Supreme Court v. Ex-president moves towards speedy termination. Friday is the defense’s turn, and it will be short.
The team of prosecutors from the House of Representatives ended their proceedings in the Supreme Court case against former US President Donald Trump on Thursday night.
Friday is the defense’s turn to defend him against charges of inciting to attack and overthrow the Congress in Washington.
Everything therefore points to a speedy conclusion of the federal trial, which is the second of its kind against Trump. It can happen as early as Saturday.
“We humbly, humbly ask you to convict Trump of the crimes he has committed overwhelmingly,” Democratic prosecutor Joe Neguse said.
He is one of nine prosecutors – all Democrats – from the House of Representatives. It is the assembly that has the right to initiate a federal court case. The Senate and its members serve as juries in the case. They are the ones who will ultimately have to pass judgment. It takes two-thirds of the 100 members to plead Trump guilty.
– If we do not do it (know him guilty ed.), If we pretend that this did not happen – or worse yet that we let it pass – well, who dares to say that it will not happen again, warned Neguse.
Trump’s lawyers kick off defense Friday. They will maintain that the former president cannot be held personally responsible for the storm at Congress on January 6, which left five people dead.
Protesters tried to break into Congress while Vice President Mike Pence was confirming that Democrat Joe Biden had won the election and was to be installed as the new president on January 20th.
Many of the attackers came from strongly right-wing organizations that are part of Trump’s voter base.
Prosecutors have shown during the review that Pence and many members of Congress were in imminent danger during the attack.
Trump’s lawyers have argued from the outset that Trump himself cannot be held personally responsible for the attack on Congress, and that the Supreme Court’s lawsuit against the former president is unconstitutional. That Trump is no longer president and therefore cannot be ousted.
Jamie Raskin, who leads the team of prosecutors in the Supreme Court, appealed to the 100 senators to act as “impartial judges.”
“Use your common sense about what just happened in our country,” he said.
But not all senators behave impartially, according to CNN. Republicans Lindsey Graham, Ted Cruz and Mike Lee were revealed Thursday night in a meeting with Trump defenders. It had not gone to any other trial.
/ ritzau /
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