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    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, D.C. (CBS4) – Colorado Congressman Joe Neguse laid out the prosecution’s case as the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump got underway Wednesday. Neguse methodically walked senators through the evidence and made the case that Trump deliberately, and over the course of months, primed his supporters for an uprising and then ordered the attack. RELATED: Denver Weather: Frigid Weekend Ahead With Snow Likely In The Metro Area Joe Neguse (credit: CBS) “That mob was summoned, assembled and incited by the former President of the United States,” Neguse said. He says the attack on the Capitol was foreseeable and predictable, and Trump began laying the groundwork months before the election with what he calls “The Big Lie.” “That the election was stolen, full of fraud rigged. You will hear him over and over using that lie to urge his supporters to never concede and stop the steal.” Trump also...
    Fox News’ Tucker Carlson opened his show Tuesday night immediately dismissing the Trump impeachment trial out of hand and telling viewers it’s a “distraction.” Day one of the trial kicked off Tuesday, and the Senate voted 56-44 to affirm the constitutionality of the trial after former President Donald Trump was impeached for inciting an insurrection last month. Carlson started his show by telling viewers, “You’ve probably been glued to the tube all day. Donald Trump’s second impeachment proceedings started. We didn’t watch any of it.” He briefly referenced the widespread criticism of Bruce Castor’s performance — which, according to reports, enraged even Trump — and dismissed it as something that “might be a mildly interesting fact” on a “slow day.” “At this point, honestly, who cares?” Carlson said. “Impeachment? The whole thing is ridiculous. They are literally impeaching a president who isn’t even the president anymore. They’re yelling at someone who’s already...
    WASHINGTON - Arguments are under way in Washington in the historic second impeachment trial of former U.S. President Donald Trump, with lawmakers set to decide whether it is legal under the Constitution to try him after he has already left office. Nine Democratic lawmakers from the House of Representatives, acting as prosecutors against the former U.S. leader, are arguing at Trump’s trial before the 100-member Senate that he should be held accountable for inciting the storming of the Capitol on January 6. They say he urged hundreds of supporters to confront lawmakers as they were certifying that Democrat Joe Biden had defeated him in last November’s election. Congressman Jamie Raskin of Maryland told the Senate that if Trump is not held accountable, it “would create a brand-new January exception” where future presidents would not face consequences for any wrongdoing during their final month in office through impeachment and trial...
    WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted 56-44 that Donald Trump's second impeachment trial is constitutional. The Senate is adjourned until noon Eastern Tuesday.THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP's earlier story follows below.House Democrats opened Donald Trump's historic second impeachment trial Tuesday showing the former president whipping up a rally crowd to march to the Capitol and "fight like hell" against his reelection defeat, followed by graphic video of the deadly attack on Congress that came soon after.The lead prosecutor told senators the case would present "cold, hard facts" against Trump, who is charged with inciting the mob siege of the Capitol to overturn the election he lost to Democrat Joe Biden. Senators sitting as jurors, many who themselves fled for safety that day, watched the jarring video of Trump supporters battling past police to storm the halls, Trump flags waving."That's a high crime and misdemeanor," said Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md.,...
    WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted 56-44 that Donald Trump's second impeachment trial is constitutional. The Senate is adjourned until noon Eastern Tuesday.THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP's earlier story follows below.House Democrats opened Donald Trump's historic second impeachment trial Tuesday showing the former president whipping up a rally crowd to march to the Capitol and "fight like hell" against his reelection defeat, followed by graphic video of the deadly attack on Congress that came soon after.The lead prosecutor told senators the case would present "cold, hard facts" against Trump, who is charged with inciting the mob siege of the Capitol to overturn the election he lost to Democrat Joe Biden. Senators sitting as jurors, many who themselves fled for safety that day, watched the jarring video of Trump supporters battling past police to storm the halls, Trump flags waving."That's a high crime and misdemeanor," said Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md.,...
    Reuters February 9, 2021 0 Comments Donald Trump’s historic post-presidency impeachment trial began in the Senate on Tuesday, with Democrats who are hoping to disqualify him from again holding public office again showing graphic video of last month’s deadly storming of the U.S. Capitol that he is charged with inciting. The dramatic proceedings in the 100-seat Senate focused upon the question of whether holding a trial after Trump has left office, as he did on Jan. 20, violates the U.S. Constitution, which allows for impeachment for “high crimes and misdemeanors.” House of Representatives Democrats serving as prosecutors opened their case by showing video of Trump supporters violently overwhelming police at the Capitol in the Jan. 6 attack after he had encouraged people in a speech to “fight like hell” to overturn his Nov. 3 election defeat. “If that’s not an impeachment offense, then there is no such thing,” Democratic...
