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LIVE: Trump’s Team, House Managers Give Final Closing Arguments Followed by Floor Speeches

LIVE: Trump’s Team, House Managers Give Final Closing Arguments Followed by Floor Speeches

Then the senators will have about 10 minutes for floor speeches, which will last until Wednesday afternoon.

President Donald Trump’s defense team and House managers will give their closing arguments on the Senate floor for the impeachment trial.

It starts at 11 a.m. ET and will last four hours. Senators will then have an opportunity to speak on the floor on why or why not the chamber should convict Trump.

House managers will go first. They have two hours to make their arguments. Then the defense team will have two hours.

The Senate will break for lunch.

Upon return, the senators will have an opportunity to make their impeachment speeches.

Manchin Undecided

Conservative Democrat Joe Manchin said he is undecided on how he will vote on Wednesday. However, he suggested the Senate censure Trump instead.

Floor Speeches

The Senate has begun the floor speeches.

Trump Lawyer Jay Sekulow Highlights Democrats Obsession With Impeachment

Sekulow played a clip of many Democrats talking of impeaching Trump since inauguration in 2017.

Trump Lawyer Patrick Philbin Slams the House for Breaking Rules

Like Ken Starr, Philbin is using his time to slam the House for not giving Trump due process and therefore broke the rules.

Philbin also lashed out at the House’s excuses not to go through the courts and process. He pointed out the process should go slow.

He then responded with disgust towards Demmings’ argument about Trump acting guilty because it goes against our system of law. He said that there is nothing wrong with anyone asserting their rights and privilege. He pointed out that even the Supreme Court has basically said that train of thought is stupid.

Trump Lawyer Mike Purpura: Ukraine Never Knew About the Aid Pause Until Politico Article

Purpura used his time to remind the senators that the Ukrainian government never learned about the U.S. pausing aid to the country until a Politico article on August 28.

He concluded that since no one, especially in the higher levels, knew about the pause then there was no leverage.

In fact, once someone informed Zelensky, he panicked and brought it up with Vice President Mike Pence in Warsaw on September 1. Yes, even Zelensky did not know.

Pence told Zelensky that he would like information on Zelensky’s anti-corruption reforms and how Europe could help more. In other words, Pence never mentioned investigations into the Biden family.

Manager Rep. Hakeem Jeffries: Trump Put Our National Security Up for Sale

Jeffries accused Trump of putting America’s national security for sale. He also said Trump’s actions already call into question the legitimacy of the 2020 election.

Manager Rep. Val Demmings: Innocent People Don’t Hide

Demmings claimed that “[I]nnocent people don’t try to hide every document and witness, especially those that could clear them” because “guilty people do” that.

I’m no lawyer, but I’m thinking that if you advise your client to talk and release all the documents you won’t be in business very long.

Also, Trump released transcripts. The left managed to twist that to fit their agenda. Why would he want to release anything else?


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Riveting. Repeating everything we already heard and lying as fast as they can. One hundred senators for ten minutes each is almost 17 hours, even if they stick to time. And not a useful word will be said.

casualobserver | February 3, 2020 at 11:45 am

You mean it’s not over? The attention whores are seeking more full days of media coverage? Holy crap they just don’t get it.

Is Mighty Mitt ready for his closeup?

Lucifer Morningstar | February 3, 2020 at 12:34 pm

He also said Trump’s actions already call into question the legitimacy of the 2020 election.

OMFG! The democrats are so pathetic they cannot even wait until they lose the 2020 presidential elections before declaring them illegitimate. How sad is that. (Guess they’ve got to work on establishing yet another narrative as to why they lost. Even at this early date.)

I would laugh so hard if the floor vote on dismissal of the charges is held at the end of today, and all of Wednesday after the SOTU is reserved for the empty Senate chambers with CSPAN cameras and their little ten minute monologues.

How can we know that every vote will be free from foreign interference

So why isn’t it “foreign interference” when illegals vote?

Since they’re not Americans, they’re foreigners, by definition.

How can we ensure that the election will be fair? Demand voter ID and citizenship verification at every polling place.