Trump and Giuliani sued over RiotsPosted by Thomas Bush / February 17, 2021
Donald Trump’s impeachment trial may be over, but his legal issues are just beginning. Overwhelming sentiment among Democrat lawmakers and liberal Americans will almost guarantee he faces criminal charges. Indeed, he’s already facing criminal investigations in several states, including Georgia. Trump called Georgia state officials, pressuring them to find votes he needed to win the 2020 election.
Donald Trump was acquitted in his historic second impeachment trial. But the fact that he was impeached for a second time is not the only historic part of this trial. Seven Republican Senators voted to impeach Trump, which makes the impeachment with the most bipartisan support in American history.
A Senate Republican called for Trump and Pence aides to come forward to and tell the Senate what they know about Trump’s conduct during the riots, further sign of and anti-Trump groundswell within the party. And, most damning of all, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell savaged Trump in a blistering speech in which he said Trump was “practically and morally responsible” for the January 6 Riots. That statement will undoubtedly be used against Trump in the impending criminal trials.
The early stages of Trump’s impeachment trial did not look good for Trump. His lawyer’s defense has been universally derided as terrible. Even Alan Dershowitz admitted he had “no idea” what was going on. Trump, for his part, was apparently “borderline screaming” and “deeply unhappy” about the first day. But apparently that doesn’t matter––several Republican Senators didn’t even seem to be paying attention to the impeachment trial, including Rand Paul who simply doodled, skipped out early, and also snuck a note to Trump’s attorneys.