Defence lawyers argued in Donald Trump's impeachment trial that the former president bore no responsibility for the deadly attack on the US Capitol while accusing Democrats of “hatred” and “hypocrisy.”
Democrats use their remaining hours of arguments in the impeachment trial to lay out the physical and mental harm caused by the attack, discuss Trump’s lack of action as it unfolded and do a final presentation on the legal issues involved.
During arguments, impeachment managers showed a flurry of excerpts from former president Trump's speeches in which he told supporters the only way he could lose is if the election results were rigged.
Former president Donald Trump will go on trial in the US Senate soon after a fresh impeachment case against the former president is transmitted on Monday by the House of Representatives.
A swift impeachment trial of President Donald Trump is unlikely to lead to his ouster before Joe Biden takes office on January 20. This raises the prospect of a bitter trial in the Senate during Biden’s first days in the White House.
Democratic members of the House of Representatives are introducing articles of impeachment on Monday, which had drawn 190 co-sponsors so far. However, they need at least 17 Republican votes to impeach Donald Trump.
Democrats are seeking to have the Senate subpoena former adviser John Bolton to testify against President Trump, but Republicans threatened to demand that presidential hopeful Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, also testify.
Jurors at US Senate will decide if President Trump abused his office and obstructed Congress as charged in two articles of impeachment approved last month by the House of Representatives.
Trial of Donald Trump kicks off as lawmakers take solemn oath to be "impartial" in deciding whether to force 45th US president from office.
The Democratic-led House of Representatives voted to send two formal charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate, clearing the way for only the third impeachment trial of a US president to begin next week.
US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Senate should begin impeachment trial of President Donald Trump even though it has not resolved a dispute over whether top White House aides will be called as witnesses.
Vice President Mike Pence's aide Jennifer Williams was subpoenaed to give her testimony, while former national security adviser John Bolton's attorney said he had no interest in testifying without being subpoenaed.
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