In the Senate, the historic, second impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump continues. Today, the defense will appear before the Senate and try to prove that the president is not guilty of “inciting rebellion.” This will be the last chance for the defense team to convince the senators with their own arguments, since, on Saturday, the Senate is going to hold the final impeachment vote.
Trump’s lawyer, David Schoen, said the defense would “take 3-4 hours” to prove the president’s innocence.
Schoen did not discuss defense tactics with reporters, though he said the rhetoric about the first amendment to the constitution, or freedom of speech, is twisted. According to the defense, the prosecution failed to establish a direct link between the president and the insurgents.
For four days on Wednesday and Thursday, Democratic prosecutors had the opportunity to present their arguments to the Senate. They said Republicans knew what would happen when the president called on protesters to go to the Capitol. That is why they demand that the president be blamed.
“If he [პრეზიდენტის] “When he returns to office, the same thing will happen again, and we will only have to blame ourselves,” said Jamie Ruskin, the imp’s leading manager.
On Jan. 13, the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives, the lower house of Congress, found the president guilty of “inciting insurgency.” In order for the process to end with the final impeachment of the President, the consent of 2/3 of the Senate, or 67 senators, is required. For that, Democrats will need the consent of 17 Republicans. Most likely, this will not happen.
If expectations are not met and President Trump is found guilty by the Senate, then the Senate can also vote on the resolution and block Trump from ever holding public office. A simple majority will be needed to get this resolution.