Trump Aimed 'Loaded Cannon' of Supporters at Capitol, Democrats Allege

Trump Aimed 'Loaded Cannon' of Supporters at Capitol, Democrats Allege

Schoen a year ago represented Roger Stone, Trump's friend, on charges of witness tampering and obstruction of justice arising out of the federal investigation into ties between Trump's 2016 campaign and Russian Federation. And it used evocative language to conjure the day's chaos, when "terrified members were trapped in the chamber" and called loved ones "for fear they would not survive".

"His conduct endangered the life of every single Member of Congress, jeopardized the peaceful transition of power and line of succession, and compromised our national security", the Democratic managers of the impeachment case wrote.

In a separate clause, the Constitution says conviction can lead to "removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States". On Monday, House impeachment managers outlined their case in a legal brief, reports the Hill, the Washington Post, Forbes, and the AP.

Trump became the first USA president in history to be impeached twice when the House of Representatives charged him last month with inciting the mayhem inflicted by his followers when they invaded Congress on Jan 6. However, it is widely agreed one of the main reasons for the impeachment being pursued is that if found guilty, it would likely prevent him from running for office again, and derail any 2024 Presidential bid.

Trump is slated to file his first response later in the day to his second impeachment, this time for inciting an insurrection.

Supporters of President Donald Trump rally at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington.

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Police later took the suspect into custody, though no additional information regarding their identity or charges was provided. Officers responded to a call at about 1:30 a.m. of a multiple shooting at the home, police said in a press release.

Luttig has said that the text and goal of the Constitution make clear that the Senate's power is limited to convicting a sitting president.

President Biden signed three executive orders on Tuesday that aim to roll back the "stain" of Trump administration's hardline stance on immigration, including steps to begin the reunification process of children who were separated from their parents at the Mexican border under the previous administration's widely condemned family separation policy. Surveying the tense crowd before him, President Trump whipped it into a frenzy, exhorting followers to 'fight like hell [or] you're not going to have a country anymore, ' " the managers write.

Although Trump was impeached on Jan 13, his term ended a week later - before the beginning of the Senate trial. The Senate ultimately voted 55-45, meaning that, while the trial will go ahead, it revealed that almost half of the chamber believes the proceedings are unconstitutional.

No, but the majority of experts say it is constitutional to have an impeachment trial after an official has left office, said Brian Kalt, a law professor at Michigan State University and a leading impeachment scholar. Setting that precedent now would "horrify the Framers", the brief said.

In their brief, the impeachment managers also make their argument for the constitutionality of impeaching and convicting a now-former president. He is the first U.S. president to be impeached twice and the first to face trial after leaving office. They point out that the article of impeachment was voted on while he was still in office, for actions taken while he was in office. "He was impeached while still in office". But it could clear the way for a vote to prevent him from holding public office in the future.

The Democrats cited his unsuccessful efforts to sway Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and former Attorney General William Barr.

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