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    Del. Stacey Plaskett said she is filled with "glee" at the prospect of questioning House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., regarding a phone call between him and former President Donald Trump during the Capitol riot in January.  The opportunity may come soon, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announcing on Monday that Congress will establish an independent commission to investigate the causes of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by right-wing extremists and supporters of Trump.  "The thought of cross-examining Kevin McCarthy just filled my heart with glee," Plaskett, a Democrat representing the Virgin Islands who served as a House impeachment manager during Trump's second trial, said in an interview on MSNBC Monday.  MCCARTHY, CALIFORNIA REPUBLICANS CALL OUT NEWSOM OVER VACCINE ROLLOUT: 'WE FEAR MORE CALIFORNIANS MAY DIE' Plaskett's comments come after the Senate voted to acquit Trump in his second impeachment trial without calling additional witnesses.  The decision was made after Trump's legal team agreed to...
    One of the House Impeachment Managers, Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-VI), said that several Senate Republicans privately conceded to her that the Democrats had successfully “made the case” to convict Donald Trump for inciting an insurrection, but they still voted to acquit him nonetheless. During an appearance on Cuomo Prime Time on Monday night, the delegate from the U.S. Virgin Islands explained that her some of the Senate GOP jury pool effectively said they couldn’t publicly acknowledge what they privately believed about Trump’s impeachable offense. But she started off by noting that the final bipartisan vote of 50 Democrats and seven Republicans voting to convict was more significant than the tally appeared. “I don’t believe that what we saw among those people are what is the majority of Americans,” she said of the 43 Senate holdouts. “Remember that we had 57 senators who voted to convict the president, and those 57 senators represent even more than 57%...
    House impeachment manager, Rep. Stacey Plaskett, continued to defend Democrats' turnaround on witnesses, which created several hours of drama during Saturday's conclusion of President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial.  'We didn't need more witnesses. We needed more senators with spines,' Plaskett told Jake Tapper Sunday on 'State of the Union.'    Tapper aggressively pushed Plaskett on why the Democratic House managers seemingly caved after the Senate voted 55-45, approving their last-minute witness request.      Impeachment manager, Rep. Stacey Plaskett, told CNN's Jake Tapper on Sunday that 'We didn't need more witnesses. We needed more senators with spines'  CNN's Jake Tapper (left) pressed Rep. Stacey Plaskett (right) on why the House Democratic impeachment managers caved on witnesses, noting, 'there were unanswered questions' about former President Donald Trump's role in the January 6 insurrection  Head impeachment manager, Rep. Jamie Raskin, threw the impeachment trial into chaos when he said that the Democrats...
    One of the Democratic House lawmakers who served as an impeachment manager for former President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden on Trump acquittal: 'Substance of the charge is not in dispute' North Carolina GOP condemns Burr for impeachment vote against Trump Toomey on Trump vote: 'His betrayal of the Constitution' required conviction MORE's second Senate trial said on Sunday that the proceedings could have lasted for years if witnesses were called and fought subpoenas.  Speaking on CBS's "Face the Nation," Rep. Joe NeguseJoseph (Joe) NeguseDemocrats warn of 'whataboutism' ahead of Trump defense LIVE COVERAGE: Trial ends for day as Senate moves to vote The Memo: Punish Trump or risk a repeat, warn Democrats MORE (D-Colo.) pointed to ongoing legal battles over potential testimony from former White House counsel Don McGahn, which House Democrats have been seeking for more than a year, as evidence that the impeachment trial could have been unreasonably delayed by...
    CNN’s Jake Tapper grilled Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (VI) over the decision by her fellow Democrats to abandon their push for witnesses at Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial before his acquittal. Plaskett was one of the House impeachment managers during the trial, and she joined Tapper on State of the Union after the CNN anchor noted that Senate Democrats dropped their plan to call witnesses in connection to the recent bombshell from Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA). As Plaskett defended the merits of the case against Trump despite failing to convict, Tapper asked her “why did you back down” instead of getting Beutler to testify on Trump’s call with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. “I think we didn’t back down,” Plaskett answered. “I think what we did was we got what we wanted, which was her statement, which was what she said, and had it put into the record, and being...
