rested their case against Donald Trump after two days of presenting evidence they say shows he incited the Jan. 6 riot...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former President Donald Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Defense lawyers have begun their opening arguments in the impeachment trial of Donald Trump as the case speeds to an expected conclusion this weekend. The Trump legal team is expected to argue that the former president did not incite the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol and that his speech was protected by the First Amendment. The lawyers have also raised questions about the trial’s constitutionality because Trump is no longer in office. Trump’s lawyers are not expected to use anywhere close to their allotted time and will wrap up their arguments later Friday. After that, senators who are serving as jurors will have an opportunity to ask questions of lawyers for both sides, followed by closing arguments. The case is likely to conclude as soon as Saturday. ___ HERE’S...
    Donald Trump’s impeachment defense begins—and is expected to end—today, following two days of argument for his guilt by the House impeachment managers. That prosecution was rock solid, tracing out how Trump set the stage to delegitimize an election he lost, then followed through when he did lose, insisting that the election must have been stolen. They showed that Trump himself chose the date of Jan. 6 for an event—which he promised “will be wild”—calling his supporters to Washington, D.C. on the day Congress met to certify the election results. They showed his repeated pressure and public attacks on Mike Pence, who he wanted to overturn the election. They showed how he encouraged the rally crowd outside the White House to be angry and to march on the Capitol. They showed how the mob received Trump’s instructions, saying it themselves in videos of the Capitol attack and in interviews and court documents since that...
    Democrats, who have little hope of winning a conviction from two-thirds of a Senate divided exactly in half, are also making their case to the American people. Miami World / Telemundo 51 Meanwhile, lawyers for Trump and Republicans focus more on the legal than on emotional or historical issues, hoping to put all of this in the past as quickly as possible. Five people died from the assault on the Capitol and its aftermath. Trump’s second impeachment trial, on the charge of inciting an insurrection, is similar to the process he faced last year over his relations with Ukraine, and prosecutors are warning the Senate that Trump has shown he is limitless and represents a constant danger to public order unless convicted. Even outside the White House, the ex-president has great influence over a huge number of voters. Democratic representatives serving as prosecutors drew a straight line between Trump’s repeated...
    WASHINGTON -- After a prosecution case rooted in emotive, violent images from the Capitol siege, Donald Trump's impeachment trial shifts on Friday to defense lawyers prepared to make a fundamental concession: The violence was every bit as traumatic, unacceptable and illegal as Democrats say.But, they will say, Trump had nothing to do with it.Stipulating to the horrors of the day is meant to blunt the visceral impact of the House Democrats' case and quickly pivot to what they see as the core - and more winnable - issue of the trial: whether Trump can be held responsible for inciting the deadly Jan. 6 riot.EMBED More News Videos Democrats rested their case against Donald Trump after two days of presenting evidence they say shows he incited the Jan. 6 riot and insurrection at the US Capitol. The argument is likely to appeal to Republican senators who themselves want to be seen...
    Former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley said Republicans needed to acknowledge former President Donald Trump failed the party by contesting the 2020 presidential election that ended in a riot on Capitol Hill. Because of the chaotic ending to his presidency, Haley said Trump would not be politically relevant in the future. “I don’t think he’s going to be in the picture. I don’t think he can. He’s fallen so far,” she said. “We need to acknowledge he let us down. He went down a path he shouldn’t have, and we shouldn’t have followed him.” The former diplomat spoke about Trump in an interview with Politico’s Tim Alberta for a magazine cover story on her political future. In the exchange, Haley specifically criticized Trump’s attempt to blame his loss on Vice President Mike Pence for certifying the 2020 election in Congress. “When I tell you I’m angry, it’s an understatement,” she said....
     Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial continues Friday in the Senate, as the former president’s defense team are expected to argue that he did not incite violence at the Capitol on Jan. 6. On Tuesday, Bruce Castor, one of the lawyers representing Trump, shocked viewers with his rambling defense. Even conservative figures blasted his “terrible” performance while the former president himself was reportedly “deeply unhappy with that performance, he was borderline screaming.” Trump’s legal team plans to use only one day to present their arguments, according to NBC News, planning on finishing their case by Friday evening. The House managers, led by Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), presented their case on Wednesday and Thursday, presenting new footage from Capitol security cameras, some of which showed insurrectionists verbally abusing Capitol police officers. Despite the video evidence, which Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) labeled as “pretty damning,” the majority of Republican senators will likely vote to acquit...
    Friday, House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) weighed in on former President Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment trial as a growing number of Republicans try to distance themselves from supporting Trump. Clyburn told CNN’s “New Day” that even though he believes the Senate will ultimately acquit Trump, he does not think Trump is “going to escape” without consequences in other states. He warned that “this is just the beginning.” “You know, I watched very intently, especially on yesterday as the House managers closed their remarks. They were brilliant all week. They have allowed the American people to see exactly who and what Donald Trump is,” Clyburn declared. “This, to me, is a big contribution to the Republican Party. I don’t see how they could possibly not take this opportunity to free themselves of the yoke that this man is around their necks.” “And so, I don’t know that they’ll do it....
