July 15, 2024

Trump Refuses Testimony as Cases Wrap

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Trump won't testify as defence and prosecution rest cases

Former President Donald Trump will not testify in his impeachment trial as both the defence and prosecution have rested their...


Trump won’t testify as defence and prosecution rest cases

Former President Donald Trump will not testify in his impeachment trial as both the defence and prosecution have rested their cases. Trump’s legal team argued that his speech before the Capitol riot was protected under the First Amendment and that the trial is unconstitutional since he is no longer in office.

The prosecution presented video evidence and witness testimony to argue that Trump incited the violence at the Capitol on January 6th. The defence countered that Trump’s speech was not intended to encourage violence and that he cannot be held responsible for the actions of a few individuals.

The Senate will soon vote on whether to convict or acquit Trump of incitement of insurrection. A two-thirds majority is required for a conviction, which seems unlikely given the current makeup of the Senate.

Regardless of the outcome of the trial, the events of January 6th have left a lasting impact on American politics and society. The trial has sparked a debate over the limits of free speech and the role of the president in relation to the actions of their supporters.

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