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    More On: Trump impeachment trial Trump impeachment trial: Day 4 schedule, time and how to watch Dems resume opening arguments on Day 3 of Trump impeachment trial Biden says he didn’t watch Trump Senate trial, monitored coverage Trump impeachment trial: Day 3 schedule, time and how to watch WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump’s lawyers are rebutting the case made by House impeachment managers as they take their turn to present arguments on day four of his trial. The former president’s defense team has 16 hours to make their case but lead impeachment lawyer David Shoen said they would likely only use three to four hours to present their arguments. This means that a vote on whether to convict or acquit the former president could come as early as Saturday evening if the chamber moves forward with the question and answer portion later Friday. Many Republican lawmakers were unmoved...
    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....
    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....
    More On: impeachment Trump impeachment trial: Day 3 schedule, time and how to watch Sen. Mike Lee objects to ‘false’ evidence shown at Trump impeach trial Letters to the Editor — Feb. 11, 2021 GOP lawmakers slam Swalwell impeachment role over China honey-trap past Former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial got underway Thursday with Democrats set to wrap up their case — a day after they unveiled new surveillance video that showed how narrowly some lawmakers escaped last month’s Capitol riot. Impeachment managers from the House of Representatives have up to eight hours to conclude their presentation before Trump’s lawyers get their chance to defend him against a charge of “incitement of insurrection” in the Jan. 6 rampage by his supporters. It’s unclear if the House managers will use up all their allotted time, but Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has said that some of the Day...
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Wednesday that he did not sense that former President Donald Trump was angry with his defense team’s opening arguments during a phone conversation about the Senate’s impeachment trial. The Hill reports: Graham said Trump didn’t appear to be frustrated with the opening arguments, even though CNN reported Tuesday that he was close to screaming at the television while watching his lawyer Bruce Castor deliver a meandering opening statement. “Well, not, no, not particularly,” Graham said when asked if he sensed frustration on the part of the former commander in chief. “We mostly talked about the vote, and I said we had 44 people saying it’s not constitutional.” Graham also said that he reassured Trump that the Senate will acquit on a charge of inciting last month’s riot at the U.S. Capitol, which left five people dead, including a Capitol Police officer. “I think his team will...
    New York : The ex-president Donald trump he is furious with the first interventions of his lawyers in the impeachment against him. The president is especially resentful of the lawyer’s speech Bruce castor, who acknowledged that the managers of the House of Representatives, who are the prosecuting party, they made a “well done” presentation, on the charge of “initiation of the insurrection” against the Republican. “Trump had been preparing for a much less successful defense than his first impeachment trial, but was surprised at times to hear some of the arguments, specifically how Bruce castor praised the presentation of the House impeachment managers, “reported ABC News reporter Katherine Faulders. Trump had been bracing for a defense much less successful than the one during his first impeachment trial, but at times he was stunned to hear some of the arguments, specifically how Bruce Castor complimented the House impeachment managers presentation,...
    Former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial got underway Wednesday with Democrats reportedly planning to show previously unseen video from the deadly Capitol riot he’s accused of inciting — even though Republicans have already indicated they consider the proceeding unconstitutional and are prepared to acquit. Day 2 of Trump’s unprecedented, second trial in the US Senate marks the official start of the case being presented by Democratic impeachment managers from the House of Representatives, with Tuesday’s session having been devoted to debating and deciding its constitutionality. An overwhelming majority of Senate Republicans — 44 — voted to block the proceeding based on Trump’s argument that the chamber doesn’t have jurisdiction over him because he’s no longer in office but were thwarted by six GOP colleagues who switched sides and threw in with all 50 Democrats. The 56-44 vote followed one last month in which the Senate voted 55-45 on a measure that...