    The Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump will continue Friday. Trump's defense team will now have its turn to present its arguments before the Senate. The lawyers are expected to argue that Trump, as a private citizen, cannot be impeached and to contrast Trump's words with those of Democrats criticized as using similar language against Republicans. News Impeachment Senate Donald Trump Washington Capitol Hill
    MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough said Friday that the GOP will “follow Donald Trump and those conspiracy theories, no matter what.” The MSNBC host said the “hundreds of thousands” of Republicans leaving the party made him think of the division between the right and the center right in Poland, which was largely due to a plane crash conspiracy theory as explained in “Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism” by Anne Applebaum, staff writer at The Atlantic. (RELATED: Ben Sasse Blasts QAnon In Op-Ed: ‘Nourished By Treachery, Poor Political Judgement, And Cowardice’) “And as you explained the conspiracy theories changed every day, and it didn’t matter that the facts constantly changed and constantly contradicted themselves. They became identified with this,” Scarborough told Applebaum on “Morning Joe” Friday. “The same thing appears to be happening here in the United States where these Republicans, they really don’t care what the facts are. They...
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accused Republican senators who don’t vote to convict former President Donald Trump of being “co-conspirators.” “If Senate Republicans fail to convict Donald Trump, it won't be because the facts were with him or his lawyers mounted a competent defense,” Trump’s former political opponent tweeted Wednesday. “It will be because the jury includes his co-conspirators.” If Senate Republicans fail to convict Donald Trump, it won't be because the facts were with him or his lawyers mounted a competent defense. It will be because the jury includes his co-conspirators.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 10, 2021 Clinton’s tweet came as Democrats made arguments in Trump’s impeachment trial for the second day, attempting to make the case that he should be convicted and prevented from running for office in the future for “inciting an insurrection” on Capitol Hill in early January. Democrats maintain that Trump, and his fellow...
    Nikki Haley said the Republican Party followed Donald Trump down a path it shouldn't have and 'we can't ever let that happen again.' Her blunt words and criticism of the former president, made in an interview with Politico, signal she's seriously considering a 2024 White House run.  Haley, who served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations under Trump, made the startling break with him in the interview, which came as the former president faced his second impeachment trial, this time on charges of inciting the January 6th insurrection at the Capitol that left five dead. 'We need to acknowledge he let us down,' she told Politico of Trump. 'He went down a path he shouldn't have, and we shouldn't have followed him, and we shouldn't have listened to him. And we can't let that ever happen again.' But she also made a bid for Trump supporters - a group...
    MSNBC legal analyst and former federal prosecutor Paul Butler on Friday argued that “impeachment is just the beginning for Donald Trump.” A Georgia district attorney is investigating the former president’s alleged efforts to overturn Georgia’s vote in the 2020 presidential election. Butler said on “Morning Joe” that Trump and his lawyers “are going to in criminal and civil courtrooms all over the United States” for his actions fighting the 2020 presidential election results. “Impeachment is just the beginning for Donald Trump,” Butler advised. “He and his lawyers are going to be in criminal and civil courtrooms all over the United States. And it’s funny because in Georgia, his defense is the same as … impeachment. The defense is he didn’t actually mean it. It’s just Trump being Trump. You know how he is. So in impeachment, he says, ‘When I tell my supporters to fight, I don’t mean that literally.’...
    (CNN)Donald Trump was far sicker with Covid-19 than the White House physician or his top aides let on, even to the point where there were concerns that the then-President would have to be put on a ventilator to deal with the illness.The details of the previously unacknowledged severity of Trump's condition, which were first reported by The New York Times, are as unsurprising as they are appalling.Throughout Trump's campaign for president and the four years in the White House, he and those closest to him repeatedly sought to obfuscate about his overall health -- setting new lows in the standards of transparency for our chief executive in the process.Remember that the extent of Trump's medical history that we were privy to during the 2016 campaign was a single handwritten note by his longtime doctor, Harold Bornstein, that included this now-infamous line: "If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will...
    DONALD Trump’s bitter trade war with China has been blamed for a global shortage of PlayStation 5s that has left gamers unable to get hold of Sony’s new console for months. The former US President spent much of his time in the White House embroiled in the dispute, slapping huge tariffs on imports from across the Pacific and blocking Chinese tech giants from operating in the United States. Rex Features 3 Former US President Donald Trump has been blamed for the global PS5 shortage Sony says that the resultant dearth of microchips – alongside the coronavirus pandemic – has hampered its efforts to produce enough consoles following the release of the PlayStation 5 (PS5) in November. A surge in sales of laptops and monitors is also thought to have contributed to the shortage, CNBC reports. Millions of people around the globe have been forced to work from home over...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS/AP) — Bruce L. Castor Jr., the former district attorney for Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, answered his cellphone, but he had no time to talk. “I’m 12 minutes from prime time,” he said, before heading to the well of the U.S. Senate to defend his client, Donald Trump, as one of two defense lawyers in the ex-president’s second impeachment trial. It may have marked the high point for him. RELATED: Three-Week-Old Girl Sitting On Mothers Lap Killed In Head-On Crash In Northeast Philly, Another Baby Injured Castor’s moment in the national glare, televised from the well of the Senate chamber, was seen as an ambling and at times aimless hour-long disquisition in search of a point. And that was just the opinion of several Republican senators, including steadfast supporters of the president. “I thought I knew where he was going, and I really didn’t know where it was going,” said Sen....
