Trump impeachment: Graphic video seen as ex-president dubbed ‘inciter in chief’

A new dramatic and graphic video of the day his supporters stormed the US Congress has been presented to Senators at Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial.

The video showed police engaged in clashes with rioters hand-to-hand and urgently begging for help.

Officers took politicians, often within meters of the crowd breaking into the chambers, to safety.

A new dramatic and graphic video of the day his supporters stormed the US Congress has been presented to Senators at Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial.

The video showed police engaged in clashes with rioters hand-to-hand and urgently begging for help.

Officers took politicians, often within meters of the crowd breaking into the chambers, to safety.

Democrats pursuing the case argued that he had acted as “inciter in chief” using Mr Trump’s own words and tweets.

In the evenly divided 100-seat Senate, a two-thirds vote is needed to convict Mr Trump, but an acquittal seems possible as the vast majority of Republican senators have remained loyal to him thus far.

He will, however, be barred from taking office again if convicted.

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The impeachment managers – the Democrats charged with leading the case – methodically pieced together the attack on the Capitol on 6 January in sometimes emotional testimony.

The building was stormed after thousands gathered in support of unfounded accusations that Mr Trump’s win in the November presidential election was denied through systematic fraud. Five citizens, including a police officer from the Capitol, died.

Later this week, Mr Trump’s attorneys will present the prosecution case, but they have already argued that the trial against him is politically motivated and illegal and that he has not advocated crime.

Source: BBC News