Trump Impeachment Trial Begins; Senate Votes to Proceed With Trial; “GOP” Murkowski Once Again Sides With Dems; Trump Lawyer: ‘Floodgates Will Open’ if Senate Convicts Him

Trump Impeachment Lawyer Says ‘Floodgates Will Open’ if Senate Convicts Him

By New York Post. Former President Donald Trump’s lead impeachment lawyer warned Tuesday that “the floodgates will open” if the Senate convicts Trump of inciting the deadly storming of the Capitol by his supporters.

During arguments on Day One of Trump’s second impeachment trial, defense lawyer Bruce Castor said countless former government officials could be subjected to impeachment proceedings should House Democrats, led by US Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), prevail against the ex-president.

“If you go down the road Mr. Raskin asks you to go down, the floodgates will open,” Castor told the Senate.

“The political pendulum will shift one day. This chamber and the chamber across the way will change one day and partisan impeachments will become commonplace.” (Read more from “Trump Impeachment Lawyer Says ‘Floodgates Will Open’ if Senate Convicts Him” HERE)

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Senate Votes 56-44 to Proceed With Trump Impeachment Trial

By New York Post. An overwhelming majority of Senate Republicans voted Tuesday against proceeding with the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump — signaling for a second time that his conviction is all but impossible.

The 56-44 vote to try Trump for allegedly inciting the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol by his supporters followed more than three hours of arguments by lawyers on both sides.

Six Republicans voted with all 50 Democrats, one more than during a vote last month that gauged support for one of the former president’s key defenses — that the Senate has no jurisdiction over him because he’s no longer in office. . .

The other Republican senators who reprised their January votes were frequent Trump critic Mitt Romney of Utah — who cast the lone GOP vote to convict Trump during his first impeachment trial — Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Susan Collins of Maine, Ben Sasse of Nebraska and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, who in October announced he was retiring from politics. (Read more from “Senate Votes 56-44 to Proceed With Trump Impeachment Trial” HERE)

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Trump Impeachment Trial Begins

By Breitbart. Former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial begins on Tuesday with up to four hours of debate on whether a former president who was impeached while he was still in office can be prosecuted when he is no longer in the White House.

The impeachment trial will continue on Wednesday, with each side getting up to 16 hours to present their case, if a majority of Senators agree later today that Trump can be convicted as a former president.

(Read more from “Trump Impeachment Trial Begins” HERE)

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