    The Georgia prosecutor heading the probe into whether President Donald Trump broke the law by trying to overturn the election in the state says it will go beyond the president's infamous phone call where he demanded officials 'find' votes that would make him the winner. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis spoke about the scope of her office's probe Thursday night as impeachment managers completed their case against Trump, which referenced the phone call. 'The investigation seems that it will go past just this one phone call that we've discussed,' Willis told MSNBC.  Willis indicated her office was unlikely to seek to depose former President Donald Trump, who made the call to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger where he demanded he 'find 11,780 votes.' Fulton County, Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis said her probe will go beyond President Donald Trump's infamous phone call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger...
    “The president (Donald Trump, editor’s note) is very optimistic,” one of his lawyers, David Schoen, said Thursday on Fox News, promising a short presentation of less than four hours. Uno “tragedy” without “any link” with Donald Trump: the defense speaks Friday in the Senate, hoping for a quick acquittal of the former US president accused of “incitement to insurgency” in the assault on the Capitol . President Joe Biden, who has spent more than 35 years on the benches of the upper house of Congress, said he was “impatient” to see what his Republican “friends” would do in the vote that could come this weekend, hoping that they would take “their responsibilities”. From noon (6:00 p.m. HB), lawyers for the 45th President of the United States will attempt to dismantle the arguments of the Democratic prosecutors who, for two days, returned to the bloody attack of January 6...
    WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial continues into its fourth day Friday when his team of lawyers begin mounting their defense. House impeachment managers, led by Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), closed their remarks on Thursday evening after presenting 16 hours of evidence arguing that Trump was responsible for inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Trump lead impeachment lawyer David Schoen has indicated the defense will not use the full 16 hours allocated to present their case. Senators then have four hours to ask questions of both sides before a four hour debate on whether to call witnesses. Speaking with reporters on Thursday evening, Schoen said the defense team would likely only use three to four hours on Friday to present its arguments, meaning that a vote could come as early as Saturday evening if the chamber moves forward with the question and answer portion later Friday. Schoen, an observant...
    A “tragedy” without “any connection” with Donald Trump: the defense speaks on Friday in the Senate, hoping for a quick acquittal of the former US president accused of “incitement to insurgency” in the assault on the Capitol . President Joe Biden, who has spent more than 35 years on the benches of the upper house of Congress, said he was “impatient” to see what his Republican “friends” would do in the vote that could come this weekend, hoping that they would take “their responsibilities”. From noon (6:00 p.m. HB), lawyers for the 45th President of the United States will attempt to dismantle the arguments of the Democratic prosecutors who, for two days, returned to the bloody attack of January 6 in a relentless statement, riddled with shock videos. “The president (Donald Trump, editor’s note) is very optimistic,” one of his lawyers, David Schoen, said Thursday on Fox News, promising...
    (CNN)Nikki Haley hasn't said much about Donald Trump and the future of the Republican Party since the former President went down the rabbit hole of stolen election conspiracy theories, a path that led directly to the riot at the US Capitol on January 6.That was, of course, purposeful. Haley, the former South Carolina governor and UN Ambassador for Trump with an eye on a presidential run in 2024, didn't want to be anywhere near Trump's false claims about the election. And after January 6, Trump became absolutely radioactive to all but his most ardent supporters.After waiting and watching for the last three months, Haley made her move Friday -- in the form of a long profile of her future prospects by Politico's Tim Alberta that includes this eye-opening quote on Trump:"We need to acknowledge he let us down. He went down a path he shouldn't have, and we shouldn't have...