    WASHINGTON - Arguments are under way in Washington in the historic second impeachment trial of former U.S. President Donald Trump, with lawmakers set to decide whether it is legal under the Constitution to try him after he has already left office. Nine Democratic lawmakers from the House of Representatives, acting as prosecutors against the former U.S. leader, are arguing at Trump’s trial before the 100-member Senate that he should be held accountable for inciting the storming of the Capitol on January 6. They say he urged hundreds of supporters to confront lawmakers as they were certifying that Democrat Joe Biden had defeated him in last November’s election. Congressman Jamie Raskin of Maryland told the Senate that if Trump is not held accountable, it “would create a brand-new January exception” where future presidents would not face consequences for any wrongdoing during their final month in office through impeachment and trial...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former President Donald Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment trial has opened with dramatic video that includes his words to rioters who descended on the U.S. Capitol and the chaos and violence that ensued. Rep. Jamie Raskin, the lead House impeachment manager presenting the case against Trump, introduced the more than 10-minute-long video timeline of the day. It began with Trump’s speech at a Jan. 6 rally by the White House in which he tells the crowd, “We’re going to walk down to the Capitol,” and it included the crowd marching to the building. That video was juxtaposed with what was happening inside the building as lawmakers were preparing to certify Joe Biden’s victory. The footage included some of the more well-known pieces of video from the day: Trump saying “We will stop the steal,”...
    WASHINGTON -- The Senate opened Donald Trump's historic second impeachment trial Tuesday, the defeated former president charged by the House with inciting the deadly mob attack on the Capitol to overturn the election in what prosecutors call the "most grievous constitutional crime."Trump's lawyers are insisting that he is not guilty of the sole charge of "incitement of insurrection," his fiery words just a figure of speech as he encouraged a rally crowd to "fight like hell" for his presidency. But prosecutors say he "has no good defense" and they promise new evidence.The Capitol siege on Jan. 6 stunned the world as rioters stormed the building to try to stop the certification of President-elect Joe Biden's victory. Five people died."Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye," the acting sergeant at arms intoned to start the trial.SEE ALSO: What to know about Trump's 2nd impeachment trialEMBED More News Videos Here's what you need...
    WASHINGTON -- The Senate opened Donald Trump's historic second impeachment trial Tuesday, the defeated former president charged by the House with inciting the deadly mob attack on the Capitol to overturn the election in what prosecutors call the "most grievous constitutional crime."Trump's lawyers are insisting that he is not guilty of the sole charge of "incitement of insurrection," his fiery words just a figure of speech as he encouraged a rally crowd to "fight like hell" for his presidency. But prosecutors say he "has no good defense" and they promise new evidence.The Capitol siege on Jan. 6 stunned the world as rioters stormed the building to try to stop the certification of President-elect Joe Biden's victory. Five people died.Trump is the first president to face impeachment charges after leaving office and the first to be twice impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors. He remains a challenge to the nation's civic...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former President Donald Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial (all times local): 1 p.m. Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment trial has opened in the Senate, with Democrats arguing that the former president should be convicted for inciting a violent mob of his supporters to attack the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Tuesday is the first day of arguments in the trial, which is expected to last around a week or more. Senators, sitting at their desks and in other locations around the chamber, will listen to arguments from Trump’s lawyers that the trial is unconstitutional because Trump is no longer president. Democrats will dispute that claim, pointing to legal experts and historical precedent. Each side has two hours to make its case on Tuesday, after which the Senate is expected to vote and reject the GOP efforts to dismiss the trial. Opening arguments from the...
    The second impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump—this time for inciting an insurrection—kicks off Tuesday with four hours of argument on whether it’s constitutional to hold an impeachment trial for someone who is no longer in office. If that sounds familiar, it’s because the Senate already voted once on this question, with five Republicans joining Democrats to say yes, it is. The quality of the Trump team’s argument was previewed when one of the lawyers they cited in a pre-trial document said they misrepresented his work. Assuming Republicans once again join Democrats in moving the trial forward, the coming days will bring up to 16 hours of arguments over two days from both the House impeachment managers and Trump’s defense team, followed by up to four hours of questions from senators, possibly followed by debate over whether to allow witnesses and subpoenas. At no point should we lose sight of the fact that this...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial opens in the Senate, first for an ex-president. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
      The Senate is opening its second impeachment trial for former President TrumpDonald TrumpDOJ to seek resignations of most Trump-appointed US attorneys: report Trump attorney withdraws request to not hold impeachment trial on Saturday Kinzinger in op-ed calls on GOP senators to convict Trump in impeachment trial MORE on Tuesday afternoon — this time with Trump an ex-president residing at his estate in Florida, not the White House.  The trial centers on whether Trump incited a mob that attacked the Capitol on Jan. 6, forcing the evacuation of lawmakers who at the time were certifying President BidenJoe BidenDemocrats say Trump impeachment defense 'wholly without merit' A US-Israel defense treaty has benefits — and perils White House: Biden won't spend much time watching Trump impeachment trial MORE's Electoral College win over Trump.  Five people died in connection to the riot, including a Capitol Hill police officer. The crowd was seeking to stop the Electoral...
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    This Tuesday opens in the Senate the second impeachment trial of the former US president, after the one that resulted in his acquittal on February 5, 2020. correspondent in New York Donald Trump has still not emerged from his media isolation, since his stealthy departure from the White House on January 20. But here he is again on the front of the stage, forced and forced. This Tuesday opens in the Senate his second impeachment trial, after the one that led to his acquittal on February 5, 2020. 1 What is Donald Trump accused of?
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