    The Democratic prosecutors in the second impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump opened day five’s proceedings by requesting the opportunity to subpoena Republican Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler over her recent and explosive revelations about a January 6 phone call between Trump and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. “Last night, Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler of Washington state issued a statement confirming that in the middle of the insurrection, when House minority leader Kevin McCarthy called the president to beg for help, President Trump responded, and I quote, ‘well, Kevin, I guess these people are more upset about the election than you are,'” said lead House impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin. “Needless to say this is an additional critical piece of corroborating evidence further confirming the charges before you as well as the president’s willful dereliction of duty and desertion of duty as commander in chief of the United States, his...
    Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) pivoted off of a question about the message the Senate would send by acquitting former President Donald Trump to call out the not-so-subtle focus on Black women marching and protesting in his defense counsel’s video evidence. During the fourth day of Trump’s impeachment trial, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) asked about a past example of Congress impeaching and convicting a former Secretary of War who had already left office.  Plaskett, the lone non-voting delegate from the territory U.S. Virgin Islands, addressed the Minnesota Democrat’s point, but then spent the latter half of her allotted five minutes to discuss her own personal response to the impeachment defense, which she implied was trafficking in the “angry Black women” stereotype. “Let me also bring something else up,” Plaskett said. “I’ll briefly say that defense counsel put a lot of videos out in their defense, playing clip after clip of Black women talking about fighting for...
    (CNN)House impeachment managers on Thursday concluded their case against Donald Trump, urging senators to convict the former President for inciting the insurrectionists that attacked the US Capitol on January 6, with lead manager Jamie Raskin, a Maryland Democrat, delivering the team's closing argument.Read his remarks below:Mr. President, Members of the Senate, first of all, thank you for your close attention and seriousness of purpose that you've demonstrated over the last few days. Thank you also for your courtesy to the House Managers as we have come over here, strangers in a strange land, to make our case before this distinguished and august body.We are about to close, and I am proud that our Managers have been so disciplined and so focused. I think we are closing somewhere between five and six hours under the time you have allotted to us but we think we've been able to tell you everything...
    WASHINGTON - Prosecutors at former U.S. President Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment trial are wrapping up their case Thursday, quoting numerous insurgents who stormed the U.S. Capitol last month who said they acted on Trump’s demands that they confront lawmakers meeting to certify Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in the November election. Representative Diana DeGette of Colorado, one of the Democratic lawmakers from the House whoare prosecuting Trump, said the insurgents “believed the commander in chief was ordering them. The insurrectionists made clear to police they were just following the orders of the president.” In this image from video, House impeachment manager Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., speaks during the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Feb. 11, 2021.“The insurrectionists didn’t make this up,” she said. “They were told [by Trump] to fight like hell. They were there because the president told them...
    WASHINGTON - Prosecutors at former U.S. President Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment trial are wrapping up their case Thursday, quoting numerous insurgents who stormed the U.S. Capitol last month who said they acted on Trump’s demands that they confront lawmakers meeting to certify Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in the November election. Representative Diana DeGette of Colorado, one of the Democratic lawmakers from the House whoare prosecuting Trump, said the insurgents “believed the commander in chief was ordering them. The insurrectionists made clear to police they were just following the orders of the president.” In this image from video, House impeachment manager Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., speaks during the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Feb. 11, 2021.“The insurrectionists didn’t make this up,” she said. “They were told [by Trump] to fight like hell. They were there because the president told them...
    Democratic House impeachment managers warned that convicting former President Donald Trump and disqualifying him from running again was not just a necessary consequence for the role they say he played in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, but as a means of preventing such an event from occurring again. At the close of his remarks early Thursday afternoon, lead manager Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., claimed it is all but certain that Trump would do nothing differently if given another shot at the White House. BIDEN ARGUES NEW VIDEOS IN TRUMP TRIAL HELP DEMOCRATS' CASE: 'MY GUESS IS SOME MINDS MAY BE CHANGED' "My dear colleagues, is there any political leader in this room who believes that if he's ever allowed by the Senate to get back into the Oval Office, Donald Trump would stop inciting violence to get his way?" Raskin asked. "Would you bet the lives of more police officers on that? Would...