    A man in paramilitary gear with zip-tie handcuffs on the floor of the United States Congress. A noose and scaffold built outside our nation’s Capitol building. A mob charging a lone Black police officer just yards away from the undefended entrance to the Senate chambers. These are just a few images seared into the minds of millions of the Jan. 6 storming and sacking of the U.S. Capitol building by an angry mob bent on overturning the results of a free and fair election. Five Americans lost their lives in the attack. Our democracy survived, but our nation is now keenly aware that survival was not a foregone conclusion and we may not be so lucky next time. Article continues after advertisement We can never allow our democracy to be threatened again. We must hold those responsible for the assault on our Capitol responsible, and that begins by impeaching and...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former President Donald Trump's second Senate impeachment trial (all times local): 8:35 a.m. Now it's the Trump team's time. House prosecutors at former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial relied on emotion and violent images on video to make their case in arguments over the past two days. The Senate trial is shifting to Trump's defense lawyers on Friday, and they're prepared to acknowledge that the violence at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 was every bit as traumatic, unacceptable and illegal as Democrats say. But Trump's lawyers plan to say Trump had nothing to do with it. They want to pivot to what they see as the core and more winnable issue of the trial: whether Trump can be held responsible for inciting the deadly riot. The argument is likely to appeal to Republican senators who themselves want to be seen as condemning...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former President Donald Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial (all times local): 8:35 a.m. Now it’s the Trump team’s time. House prosecutors at former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial relied on emotion and violent images on video to make their case in arguments over the past two days. The Senate trial is shifting to Trump’s defense lawyers on Friday, and they’re prepared to acknowledge that the violence at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 was every bit as traumatic, unacceptable and illegal as Democrats say. But Trump’s lawyers plan to say Trump had nothing to do with it. They want to pivot to what they see as the core and more winnable issue of the trial: whether Trump can be held responsible for inciting the deadly riot. The argument is likely to appeal to Republican senators who themselves want to be seen as condemning...
    WASHINGTON -- Nikki Haley, the former ambassador to the United Nations under Donald Trump's administration, said the former president "has let us down," her first public break from him since the violent siege of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.Haley, who is also widely considered a leading contender for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, made her decisive comments to Politico's Tim Alberta in a Jan. 12 interview that was published Friday."He went down a path he shouldn't have, and we shouldn't have followed him, and we shouldn't have listened to him. And we can't let that ever happen again," she said.EMBED More News Videos "Unfortunately, we can now add Jan. 6, 2021 to that very short list of dates in American history that will live forever in infamy," said Sen. Chuck Schumer. See how things escalated in our minute-by-minute video as chaos erupted. Haley had condemned the attack on the...
    WASHINGTON -- After a prosecution case rooted in emotive, violent images from the Capitol siege, Donald Trump's impeachment trial shifts on Friday to defense lawyers prepared to make a fundamental concession: The violence was every bit as traumatic, unacceptable and illegal as Democrats say.But, they will say, Trump had nothing to do with it.Stipulating to the horrors of the day is meant to blunt the visceral impact of the House Democrats' case and quickly pivot to what they see as the core - and more winnable - issue of the trial: whether Trump can be held responsible for inciting the deadly Jan. 6 riot.The argument is likely to appeal to Republican senators who themselves want to be seen as condemning the violence without convicting the president."They haven't in any way tied it to Trump," David Schoen, one of the president's lawyers, told reporters near the end of two full days...
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran’s Revolutionary Guards conducted an overnight ground forces drill near the Iraqi border in the southwest of the country, state television reported on Friday. It said tank divisions, drone units and paratroopers participated in the annual drill - dubbed the “Great Prophet” - that followed week-long celebrations marking the 42nd anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. The Islamic Republic has recently conducted several military exercises as it seeks to push the United States to return to Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. Last month, Iran tested surface-to-surface ballistic missiles and short-range naval missiles, as well as a wide range of domestically produced drones. U.S. President Joe Biden, who took office last month, has said Washington will rejoin the deal that his predecessor Donald Trump abandoned “if Iran resumes strict compliance” with the agreement, which imposed strict curbs on Tehran's uranium enrichment activities in return for a...
    New York : Trump incited the mob that stormed Congress in January. Photo: Jon Cherry / . For: Marguerite gautier February 12, 2021 With this week of news, it seems that the government of Donald Trump would not have ended the inauguration of President Joe Biden on January 20, because all the news of national politics is focused on the Senate trial in Washington DC. Although Biden and his vice president Kamala Harris make their efforts and work hard to show that they have already reached the White House, issuing executive orders or decrees almost for everything, the information is greater about the political future of the former New York magnate now based in its heavenly spa of Mar-a-Lago from Palm Beach, Florida. And it is no wonder, we all want to know how he will come out of his second political...
    More than a month has passed since one of the most important and unexpected events of recent years in the United States and throughout the world, the assault on the American Capitol on January 6, 2021. Some time later, more details about what happened that day are being known. An Oath Keepers Leader, leader of the paramilitary group, planned and participated with others in the assault on the US Capitol and believed he was obeying instructions from Donald Trump, as reported in documents of the Department of Justice released by local US media. “As the inauguration approached, Jessica watkins indicated that I was waiting for instructions from President Trump“says a document cited by CNN. Oath Keepers It’s one of the America’s largest anti-government radical groups at present “, made up of” tens of thousands of police officers and military veterans, “says the Southern Poverty Law Center. “If Trump asks...
    The defense will speak on Friday in the Senate, hoping for a quick acquittal of the former president, accused of “incitement to insurgency” in the assault on the Capitol. AT From noon (7 Belgian time), the lawyers of the 45th President of the United States will try to dismantle the arguments of the Democratic prosecutors who, for two days, returned to the bloody attack of January 6 in a relentless statement, riddled with shock videos. “The president is very optimistic,” one of his lawyers, David Schoen, said Thursday on Fox News, promising a short presentation, less than four hours, before the hundred senators, judges, jurors, and witnesses of this trial historical. “As I said from the beginning of this thing, this trial should never have happened and if it were to happen, it should be as short as possible, given the total lack of evidence,” he said. assaulted....
