Former President Donald Trump's legal team is arguing that Trump is being improperly tried on an impeachment charge for an unprecedented second time because of Democrats' deep-seated dislike of him. To kick off Tuesday's trial, they showed a montage straight from reality television to back them up.
Representative Jamie Raskin issued a warning on the first day of Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial.
The Senate voted 56 to 44 on Tuesday that the impeachment trial against former President Donald Trump is constitutional.
"Nothing before us proves illegality anywhere near the massive scale, the massive scale that would have tipped the entire election," Mitch McConnell said in January.
"I have no idea why he's saying what he's saying," said Alan Dershowitz, a Harvard Law School professor emeritus and member of Trump's defense team during his first impeachment trial.
The "Trump War Room" Twitter account said the ex-president's second impeachment trial is the sort of thing that occurs in "banana republics" and "third world dictatorships."
"The president of the United States sided with the insurrectionists. He celebrated their cause. He validated their attack," Cicilline said in reference to Trump's January 6 tweet about the Capitol riot.
"I don't think it's a long-term path to success," said the Republican congressman, who backed Trump's impeachment in the House.
President Joe Biden won't be among the anticipated millions of Americans watching the U.S. Senate's second impeachment trial of Donald Trump .
The montage included clips of rioters shouting "fight for Trump" and "we are listening to Trump."
Brian Kalt, a law professor at Michigan State, said Trump's attorneys misrepresented his findings, which favor impeaching officials after they've left office.
GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger warned the volatile situation in America may "get much, much worse," leading to a future incident which simply "cannot be overcome."
From our perspectives as theorists of political rhetoric, finishing a book on this very subject, the answer is obviously in the affirmative.
Senators will listen to four hours of debate over whether the proceeding is constitutional because Trump is no longer in office.
Trump's defense team claims that House impeachment managers "abdicated" their responsibility to investigate the Capitol riot to the media.
The former president's Senate impeachment trial is set to commence, with the upper chamber to make the decision on whether or not to convict him.
The vast majority of GOP voters view Republicans backing Trump's second impeachment or conviction as "disloyal."
Former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial is scheduled to begin in the Senate this week.
The U.S. will start its fourth presidential impeachment trial in history this week, with half being for Donald Trump.
The Alaska senator has said the party is more than the former president, as the Republican lawmakers who voted for impeachment insist they have no regrets.
Opening arguments in the former president's second impeachment trial are expected in the Senate on Wednesday.
The television personality responded to conservative backlash Cheney has received since voting to impeach the former president last month.
Impeachment managers from Trump's first impeachment trial say it will be critical for those selected to prosecute the former president in the second trial to provide context leading up to the January 6 Capitol riot.
"The evidence of President Trump's conduct is overwhelming. He has no valid excuse or defense for his actions. And his efforts to escape accountability are entirely unavailing," the 10 Democratic managers wrote.
Just over two decades ago, a dozen senators were already serving in the Senate during former President Bill Clinton's impeachment trial.
Former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial will focus on whether he incited an insurrection, a charge that in a criminal court falls short of treason, the highest crime in the United States, and is easier to prove.
Former President Donald Trump will make history this week as the only U.S. president to be impeached twice and the first to undergo trial after leaving office.
Bruce Castor, one of Trump's attorneys, argued impeachment isn't meant to be a "punishment."
"In the past, Congress has acknowledged and exercised its duty to not impeach when an official is no longer in office," Trump's legal team wrote in a pre-trial brief.
The former White House chief of staff accused senators of chasing a "viral moment" during the trial.