Prosecutors and Trump lawyers spar over evidence

Senators are submitting written questions to the prosecution and the defense in the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. The defense attorneys for Trump wrapped up their presentation in the former president’s impeachment trial on Friday. (Feb. 12)

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MICHAEL VAN DER VEEN: It's been smoke and mirrors. And worse, it's been dishonest. He came up and tried to cover when he got caught, as they were caught earlier today with all of the evidence-- check-in tweets, switching dates.

So what he did was he misrepresented a tweet to you, to put forth the narrative that is wrong. It's wrong, it's dishonest, and the American people don't deserve this any longer. You must acquit.

JAMIE RASKIN: That was profoundly inaccurate and irrelevant to what the question is, so I'm going to get back to the question.

As Representative Cheney said, this would-- that all of this goes to the doorstep of the president. None of it would have happened without him, and everything is due to his actions. This would not happen. That is the chair of the House Republican Conference.