    Attorney Alan Dershowitz has criticized the House impeachment managers for going on 'too long' in presenting their case against Donald Trump to the Senate, where he is charged with inciting the January 6 Capitol riot. Dershowitz, who defended Trump in his first impeachment trial but is on the sidelines for the second, was reacting after House Democrats acting as prosecutors rested their case on Thursday. Trump's defense team will make their case on Friday.  'The Democrats overplayed their hand today, they went on too long, too repetitious, they should have rested yesterday,' Dershowitz told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Thursday. 'I think the Republicans -- the lawyers [on Trump's defense team] -- will do a good job by making it neat and clean, and to the point and short,' he added. Attorney Alan Dershowitz has criticized the House impeachment managers for going on 'too long' in presenting their...
              U.S. President Joe Biden has requested the resignation of U.S. Attorney Michael Dunavant, who oversees the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Tennessee and who was appointed by former U.S. President Donald Trump. U.S. Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Cherri Green told The Tennessee Star in an email Thursday that U.S. Attorneys “serve at the will and pleasure of the President.” “Mr. Dunavant was informed on Tuesday, February 9 by the Acting Attorney General that the President requested his resignation, effective February 28,” Green said. “Effective March 1, 2021, First Assistant United States Attorney Joe Murphy will succeed Mr. Dunavant as the Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee pursuant to the Vacancies Reform Act. The Office priorities will continue as directed by the Attorney General.” According to a press release, Dunavant led successful investigations and federal prosecutions of multiple...
    MSNBC’s Chris Hayes played several clips of former President Donald Trump’s 2016 Republican primary opponents warning of his propensity for inciting violence, highlighting what he viewed as their hypocrisy for defending him — and almost assuredly voting to acquit him for inciting violence at the Capitol — in 2021. Hayes began the segment by playing a clip of House Lead Impeachment Manager Rep. Jamie Raskin’s (D-MD) argument from earlier in the day. “January 6th was the culmination of the president’s actions, not an aberration from them,” Raskin said. “The insurrection was the most violent and dangerous episode so far in Donald Trump’s continuing pattern and practice of inciting violence.” “Today, impeachment managers reminded the Senate that Trump has been encouraging violence from his supporters from the very start,” Hayes noted. “All the way back when he was running for president in his campaign rallies beginning in 2015, and at the time, many of the loudest warnings about that violence he was inciting and encouraging...
    Former President Donald Trump "plans to stay in the arena," according to one of his top White House aides. Mark Meadows, who was Trump's final chief of staff, spoke about plans for the future Thursday in a radio interview with host Sebastian Gorka, who himself is a former White House adviser. He offered rare insight into what Trump is up to these days, more than three weeks removed from the White House and now facing a Senate impeachment trial. Meadows, who said he spoke to Trump on Wednesday and Thursday, said Trump "continues to put America first, but he also plans to stay in the arena." He also said, "America and the 75 million voters are not done with Donald Trump and all he did for the country," referring to the number of people who voted for Trump in the 2020 election. Trump met with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy...
    WASHINGTON (KABC) -- During the third day of former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, House impeachment manager and Southern California Rep. Ted Lieu explained he is not fearful of Trump running in 2024, but he is worried what would happen if he runs again and loses."I'm not afraid of Donald Trump running again in four years. I'm afraid he's going to run again and lose. Because he can do this again," Lieu told senators Thursday.Making the argument that inciting insurrection is an impeachable offense, Democrats spent their final day asking jurors to think about how dangerous it would be if former President Trump ran again and how Jan. 6 could be repeated by Trump or someone else."If you read my speech, and many people have done it. It's been analyzed, and people thought that what I said was totally appropriate," said Trump in a clip played from remarks he gave...
    House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said Thursday on MSNBC’s “The ReidOut” that the Republican Party has become a Donald Trump cult lacking principles and ideology. Anchor Joy Reid said, “Congressman Schiff, do we need to start having a serious conversation not just about Donald Trump being a bad guy, but about the Republican Party becoming a radicalized anti-democratic institution? Because you can’t have a regular party like the Democrats who have their flaws, and we can have an issue with them and a party that is willing to seize the power by force? Because that’s what that sounded like it to me.” Schiff said, “That’s absolutely right. I think the managers they’re talking about Donald Trump because he’s the one on trial, and that makes perfect sense, but there are broader, serious problems with the GOP right now as a party. It has really become a cult...