    WASHINGTON (KABC) -- Serving as a House impeachment manager for the Democrats in the Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, Rep. Ted Lieu of Southern California painted Trump as desperate and out of options."How did our exceptional country get to the point where a violent mob attacked our Capitol, murdering a police officer, assaulting over 140 other officers... I'll show you how we got here. President Donald J. Trump ran out of nonviolent options to maintain power," said Lieu.In never before seen video captured by security cameras inside the Capitol, the violent mob of Trump supporters force their way in as they begin their search for lawmakers, including Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker Nancy Pelosi.Video shows Pence and his family taken out of the Senate chamber to a secure location. This is some of what senators saw on day two of former President Trump's impeachment trial, contrasted...
    Several Senate Republicans mocked the Democrats choice of Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., as a House impeachment manager for former President Donald Trumps trial. Swalwell was revealed late last year to be among Democrats with whom a Chinese operative developed close ties. "Thats an interesting choice," Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., told a pool reporter, per Fox News, adding Swalwell is "somebody whos part of a Chinese espionage ring effectively, so its a provocative choice." Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who has said the impeachment trial is unconstitutional because Trump has left office, also scoffed at Swalwells selection. Paul tweeted: "This afternoon we have been lectured to by Eric Swalwell, a guy accused of consorting with a Chinese spy. How appropriate!" Past and current Republican House members have demanded Swalwell step down from or be removed from the House Intelligence Committee. Not only did House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., decline to remove the...
    Del. Stacey PlaskettStacey PlaskettLawmakers offer competing priorities for infrastructure plans The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Which path will Democrats take on COVID-19 bill? On The Money: Economy shrank 3.5 percent in 2020 | Lawmakers rip Robinhood's decision on GameStop | Budget rules, politics threaten per hour minimum wage MORE (D-Virgin Islands) on Wednesday became the first non-voting delegate in the nation’s history to serve as the House's impeachment manager team when she argued the case for former President TrumpDonald TrumpSchoen says Trump team will be 'very well prepared' after criticism Iowa Republicans seek to cut funding for schools with 1619 Project in curriculum Capitol rioter seen smoking in Rotunda arrested MORE’s conviction during his second impeachment trial in the Senate.  While Plaskett represents the Virgin Islands' at-large congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives, she is a nonvoting member of the chamber. So, she could not cast...
    Pennsylvania Democratic Congresswoman Madeleine Dean broke down in tears while testifying on Feb. 10 at the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. “Donald Trump, the President of the United States, ordered the crowd to march on Congress. And so the crowd marched,” Dean said of the Capitol Riot, which left five dead and temporarily delayed the Electoral College victory of President Joe Biden. “At 12:53, as the President’s speech was playing on cell phone broadcasts, the outermost barricade of the northwest side of the Capitol was breached,” Dean continued, her voice cracking. (RELATED: Rep. Jamie Raskin Breaks Down In Tears During Impeachment Presentation) “The truth is, this attack never would have happened were it not for Donald Trump. And so they came, draped in Trump’s flag, and used our flag, the American flag, to batter and to bludgeon. At 2:30, I heard that terrifying banging on House...
    House impeachment manager Madeline Dean, in arguing the case for convicting Donald Trump Tuesday, made a point of highlighting how the former president escalated his attempts to overturn the results in Georgia after many officials there were receiving serious threats. On December 1st, weeks into Trump’s continued baseless claims about the election, Georgia voting systems manger Gabriel Sterling — a Republican — went on an emotional tirade detailing threats being directed at not just Georgia officials — specifically death threats aimed at Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger — but death threats against a 20-year-old tech who was just doing his job. And a little over a month before the riots at the Capitol, Sterling said in no uncertain terms, “Someone’s going to get hurt. Someone’s going to get shot. Someone’s going to get killed. And it’s not right… Tell your supporters don’t be violent, don’t intimidate.” Dean told senators Trump should’ve known...
