Senate Impeachment Trial: Read Rep. Jamie Raskin Five Questions For Trump’s Lawyers (Video)

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During his Senate impeachment trial, former President Donald Trump refused to testify as Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md), the lead House manager, listed the questions he would have asked Trump, but Trump’s lawyers will stand to respond to them when they present their defense of Trump.

Read Rep. Jamie Raskin Five Questions For Trump’s Lawyers

Former President Donald Trump refused to testify during his Senate impeachment trial. So in closing the prosecution’s case on Thursday afternoon, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md), the lead House manager, listed the questions he would have asked Trump. He urged Trump’s lawyers to respond to them when they present their defense of Trump, which will begin on Friday.

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Read Rep. Jamie Raskin Five Questions For Trump’s Lawyers

As reported by Mother Jones, below are the five (5) questions:

1. Why did President Trump not tell his supporters to stop the attack on the Capitol as soon as he learned of it?
2. Why did President Trump do nothing to stop the attack for at least two hours after the attack began?
3. As our constitutional commander-in-chief, why did he do nothing to send help to our overwhelmed and besieged law enforcement officers for at least two hours…after the attack began?
4. Why did President Trump—not at any point that day—condemn the violent insurrection and the insurrectionists?
5. If a president incited a violent insurrection against our government, would that be a high crime and misdemeanor? Can we all agree at least on that?

As Raskin finished, he quoted Thomas Paine and told the senators, “We need to exercise our common sense about what happened.”