Lawyers for former President Donald Trump of the country facing impeachment in the January 6 riots in the US Capitol (Parliament House) said in the Senate that Trump was the head of law and order and his speech did not provoke a riot. The lawyers claimed that there was not enough evidence to prove the allegations leveled against Trump during impeachment.
Trump’s lawyer, Bruce Castor, said, “The House of Representatives lacks evidence to justify the accusations of impeachment allegations.” Castor said that the House of Representatives has driven this impeachment inspired by politics. The last two days in the Senate, House of Representatives managers argued against Trump.
Castor showed video clips of various Democratic leaders saying, “Their goal is to remove a political opponent, enforce their decision in the name of the will of the electorate.” He said that the most important thing during this impeachment hearing is whether the 45th President provoked the crowd or not.
He said that Democratic leaders are calling it treason, but ‘it is certainly not treason.’ Castor said that treason occurs when there is an attempt to seize power of the country, but in this case there is clearly nothing like it. He quoted reports from the FBI, Ministry of Justice and several former and current officials that the January 6 riots were pre-planned.
Castor said, ‘(Former) President has no hand in these riots. They did not directly or indirectly encourage the use of violence or illegal steps. ‘ Trump’s lawyers gave their arguments for about four hours. Subsequently, during the impeachment hearing, the senators acting as juries questioned both sides. After the arguments of both sides are completed, the 100-member Senate will vote on the impeachment hearing.
The Senate requires 67 votes to pass impeachment against Trump. Political analysts say it is difficult for Democratic leaders to get so many votes, because the Democratic Party has 50 members in the Senate and they need the votes of 17 Republican leaders. Castor said the president has been clear since the beginning that those who attacked the Capitol should be punished. He alleged that the managers of the House of Representatives tampered with Trump’s video, which selectively showed his speech.