Trump was presidentbegan on Tuesday, February 9 and continues on Wednesday. Senators are considering condemning the former president for inciting an uprising after a mass of supporters overcame a January 6 deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol.
CBSN will broadcast the hearing in its entirety, and CBSN Elaine Quijano will provide an analysis once it has finished that day. CBSN coverage begins 30 minutes before the trial begins each day.
Norah O’Donnell, an anchor for “CBS Evening News,” records a CBS News special report from Washington DC. Joined are CBS News White House correspondent Nancy Cordes and CBS News Washington correspondent Major Garrett, as well as CBS News political analyst and “60 Minute” correspondent John Dickerson in New York. Nikole Killion, Kris Van Cleave and Jeff Pegues, CBS News correspondents, report from the Capitol.
On the first day of the trial, Democratic House accountability leaders presented a dramatic 13-minute video of the chaos in the Jan. 6 Capitol in parallel with Mr. Trump’s speech to supporters as followers “fight hell.”
How to watch Trump’s second indictment – Day 2
- What: Trumping former President Senate to court
- Date: The trial will resume on Wednesday, February 10, 2021
- Time: 12:00 ET
- Location: The American Capitol in Washington DC
- Online stream: Live broadcast on CBSN in the player above as well as on the mobile or streaming device
- On TV: CBS Radio Stations (Full list of CBS stations here)
- Follow: Live updates on CBSNews.com
The president’s attorneys argued on Tuesday that the Senate has no authority to hold prosecution proceedings against former officials based on the simple language of the Constitution. However, the Senate voted against this argument against 56 and 44, and 6 Republicans joined the Democrats to allow the trial to continue.
On January 13, the House accused Trump of filing a charge of inciting an uprising.he joined all Democrats and voted to hold him accountable.
The indictment article accuses Mr. Trump of “deliberately inciting violence against the U.S. government,” a speech to his supporters, “which encouraged – and predictably resulted in – illegal action at the Capitol.” Five people, including the, they lost their lives.
It’s Mr. Trumpto be charged twice. But they seem likely to be acquitted, as the verdict requires 67 votes – two-thirds of the senate – which would mean 17 Republicans would have to join all 50 Democrats.
Leaders of the house were held accountable last weekduring the trial, but the former president’s lawyers quickly rejected the idea.