Trump's impeachment trial: Ex-president called 'inciter in chief' during attack on Capitol

Source : 112 Ukraine

The relevant footage was shown to the US Senators who consider this case
16:03, 11 February 2021

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Donald Trump's second impeachment trial allowed US Senators to get acquainted with a new video of the day when his supporters stormed the US Congress, BBC reports.

The footage showed law enforcement officers engaging in altercations with the rioters and pleading for their support.

Some of the Democrats, who actually prosecute Trump's impeachment case, argued he had acted as "inciter in chief" by using the ex-president's own words and tweets.

Related: As impeachment begins, New York accelerates probes of Trump's property dealings

According to the outlet, it looks like as the vast majority of Republican senators still show support for their representative, who is the first-ever U.S. president to get impeached twice during his term. The second impeachment is related to the infamous attack on the Capitol that led to deaths and injuries of many people.

As we reported earlier, the trial was postponed last week in order to honor a request by a Trump attorney who observes the Jewish Sabbath, which lasts from sundown on Friday to sundown on Saturday.

“We respect their request and of course will accommodate it,” a spokesman for Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer stated.

Related: Trump impeachment: US Senate finds trial constitutional and allows proceedings to begin


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