Trump lawyers eye acquittal as defense makes case

Donald Trump’s lawyers closed their arguments in the former president’s impeachment trial with a direct attack on Democrats on Friday. (Feb. 12)

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MICHAEL VAN DER VEEN: So we have a complete lack of evidence for the article of impeachment presented by the House managers. So why are we here? Politics. Their goal is to eliminate a political opponent. To substitute their judgment for the will of the voters. The goal is to eliminate a political opponent, to substitute their judgment for the will of the voters.

Members of the Senate, our country needs to get back to work. I know that you know that, but instead we are here. The majority party promised to unify and deliver more COVID relief, but instead they did this.

Let us be clear, this trial is about far more than President Trump. It is about silencing and banning the speech the majority does not agree with. It is about canceling 75 million Trump voters and criminalizing political viewpoints. That is what this trial is really about.