    More On: Trump impeachment trial Trump impeachment trial: Day 2 schedule, time and how to watch As impeachment trial starts, Marjorie Taylor Greene rips Capitol rioters who ‘ruined’ objection plans Trump’s second impeachment trial begins in Senate Rand Paul and Jim Jordan blast Dems for impeachment trial in op-eds Former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial got underway Wednesday with Democrats reportedly planning to show previously unseen video from the deadly Capitol riot he’s accused of inciting — even though Republicans have already indicated they consider the proceeding unconstitutional and are prepared to acquit. Day 2 of Trump’s unprecedented, second trial in the US Senate marks the official start of the case being presented by Democratic impeachment managers from the House of Representatives, with Tuesday’s session having been devoted to debating and deciding its constitutionality. An overwhelming majority of Senate Republicans — 44 — voted to block the proceeding based on...
    WASHINGTON -- Opening arguments begin Wednesday in Donald Trump's impeachment trial after an emotional first day that wrenched senators and the nation back to the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.Trump's attorneys sought to halt the trial on constitutional grounds, but lost that bid on Tuesday. Their arguments were meandering at times, leaving Trump fuming over his lawyers' performance and allies questioning the defense strategy. Some called for yet another shakeup to his legal team.House Democratic prosecutors are seeking to link Trump directly to the riot that left five people dead, replaying videos of the rioters trying to stop the certification of Democrat Joe Biden's victory and Trump's statements urging them to fight the election results.Senators, many of whom fled for safety the day of the attack, watched the graphic videos of the Trump supporters who battled past police to storm the halls, Trump flags waving. More video...
    Donald Trump was furious and “borderline screaming” at his television while watching the performance of impeachment lawyer Bruce Castor during opening statements of the former president’s trial in the U.S. Senate. Castory’s performance was widely panned, with even some allies of Trump calling it disjointed and ineffective. He even admitted in the opening statements that the House managers seeking to convict did a strong job in establishing their case. “I’ll be quite frank with you. We changed what we were going to do on account that we thought that the House managers’ presentation was well done,” he said, via Business Insider. Kaitlan Collins reported on CNN that Trump was furious with the performance, saying he was close to yelling while watching on television from his home at his company’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. Trump is standing trial for a single impeachment count passed last month that accused him of inciting...
    By LISA MASCARO, ERIC TUCKER, MARY CLARE JALONICK and JILL COLVIN WASHINGTON (AP) — Opening arguments begin Wednesday in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial after an emotional first day that wrenched senators and the nation back to the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Trump’s attorneys sought to halt the trial on constitutional grounds, but lost that bid on Tuesday. Their arguments were meandering at times, leaving Trump fuming over his lawyers’ performance and allies questioning the defense strategy. Some called for yet another shakeup to his legal team. House Democratic prosecutors are seeking to link Trump directly to the riot that left five people dead, replaying videos of the rioters trying to stop the certification of Democrat Joe Biden’s victory and Trump’s statements urging them to fight the election results. On Wednesday, they plan to use Capitol security footage that hasn’t been publicly released before as they argue...
    Trump lawyer David Schoen caused confusion on social media during Tuesday's impeachment trial as he appeared to cover his head with his hand every time he took a sip of water. As Schoen made his opening argument that Trump's second impeachment trial is unconstitutional, bemused viewers questioned the unusual drinking habit. Yet Schoen was likely displaying a ritual observed by Orthodox Jews in which they must say a blessing before eating and drinking that includes God's name. According to Jewish law, known as halacha, your head should always be covered when you say God's name. 'Each time we eat or drink something we say a blessing to thank God and we cover our head, typically with a yarmulke, to show respect and to acknowledge that there's someone above us,' Rabbi Menachem Genack, CEO of the kosher division of the Orthodox Union explained to the New York Post. 'Since he wasn't...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Opening arguments begin Wednesday in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial after an emotional first day that wrenched senators and the nation back to the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Trump’s attorneys sought to halt the trial on constitutional grounds, but lost that bid on Tuesday. Their arguments were meandering at times, leaving Trump fuming over his lawyers’ performance and allies questioning the defense strategy. Some called for yet another shakeup to his legal team. House Democratic prosecutors are seeking to link Trump directly to the riot that left five people dead, replaying videos of the rioters trying to stop the certification of Democrat Joe Biden’s victory and Trump’s statements urging them to fight the election results. Senators, many of whom fled for safety the day of the attack, watched the graphic videos of the Trump supporters who battled past police to storm the halls, Trump...
