Senators Pose Questions After Trump Lawyers Wrap Up Brief Defense

February 12, 2021
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 11: Members of former President Donald Trumps defense team, David Schoen, center left, Michael van der Veen, center, and Bruce Castor, center right, arrive at the Capitol before the start of... UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 11: Members of former President Donald Trumps defense team, David Schoen, center left, Michael van der Veen, center, and Bruce Castor, center right, arrive at the Capitol before the start of day three of the impeachment trial in the Senate on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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February 12, 2021

President Donald Trump’s lawyers have concluded their defense arguments after using a mere three hours of the 16 allotted to them in the impeachment trial. None of the attorneys mused how Nebraska was a “quite a judicial-thinking place” this time, but their brief presentation did largely consist of lengthy video compilations, false equivalencies, and patently phony claims that Trump was indeed a “law and order” president.

At the end of their argument, Bruce Castor, one of the attorneys, told the senators the team was generously cutting their time short in order to give the chamber more time to deal with COVID-19. Okay!

The rest of the day will be spent on the senators’ questions to the House impeachment managers and Trump’s defense team. In that four-hour session, the managers and lawyers will have five minutes to respond to each question. Questions for both parties will be split evenly.

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President Donald Trump’s lawyers have concluded their defense arguments after using a mere three hours of the 16 allotted to them in the impeachment trial. None of the attorneys mused how Nebraska was a “quite a judicial-thinking place” this time, but their brief presentation did largely consist of lengthy video compilations, false equivalencies, and patently phony claims that Trump was indeed a “law and order” president.

At the end of their argument, Bruce Castor, one of the attorneys, told the senators the team was generously cutting their time short in order to give the chamber more time to deal with COVID-19. Okay!

The rest of the day will be spent on the senators’ questions to the House impeachment managers and Trump’s defense team. In that four-hour session, the managers and lawyers will have five minutes to respond to each question. Questions for both parties will be split evenly.

Follow our live coverage of the proceedings below:

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