This IS gonna be a three ring political circus ….
The House Democrats are presenting a case to the US Senate that the ‘protest ‘ on January 6th, that has resulted in several deaths, assault’s, mob vandalism , and an effort to hurt lawmakers and the Vice President and has resulted in over 400 FBI criminal cases , making the event their largest investigation since the 9/11 case 19 years ago WAS because of President Donald Trump’s urging….
Trump’s new lawyers seem to be echoing their clients delusional view that the election was ‘stolen’ from him….
A good many Republicans , who the FBI and others believe helped the protest think Trump is blameless and won’t convict him of anything….
Members of the jury where involved at the scone of crimes the FBI is investigating….
Former President Donald Trump bears “unmistakable” responsibility for the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol and should be barred from holding federal office, the House’s impeachment managers argued in their opening salvo for the Senate’s upcoming trial.
A week before the Senate is slated to put the ex-president on trial for a second time, the House’s first legal brief outlines a weeks-long campaign by Trump to overturn President Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory based on unsubstantiated claims of election fraud — culminating in the insurrection at the Capitol while lawmakers were certifying Biden’s win.
“President Trump’s pursuit of power at all costs is a betrayal of historic proportions,” the House wrote in its opening brief. “It requires his conviction.”
The House impeached Trump a week after the Jan. 6 attack, charging him with inciting the insurrection and writing in Tuesday’s brief that he did so using “incendiary and violent language” that put at grave risk the lives of the same senators now serving as jurors in the case against Trump.
“It is one thing for an official to pursue legal processes for contesting election results,” the House managers wrote. “It is something else entirely for that official to incite violence against the government, and to obstruct the finalization of election results, after judges and election officials conclude that his challenges lack proof and legal merit.”
Trump’s legal team is expected to file its first official response to the impeachment charge later Tuesday.
The House’s legal brief also directly addresses the arguments from Trump’s allies that the Senate has no constitutional right to put a former president on trial. Indeed, 45 out of 50 Republican senators voted last week that trying an ex-president on impeachment charges is unconstitutional, creating a significant hurdle for the House as it seeks to convince at least 17 GOP senators that Trump should be convicted of the charge against him. Conviction requires the support of two-thirds of the chamber, or 67 senators….
Biden & Co. just cannot get rid of the Trump stench which seems to be everywhere and won’t go away….