    The impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump will continue on Wednesday after the defense lost a vote that sought to stop the trial on constitutional grounds, as reported by the Associated Press. On Tuesday, Trump’s legal team of Bruce Castor and David Schoen had hoped that their argument that he could not constitutionally be convicted because he is no longer president would avert the trial, but the Senate voted to hear the case by a 56-44 margin. According to the report, the former president was not happy with the performance on Tuesday, and there are already calls for him to make some changes to his legal team. Wednesday will see each side present opposing arguments, with House Democrats serving as prosecutors and the Senate serving as the jury. On Tuesday, Democrats presented a clip of the violence at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, the event that led to...
    WASHINGTON -- Opening arguments will begin in Donald Trump's impeachment trial after an emotional first day ended with the Senate voting to hear the case for convicting the former president of inciting the riot at the U.S. Capitol even though he is no longer in office.On Wednesday, House Democrats prosecuting the case and the former president's attorneys will lay out their opposing arguments before the senators, who are serving as jurors. The defense lost the vote seeking to halt the trial on constitutional grounds, 56-44, leaving Trump fuming over his lawyers' performance and allies questioning the defense strategy. Some called for yet another shakeup to his legal team.House prosecutors on Tuesday wrenched senators and the nation back to the deadly attack on Congress, showing a graphic video of the Jan. 6 mob violence that stunned the the world as hundreds of rioters ransacked the building to try to stop the...
    By LISA MASCARO, ERIC TUCKER, MARY CLARE JALONICK and JILL COLVIN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Opening arguments will begin in Donald Trump's impeachment trial after an emotional first day ended with the Senate voting to hear the case for convicting the former president of inciting the riot at the U.S. Capitol even though he is no longer in office. On Wednesday, House Democrats prosecuting the case and the former president’s attorneys will lay out their opposing arguments before the senators, who are serving as jurors. The defense lost the vote seeking to halt the trial on constitutional grounds, 56-44, leaving Trump fuming over his lawyers' performance and allies questioning the defense strategy. Some called for yet another shakeup to his legal team. House prosecutors on Tuesday wrenched senators and the nation back to the deadly attack on Congress, showing a graphic video of the Jan. 6 mob violence that...
    Photo credit: Drew Angerer, Getty Images Donald Trump’s impeachment defense got off to a “pretty rocky” and “inappropriate” start on the first day of his trial for inciting insurrection — and to give a sense of how bad things were for the former president, many of those dismal reviews came from Senate Republicans. Most notable among the critics was Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy (R), who was so put off by the Trump’s team’s “disorganized” and “random” opening arguments that he switched his vote on the constitutionality of the Senate trial. But Cassidy was far from alone. Even die-hard Trump supporter Sen. Ted Cruz, who votedagainst the Electoral College certification of Joe Biden’s victory after the Capitol insurrection, publicly conceded that. Cruz acknowledged that he didn’t think that Trump lawyers Bruce Castor and David Schoen  “did the most effective job” compared to lead House Impeachment Manager Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD). “I don’t think the lawyers did the most effective job,” said Sen. Ted Cruz to @karoun when...
    Donald Trump's impeachment trial begins on Tuesday, with his legal team setting out to argue both that the trial is unconstitutional and the former president blameless for the Capitol riot, and the prosecution painting a picture of a man whose words incited a mob to attack the seat of government in an insurrection that cost five people their lives. The nine Democratic impeachment managers for the House, which impeached Trump last month, argue that he alone was responsible for inciting the mob who interrupted the presidential electoral count. 'The evidence of President Trump's conduct is overwhelming,' the nine managers, who will serve as prosecutors, wrote in a brief. 'He has no valid excuse or defense for his actions.' Donald Trump is the first president in U.S. history to have been impeached twice by the House Trump's lawyers argue his January 6 speech is protected under the First Amendment...
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