House Managers, Trump’s Defense Make Closing Arguments

February 13, 2021

The fifth day of former President Trump’s impeachment trial will open this morning with the question of witnesses and new evidence.

Overnight, new details emerged about what the then-president was up to while the insurrection was underway, with Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) recounting an episode in which Trump expressed sympathy for the rioters during a shouted call with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

If senators choose not to call witnesses, House impeachment managers and the former-president’s defense team will proceed to their closing arguments.

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