The lead prosecutor in the impeachment trial of former US President Donald Trump said Tuesday his case become once per “chilly, annoying facts,” and proceeded to present in depth video proof that Trump incited violence on January 6.
The historical 2nd impeachment trial of Trump began with a debate on whether or no longer making an strive an ex-president is certainly constitutional.
“You is perchance no longer hearing extended lectures right here from me on memoir of our case is per chilly, annoying facts,” lead House impeachment manager Jamie Raskin, a lawmaker from Maryland, told senators.
He pushed apart the argument of Trump’s attorneys that he ought to no longer be tried the least bit.
“Their argument is that whilst you commit an impeachable offense for your closing few weeks slightly than job, you fabricate it with constitutional impunity. You receive away with it,” Raskin said.
“In other words, conduct that can be a excessive crime and misdemeanor for your first one year as president and your 2nd one year as president and your third one year as president, and for the overwhelming majority of your fourth one year as president, you may perchance all of sudden fabricate for your closing few weeks slightly than job without facing any constitutional accountability the least bit,” he said.
“This would form a fresh January exception to the constitution of the United States of The USA.”
Raskin then presented a prolonged video montage of scenes from the January 6 storming of the Capitol by Trump supporters, after the former president gave a fiery speech urging them to contest Joe Biden’s election victory.
The video footage incorporated scenes from Trump’s pre-revolt speech, and then scenes of violence as his supporters broke into the Capitol.