    Rep. Jamie Raskin, the House’s lead manager of impeachment proceedings against former President Donald Trump, cited the terror experienced by members of his family during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot during a tearful argument in favor of conviction on the Senate floor on Tuesday afternoon. Raskin, 58, detailed his personal experiences on the day of the riot, which took place just days after his son Tommy’s funeral. The Maryland Democrat noted that his daughter, Tabitha, and son-in-law, Hank, accompanied him to the Capitol on Jan. 6 to provide emotional support as lawmakers met to confirm President Biden’s election victory. WHO IS SENATE PRO TEMPORE PATRICK LEAHY AND WHY IS HE PRESIDING OVER TRUMP IMPEACHMENT TRIAL?  Raskin’s family members were later trapped inside House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer’s office as pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol complex. The congressman noted that it was "too late" for him to reach his family. Video"All...
    (CNN)Lead House impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin on Tuesday delivered a tearful account of his experience during last month's US Capitol insurrection, charging that the deadly episode "cannot be the future of America."Addressing lawmakers during former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial, Raskin explained that his younger daughter, Tabitha, and son-in-law, Hank -- the husband of Raskin's oldest daughter -- had accompanied him to Capitol Hill to witness the counting of electoral votes on January 6.Just a day earlier, Raskin's family had buried his 25-year-old son, Tommy. Raskin recalled that Tabitha and Hank had asked him if it would be safe, and he said he had told them, "Of course it should be safe; this is the Capitol." The Maryland Democrat then choked up as he talked being separated from the pair as the pro-Trump mob breached the Capitol complex and spurred hours of chaos. "I couldn't get out there...
    WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jamie Raskin, the lead House impeachment manager, grew emotional as he concluded the Democrats' first round of arguments in former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial.Raskin spoke about his personal experience in the Capitol on Jan. 6. He had been joined by family members that day - the day after he had buried his son, who died by suicide in December.His daughter and son-in-law were in an office in the Capitol and hid under a desk, where they sent what they thought were their final texts. He says, "They thought they were going to die."Separated from them in the House chamber, Raskin described people around him calling to say goodbye to their families, members removing their congressional pins to try to evade detection. And he said he heard the rioters "pounding on the door like a battering ram" - a sound he said he would "never forget."He...
    Lead House impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), who will conduct the first-ever trial of a president who is no longer in office, initially called for national “healing” in January, after the Capitol riot that is the subject of the accusations. “Let us stop pouring salt in the wounds of America for no reason at all. Let us start healing our beloved land and our wonderful people,” Raskin said in the early hours of January 7, as the House affirmed the Electoral College vote. Days before, on New Year’s Eve, Raskin had lost his 25-year-old son, Tommy, to suicide, the result of a lengthy battle with depression. He received a standing ovation in the House after he spoke, and condolences from members of both parties. Despite his call to avoid pointless political fights, however, Raskin now leads a trial that Republicans have dismissed as a political stunt, and that conservative...
    Rep. Eric Swalwell, who will help prosecute former President Trump for "incitement of insurrection," said House impeachment managers are prepared to call witnesses at the upcoming Senate trial.  "If the Senate allows witnesses, we will be ready with witnesses," Swalwell, D-Calif., told MSNBC Saturday morning. MSNBC host Tiffany Cross told Swalwell she'd like to see Trump's inner circle called to testify before the Senate trial about their speeches at the "Stop the Steal" rally on Jan. 6 that precipitated the Capitol riot, including Trump's eldest son Don Jr. and Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani. TRUMP IMPEACHMENT TRIAL DELAYED UNTIL WEEK OF FEB. 8, SCHUMER SAYS Swalwell didn't say specifically if Trump's confidants would be called but suggested the witness list could be far-reaching because so many people were impacted when a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol, leaving five people dead, including Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick. Impeachment manager Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., walks...
