President Trump's Impeachment Trial: Day 2


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After the constitutionality of the trial was approved, the trial proceeded forward. Here's a major highlight from the Day 2 of Donald Trump's historic second impeachment trial ;

  1. Rep. Jamie Raskin, the lead House impeachment manager, opened up the second day of trial proceedings by briefing how the prosecution will unfold. He said, "The evidence will be for you to see and hear and digest. The evidence will show you that ex-president Trump was no innocent bystander." He also destroyed the First amendment analogies.
  2. Democratic Rep. Joe Neguse, a House impeachment manager, argued that former President Trump incited violence over months with his words that resulted in the Capitol attack."And that's what makes this so different. Because when he saw firsthand the violence that his conduct was creating, he didn't stop it. He didn't condemn the violence. He incited it further. And he got more specific. He didn't just tell them to ‘fight like hell.’ He told them how, where, and when. He made sure they had advanced notice — 18 days advance notice. He said them to save the date for Jan. 6. He told them to march to the Capitol and ‘fight like hell,’” Neguse said.
  3. House managers cited the names of protesters who were involved in Capitol riots including those who wanted to specifically harm Pelosi, Mike pence, and few other leaders who criticized and distanced themselves from the lies of President Trump. Though precise presentation and evidence are presented, it is least expected that GOP leaders will change their minds.
  4. Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu, a House impeachment manager, said former President Trump “ran out of nonviolent options to maintain power.” “After his efforts and threatening officials failed, he turned to privately and publicly attack members of his own party in the House and the Senate. He would publicly bait senators, naming them in social media,” Lieu said, citing a Trump tweet from Dec. 18 that falsely claimed he won the election and called on Republican senators to “fight for it.”
  5. House impeachment manager Stacey Plaskett cited an incident from Oct. 30 when a caravan of dozens of trucks covered in pro-Trump campaign gear "confronted and surrounded" a Biden/Harris campaign bus traveling from Interstate 35 from San Antonio to Austin, Texas."According to witnesses, this caravan repeatedly tried to force the bus that you saw, and you can see it in the video to slow down in the middle of the highway and then to run it off of the road," Plaskett said in her remarks today from the Senate floor.
  6. House impeachment manager Stacey Plaskett claimed former President Trump and his social media team were aware of people planning the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol on social media sites and online forums, adding that the administration ignored warnings from the FBI that the violent threats were credible. Plaskett claimed that Trump's team "actively monitored" these sites and that they "would have seen a clear road map of exactly what happened."
  7. The House manager continued to show new video and evidence of January 6. Footage from one of the Capitol's interior security cameras showed Capitol officer Eugene Goodman directing Sen. Mitt Romney out of the path of the rioters. New security footage showed how then-Vice President Mike Pence was evacuated on Jan. 6 as rioters breached the Capitol, looking for him. It also showed staffers hurdling out of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's office as the mob made their way inside the Capitol.
  8. House impeachment manager Rep. Eric Swalwell played a new security video from inside the Capitol showing how current Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer had a "near-miss with the mob" on Jan. 6. "They came within just yards of rioters," Swalwell said while playing footage of the-Senate Minority Leader Schumer and his security detail evacuating him from the place. The video shows Schumer and his team walking up a ramp then, seconds later, running back down the hallway and officers immediately shut the door and "use their bodies to keep them safe," Swalwell said. Senator Mitt Romney was shown facing a similar situation that day later made his way to thank the officer who saved him from the deadly attack.

The third day of trial will begin at Thursday noon

Publish : 2021-02-11 11:09:00

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