Prosecutors in the impeachment lawsuit against former President Donald Trump showed previously unseen footage of CCTV cameras on the Capitol building during the January 6 storm in the Senate. These photos show how politicians have to flee quickly and miss the attackers. You can also hear the chaos among the Capitol agents.
Wednesday was the second day in the Trump impeachment trial. The day before, a majority of the senators ruled that the process was constitutional and could continue.
Prosecutors try to show in the Senate that Trump is responsible for inciting his supporters to storm the Capitol. They do so by showing pictures of the day of the storming, but also by photographing a president who has been planning an uprising for months.
Prosecutors said the attackers already had plans to kill former Vice President Mike Pence and members of Congress and were well prepared and organized. Trump gave a speech shortly before the storming of the Capitol, calling on his supporters to revolt and advance towards the Capitol. He was angry at what he saw as a “stolen election” and Vice President Pence refused to sabotage the formalization of the election results.
Storms are approaching politicians
Democrat Congressman Stacey Blasket released footage on Wednesday showing the close proximity of Pence, who was with his family at the time. Trip away. Other photos show fleeing politicians and an attorney warning Republican Senator Mitt Romney against getting out as quickly as possible.
Blasket also left Audio clips Hear Capitol agents panicked requesting reinforcements as they approach Trump supporters. A policeman stated that several guards were wounded and metal poles were thrown at them.
According to Blaskett, the rioters orchestrated by the Capitol scattered to find Pence and US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. They miss the storms in just a few minutes.
Democratic prosecutors hope to convince a two-thirds majority in the Senate to vote for Trump’s indictment. That prospect appears to be minimal, although a number of Republicans said Wednesday they were impressed by the speeches and photos of the plaintiffs. Some Republicans are not convinced that Trump is also responsible for the storm. Some also consider impeaching Trump while he is absent from the presidency a waste of time.
The 100 senators should in principle be politically neutral on the impeachment issue, but in most cases they vote on party lines. Both prosecutors and Trump’s defense were given sixteen hours to bring their cases. The trial continues on Thursday.