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In Impeachment Arguments, Prosecutors Stretch Time As Attack Draws Closer

UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 9: Lead impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., center, talks with managers Reps. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, and Madeleine Dean, D-Pa., before the start of the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump in the Capitol on Tuesday, February 9, 2021. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 9: Lead impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., center, talks with managers Reps. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, and Madeleine Dean, D-Pa., before the start of the second impeachment trial of... UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 9: Lead impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., center, talks with managers Reps. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, and Madeleine Dean, D-Pa., before the start of the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump in the Capitol on Tuesday, February 9, 2021. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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February 10, 2021 3:50 p.m.

Notice something subtle about the way the House impeachment managers are presenting the timeline of Trump’s actions: As we approach Jan. 6, the operable unit of time goes from months to weeks to days to hours to minutes.

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