Trump impeachment trial live updates: House managers deliver closing arguments

The House impeached Trump last month for his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

NBC News

By Chelsea Stahl
NBC News

House Democrats began their second full day of arguments Thursday in the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump after presenting senators with jarring footage of the Capitol riot.

The House managers sought in their first day of arguments on Wednesday to present Trump as methodically pushing the "big lie" of election fraud months before his loss when he saw himself consistently trailing Joe Biden in the polls. That set the stage for him to incite the riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6 by supporters who Democrats said had been primed by Trump's relentless falsehoods to believe they were acting on his orders to "fight like hell" to prevent the election from being stolen.

The Democratic managers played a series of audio and video, including police communications and security footage that had not been released publicly, detailed a nearly minute-by-minute account of what happened once the Capitol was breached.

Publish : 2021-02-12 01:45:00

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