House Managers Conclude Opening Arguments in Trump Impeachment Trial

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House impeachment managers finishing their arguments against former President Donald Trump.

“This was not a hidden crime,” said Rep. Diana Degette.

A day after showing chilling video of the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol. Prosecutors on their final day explained why they believe Trump incited the insurrection.

We were invited by the President of the United States,” said Degette. “Their own statements before, during and after the attack made clear the attack was done for Donald Trump, at his instructions and to fulfill his wishes”

“He intended the events of January 6 to happen,” said Rep. Ted Lieu, “and when it did, he delighted in it.”

Lieu added, “President Trump’s lack of remorse and refusal to take accountability after the attack poses its own unique and continuing danger. I’m not afraid of Donald Trump running again in four years. I’m afraid he’s going to run again and lose, because he can do this again.”

Rep Jamie Raskin said, “President Trump declared his conduct totally appropriate.”

Despite the disturbing video evidence presented during the course of this trial, many Republicans remain unswayed and are expected to acquit the former president.

“The not guilty vote is growing,” said South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham.

Trump’s team will respond to the House’s case on Friday. His Defense Attorney, David Schoen had a response.

“The tragedy that happened here at the Capitol, lives lost, had nothing what-so-ever to do with President Trump,” Schoen said. “But they want you to believe that it did.”