    How can any patriotic American watch the two days of the House managers’ powerful presentation and not only want to hold Donald Trump responsible for inciting the insurrection–but demand he be held accountable?! How could a patriot watch the people Trump incited—as countless insurrectionists told us point blank he did—sack our Capitol to prevent the certification of the election, kill a police officer, and injure 140 other officers and not vocally denounce Trump?! How?! You tell me, because I can’t make sense of it. Yes, I know it’s potentially dangerous to get into who is a patriot versus who is a traitor when it comes to political issues. But here’s the thing: The attack on Jan. 6 is not—and can never be—viewed as a typical political issue.READ THIS LIST Impeachment Covid-19 Cheat Sheet Politics Entertainment Media World Half Full U.S. News Scouted Travel Beast Inside Crossword Newsletters ...
    After holding a focus group to analyze the reactions of those viewing Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, Republican pollster Frank Luntz predicted that although the former president will almost certainly be acquitted, his reputation will be damaged “forever.” Appearing as a guest on Fox News anchor Bret Baier’s show, Luntz presented footage from his recent focus group, during which some participants insisted that Trump did nothing wrong with respect to the pro-Trump mob that perpetrated the Capitol insurrection. One focus group member even managed to claim that “Osama bin Laden was innocent,” while another argued Trump should be “convicted and barred from office and separately tried and imprisoned.” Following the footage of the voter panel, Baier asked Luntz what information he gathered from the focus group, noting the wide range in comments. “The intensity is clearly on Donald Trump’s side. We found this every day since Election Day itself. The Trump people will...
    President Donald Trump was sicker than he admitted when he had COVID-19 in October, with officials believing he may need to be put on a ventilator.  The New York Times reported new details Thursday about Trump's condition - and revealed the effort to get him experimental drugs not available to the American public.   The White House announced that the president and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive for the coronavirus on October 1, after Bloomberg News had reported that top aide Hope Hicks had experienced symptoms on Air Force One the night before.  President Donald Trump gives reporters a thumbs up as he walks to Marine One to go to Walter Reed to be treated for COVID-19 on October 2. The Times reported Thursday new details about Trump's COVID case, including officials feared he may need to be put on a ventilator  President Donald Trump took a...
    House impeachment managers wrapped up two days of oral arguments, asserting that if former President Donald Trump isn't held accountable for his role in the Jan. 6 riots and convicted by the Senate, he could incite further violence. After days of emotional recaps and graphic footage from the Capitol, the Democratic managers on Thursday sought to make a direct connection between Trump and the attack perpetrated by his supporters and spell out what they believe is a long pattern of the ex-president embracing and condoning violence throughout his time in office.[ READ: Dems Draw on Emotion in Trump Trial ]The third day of the impeachment trial centered on the question of Trump's complicity in provoking supporters to carry out violence and the harm the riots caused to democracy and national security as well as the "damage to our international reputation." The managers didn't use the entirety of their 16 hours and, with...
    Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) walks through the Senate Reception Room on the third day of former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial at the U.S. Capitol on February 11, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mandel Ngan-Pool/Getty Images) Loading the player... Republican U.S. senators met with Donald Trump‘s impeachment lawyers on Thursday, despite their role as jurors in the trial to convict or acquit the disgraced former U.S. president. The reportedly 70-minute-long meeting took place a day before the impeachment defense team is set to present their case before the 100 U.S. senators who have been sworn in to serve as jurors determining Trump’s fate. Read More: What you should know about Black impeachment managers prosecuting Trump Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) walks through the Senate Reception Room on the third day of former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial at the U.S. Capitol on February 11, 2021 in Washington,...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- For President Joe Biden's first 100 days in office, Eyewitness News will have a special election edition of "The Countdown" to get you caught up with all of the day's political and campaign news.You can watch it online, on the ABC7NY app or on our Connected TV apps for Fire, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV. Click here to learn more.Thursday, Feb. 11Dems end opening arguments in Trump trialHouse Democrats prosecuting President Donald Trump's impeachment have wrapped up their opening arguments.Rep. Jamie Raskin implored senators in his closing speech to exercise "common sense about what just took place in our country" and find Trump guilty of inciting an insurrection. Raskin is the lead prosecutor for the House.He said senators have the power under the Constitution to find Trump guilty of having betrayed the oath of office the nation's founders wrote into the Constitution.Another impeachment manager warned...
    Former Obama-era CIA Director John Brennan declared Wednesday that only “dishonest” and “self-serving” senators will vote to acquit Donald Trump in the U.S. Senate’s second impeachment of the former president. “House impeachment managers providing compelling evidence that Donald Trump provoked, encouraged, & abetted the deadly insurrection at the Capitol. Trump acted as a lawless thug, inciting his fellow lawless thugs,” Brennan wrote on Twitter. “Only dishonest & self-serving Senators will vote to acquit.” House impeachment managers providing compelling evidence that Donald Trump provoked, encouraged, & abetted the deadly insurrection at the Capitol. Trump acted as a lawless thug, inciting his fellow lawless thugs. Only dishonest & self-serving Senators will vote to acquit. — John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) February 11, 2021 In a separate tweet, Brennan slammed Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) criticism of House Impeachment Managers’ argument in favor of Trump’s impeachment over last month’s riot at the U.S. Capitol,...
