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By Associated Press
Democrats say Capitol Police evacuated House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from the Capitol complex entirely because they feared for her safety on Jan. 6.
Footage also showed rioters screaming and breaking into the Capitol. Some of the rioters grabbed fire extinguishers from the walls as they stormed through the hallways.
Prosecutors at President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial are using footage of the rally he headlined ahead of the riot on the Capitol to argue he incited the crowd.
The first several hours of Wednesday's presentation relied on a lawyerly recitation of months of incendiary quotations and speeches from Trump, with lawmakers calmly working to link his statements to the violence that ensued.
By Jonathan Lemire, Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press
White House aides privately note that the president doesn't gain much from weighing in on the trial. And they say that staying above the fray allows him to focus on his COVID-19 relief package.
Prosecutors at Trump’s impeachment trial on Wednesday said Trump fired up his supporters with lies about a stolen election and followed up with an invitation to a Jan. 6 rally near the White House.
By Lisa Mascaro, Eric Tucker, Mary Clare Jalonick, Jill Colvin, Associated Press
Though most of the Senate jurors have clearly already made up their minds on acquittal or conviction, they were riveted on the video and audio as the rioters took over the chamber where the impeachment trial is now being held.
Many said they didn’t understand Trump’s lawyers’ arguments as they sought to persuade the Senate to dismiss the trial on constitutional grounds. Trump was impeached by the House for inciting the insurrection at the Capitol.
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