    WASHINGTON DC (CBS4)– President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial is set to start next week and two Colorado lawmakers will lead the prosecution. The nine impeachment managers, who will make the case against Trump, include Representatives Diana DeGette and Joe Neguse. Rep. Diana DeGette (left) and Rep. Joe Neguse (right) (credit: CBS) For DeGette, it’s her second key role in the impeachment of Trump. She presided over debate in the house during his first impeachment. She says, this time, it’s an open and shut case, “Here’s a situation where the entire crime is either on video or on social media.” But Republicans – even some who believe Trump committed an impeachable offense – are raising questions about due process. They say the House rushed to judgement without investigating or holding hearings. Guilty or not, they say, Trump deserves a defense. DeGette says the facts aren’t in dispute, “Donald Trump said...
    When House Democrats present their case to senators about why they should vote to convict President Trump of the impeachment charge that he incited an insurrection in the Capitol, some say their case may be hampered by the presence of Rep. Eric Swalwell as an impeachment manager. Swalwell was given the heavy responsibility of being on the team to present the case against Trump to the Senate in his impeachment trial. The result -- although Trump will be out of office when the trial happens -- could be that Trump is barred from ever holding office again. FAST FACTS Swalwell most recently has been embroiled in a controversy about whether or not he should retain his seat on the House Intelligence Committee Swalwell has not been accused of any wrongdoing, but was linked with Chinese spy Christine Fang, or Fang Fang, for years. But some don't believe Swalwell, D-Calif., is a serious enough person for the responsibility with...
    WASHINGTON - The lead Democratic impeachment manager on Sunday accused President Donald Trump of doing nothing on January 6 to stop his supporters from storming the U.S. Capitol to try to upend his defeat for reelection. “He was watching it on TV, an insurrection tailgate party,” Congressman Jamie Raskin told CNN. No date has been set for Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate on a single charge that he incited insurrection by urging thousands of his supporters to fight to overturn his loss to President-elect Joe Biden, who is set to be inaugurated at noon Wednesday. Protesters rampaged past authorities into the Capitol building, ransacked some lawmakers’ offices and scuffled with police, mayhem that left five people dead, including one police officer whose death is being investigated as a homicide. Trump, after several hours of chaos in the Capitol building, urged his supporters to “go home,” but added, "We...
    Rep. David Cicilline (RI), who served as an impeachment manager this week for Democrats in the House of Representatives, removed his mask for an explosive sneeze as one of his colleagues attempted to speak in front of him on the House floor. The incident came as Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY) began to speak in support of a House measure to impeach President Donald Trump. “I rise to support H.Res. 24,”  Clarke said. As she added that she wanted to be “clear” about the unrest that took place in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6, Cicilline, seated behind her, removed his face mask and raised his left hand to catch an explosive sneeze before putting the mask back in position. Clarke spoke through the sneeze, undeterred, lamenting “white supremacists and terrorists.” As she moved on to a quote by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Cicilline moved his congestive difficulties off-camera, standing up...
    East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell will serve as an impeachment manager as the House of Representatives moves Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump for inciting last week’s deadly storming of the Capitol complex. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi named the Dublin Democrat as one of nine impeachment managers. Congressman Ted Lieu of Southern California was also selected. With Vice President Mike Pence declining to use the 25th Amendment to try to remove Trump from office, the House is expected to vote as early as Wednesday to impeach the president. It would then fall to the Senate to convict Trump. While a number of Republicans in recent days have openly called for Trump’s impeachment and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is reportedly quietly supportive of the idea, it was unclear Wednesday whether enough members of the GOP planned to join Democrats to secure a conviction. If the Senate found Trump guilty, lawmakers...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — Congresswoman Madeleine Dean, of Pennsylvania, has been named one of nine impeachment managers as the House of Representatives moves to impeach President Donald Trump for his alleged role in inciting the attack on the U.S. Capitol last week. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi made the announcement Tuesday evening. The managers will make the case to senators that the president should be removed from office. “Tonight, I have the solemn privilege of naming the Managers of the impeachment trial of Donald Trump,” Pelosi said in a statement. “It is their constitutional and patriotic duty to present the case for the President’s impeachment and removal. They will do so guided by their great love of country, determination to protect our democracy and loyalty to our oath to the Constitution. Our Managers will honor their duty to defend democracy For The People with great solemnity, prayerfulness and urgency.” Dean...
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