    MSNBC national affairs analyst John Heilemann said on Thursday’s broadcast of “Deadline” said that former President Donald Trump is a “monster” who encouraged the mob at the deadly Capitol riot to hunt former Vice President Mike Pence. Anchor Nicolle Wallace said, “What is this Republican Party if they are not for holding accountable he who incites an insurrection against them?” Heilemann said, “They care only about their political futures and how they perceive it. But I’ll tell you what else they are in addition to being cowardly or being actual autocrats on the side of the insurrection, in addition to that, they’re idiots because the reality is, what they learned, if they learn nothing else from yesterday, is that loyalty to Donald Trump is of no use to you whatsoever. What happened yesterday, as we saw vividly, and I think this is another thing that many of the senators got...
    ABC News senior national correspondent Terry Moran said Thursday during his network’s coverage of former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial that America has a continuing threat of domestic terrorism “based on the MAGA movement.” Moran said, “I thought Representative Raskin, they all touched on this issue, he put it most forcefully, I think, when he said if we don’t draw the line here, what’s next? What makes you think this nightmare with Donald Trump and his violent mobs is over? And not just Trump. What makes you think it can’t happen to our democracy again? This thing is now in the bloodstream of the body politic. The FBI and law enforcement recognize that we have a domestic insurgency, domestic terrorism in this country based on the MAGA movement coming out of that.” He continued, “Obviously, not everybody who supported that is part of that. But no question, that’s where law enforcement...
    With his future political career on the line but no sign that his GOP support is unraveling, President Donald Trump stepped away from his impeachment trial to hit the links at his West Palm Beach golf course Thursday. In exclusive photos obtained by DailyMail.com, the former president can be seen in a white golf shirt during an afternoon golf outing. He has been a regular on the course relocating to Mar-a-Lago January 20th after refusing to concede the election and skipping President Joe Biden's inauguration. The former president arrived at his Trump National Golf Club after 1 pm, and spent hours on the course even as Democratic managers made the case that rioters who 'desecrated' the Capitol were 'following his orders.'  Former President Donald Trump went golfing, almost as soon as day three of his impeachment trial began, at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla....
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former President Donald Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial (all times local): 4:30 p.m. House Democrats prosecuting President Donald Trump’s impeachment have wrapped up their opening arguments. Rep. Jamie Raskin implored senators in his closing speech to exercise “common sense about what just took place in our country” and find Trump guilty of inciting an insurrection. Raskin is the lead prosecutor for the House. He said senators have the power under the Constitution to find Trump guilty of having betrayed the oath of office the nation’s founders wrote into the Constitution. Another impeachment manager warned senators that acquitting Trump could have lasting consequences for the country. Rep. Joe Neguse said that “if we pretend this didn’t happen, or worse, if we let it go unanswered, who’s to say it won’t happen again.” Trump’s lawyers will begin their arguments when the trial resumes at noon Friday....
    Donald Trump defense attorney David Schoen on Thursday attacked Democrats for showing never-before-seen footage from the January 6th MAGA riot, calling it 'the antithesis of the healing process.' 'They're making a movie, you know, they haven't in any way tied it to Donald Trump,' he told reporters on Capitol Hill Thursday. 'And it I think it's offensive, quite frankly, it's antithesis the healing process to continue to show the tragedy that happened here that Donald Trump has condemned, and I think it tears at the American people.' House impeachment managers showed never-before-seen security camera footage from the riot as they made their case Wednesday, dramatic scenes that left senators watching in silence at images of lawmakers fleeing from rioters, who were heard threatening death and violence.   Trump's defense team will make its case on Saturday after House impeachment managers spent two days arguing Trump has a history of inciting violence...
    A Thursday report from The New York Times claims that Donald Trump’s condition while hospitalized at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center was much direr than previously believed. The publication cited four people familiar with Trump’s condition, including two of which suggested there were concerns among medical officials that he would require a ventilator. Despite these concerns, initial reporting suggested that Trump’s condition was not believed to be an emergency. “The people familiar with Mr. Trump’s health said he was found to have lung infiltrates, which occur when the lungs are inflamed and contain substances such as fluid or bacteria,” the report read. “Their presence, especially when a patient is exhibiting other symptoms, can be a sign of an acute case of the disease. They can be easily spotted on an X-ray or scan, when parts of the lungs appear opaque, or white.” In addition, Trump’s blood oxygen level allegedly...
    WASHINGTON -- House Democrats prosecuting President Donald Trump's impeachment have wrapped up their opening arguments.Rep. Jamie Raskin implored senators in his closing speech to exercise "common sense about what just took place in our country" and find Trump guilty of inciting an insurrection. Raskin is the lead prosecutor for the House.He said senators have the power under the Constitution to find Trump guilty of having betrayed the oath of office the nation's founders wrote into the Constitution.Another impeachment manager warned senators that acquitting Trump could have lasting consequences for the country. Rep. Joe Neguse said that "if we pretend this didn't happen, or worse, if we let it go unanswered, who's to say it won't happen again."Trump's lawyers will begin their arguments when the trial resumes at noon Friday.THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP's earlier story follows below.House Democrats prosecuting Donald Trump's impeachment said Thursday the Capitol invaders believed...
