Push to Call Witnesses Throws Impeachment Trial Into Doubt
After Saturday, Democrats intended to shift Washington’s focus to the new president’s ambitious legislative agenda and each day the coronovirus epidemic passing Grimm milestones. Whenever it comes, the result promised to spare President Biden, who pledged to “end this rude war” with the monumental task of advancing the country, one of the country’s most turbulent chapters since the Civil War.
By this point, the proceedings could hardly be more different than Mr. Trump’s first trial a year ago. Then, the House tried to make its case under an esoteric plot to pressure Ukraine to smear Mr Biden, and it largely failed on the lines of the party. But in five days this week, nine house managers surfaced a fearsome retrospective, which was played with clear vision.
Using graphic video and sophisticated visual aids, He clarified more than ever how dangerous the armed mob had become. With Mr. Pence and members of the House and Senate. He showed a violent attack on the police, and counted the cost in both life and American democracy.
All of this, the prosecution argued, was Mr Trump’s handiwork, which spread the lie that the election was “stolen” from him, sparking resentment among his followers, inciting violence, to democratically decide on state election officials Tried to build pressure and eventually gathered and drove away the crowd of his supporters – who openly planned a bloody final stand to “stop the theft” to “fight like hell”. With no signs of regrets, He warned that he could ignite a repeat If again office is allowed.
“Donald Trump called the crowd, gathered the crowd and lit the flame,” Texas Representative Joaquin Castro told the senators on Thursday. “Everything that was done was because of that. Although he could intervene immediately and forcefully to stop the violence, he never did so.
After avoiding the get-out this week, along with the presentation, Mr. Trump’s legal team Provided the President with a highly combative and highly concise defense on Friday. Calling the charge of the House a “pre-emptive and monstrous lie”, he asserted in just three hours that the former president was a “law and order” -security leader who would never say “fight like hell” to his followers. Were not to be taken: and could not foresee the violence that followed.