House Managers, Trump’s Defense Make Closing Arguments

February 13, 2021
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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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