    President Donald Trump pulls off his face mask as he poses atop the Truman Balcony of the White House after returning from Walter Reed hospital for treatment of Covid-19, in Washington, U.S. October 5, 2020.Erin Scott | Reuters Former President Donald Trump was more seriously sick from the coronavirus in October than the public was told at the time, a new report said. Trump, after contracting Covid-19, had "extremely depressed blood oxygen levels at one point and a lung problem associated with pneumonia caused by the coronavirus," The New York Times reported, citing four people familiar with his condition. His condition was so poor, The Times reported, that "officials believed he would be put on a ventilator" before he was taken from the White House to Walter Reed National Military Center. The Times noted that when Trump went to the hospital in early October — a month before the presidential...
    WASHINGTON -- House Democrats prosecuting Donald Trump's impeachment said Thursday the Capitol invaders believed they were acting on "the president's orders" and reflected his violent rhetoric when they stormed the building aiming to stop Congress from certifying Democrat Joe Biden's election.The prosecutors described in stark, personal terms the horror they faced that day and showed the many public and explicit instructions Trump gave his supporters - both in the weeks before the Jan. 6 attack and at his midday rally that unleashed the mob on the Capitol. Rioters in videos, some posted to social media by themselves, talked about how they were doing it all for Trump."We were invited here," said one. "Trump sent us," said another. "He'll be happy. We're fighting for Trump." Five people died.AUDIO: DC police officers call for backup during Capitol siege EMBED More News Videos House impeachment managers on Wednesday played police radio audio from...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former President Donald Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial (all times local): 4:30 p.m. House Democrats prosecuting President Donald Trump’s impeachment have wrapped up their opening arguments. Rep. Jamie Raskin implored senators in his closing speech to exercise “common sense about what just took place in our country” and find Trump guilty of inciting an insurrection. Raskin is the lead prosecutor for the House. He said senators have the power under the Constitution to find Trump guilty of having betrayed the oath of office the nation’s founders wrote into the Constitution. Another impeachment manager warned senators that acquitting Trump could have lasting consequences for the country. Rep. Joe Neguse said that “if we pretend this didn’t happen, or worse, if we let it go unanswered, who’s to say it won’t happen again.” Trump’s lawyers will begin their arguments when the trial resumes at noon Friday....
    Jessica Watkins, a leader of the Oath Keepers who is being charged with conspiracy related to the Capitol riot on January 6, claimed that she waited for Donald Trump to “activate” her team before the storming of the building. As reported by CNN, the claim was included in a filing by prosecutors submitted Thursday morning. “As the inauguration grew nearer, [Jessica] Watkins indicated that she was awaiting direction from President Trump,” the filing read. “Her concern about taking action without his backing was evident in a November 9, 2020, text in which she stated, ‘I am concerned this is an elaborate trap. Unless the POTUS himself activates us, it’s not legit. The POTUS has the right to activate units too. If Trump asks me to come, I will. Otherwise, I can’t trust it.’ Watkins had perceived her desired signal by the end of December.” Prosecutors claimed that Watkins revealed on...
    (CNN)On Thursday, the House impeachment managers wrapped up their case for the conviction of Donald Trump for inciting the US Capitol riot on January 6, centering their argument on connecting the former President's words in advance of the riot and the actions taken by his supporters on that day.I watched the proceedings -- and took notes on what mattered most. My takeaways are below (and be sure to check out my takeaways from Day 1 and Day 2).1. The rioters' statements are damning: The clear focus of the impeachment managers on Thursday was to provide a clear link between Trump's words and the actions of the violent mob that stormed the Capitol. And time and time again, the best proof of that link was the rioters themselves. In interviews, in videos, in arrest records the same theme just kept emerging: They believed they were acting on the wishes (and orders)...
    House impeachment managers Thursday sought to directly connect former President Trump to the Jan. 6 violence at the Capitol by playing statements of the rioters who said they were acting on Trump's request. Democratic prosecutors kicked off the third day of Trump's impeachment trial by focusing on rioters who said they were just carrying out the orders of their commander-in-chief. In one chilling video from the Jan. 6 siege, the mob is confronting police outside the Capitol.  "We were invited here," a rioter yells to the police trying to hold the line. "We were invited by the president of the United States." DAY 2 RECAP: DEMOCRATIC IMPEACHMENT MANAGERS DEPLOY MORE RIOT FOOTAGE TO MAKE CASE AGAINST 'INCITER-IN-CHIEF' TRUMP In another video, rioters are inside the Capitol and discuss calling Trump personally to let him know what they've done. "He'll be happy," one Trump supporter says. "We're fighting for Trump!" Impeachment managers also...