Donald Trump, After Acquittal, Says His Political Movement "Has Only Just Begun"

Remigio Civitarese
Febbraio 15, 2021

Richard Painter, the former White House counsel to George W. Bush, this week cited laws that he thinks could help with the indictment of former President Donald Trump, now that he has been acquitted in his second impeachment.

Party spokesman Tim Wigginton told multiple news outlets Sunday that the group's central committee would meet for the vote Monday night.

Seven Republican senators joined the Democrats in voting for his conviction in the five-day long trial, reportedly making it a bipartisan impeachment trial. Burr initially voted against the trial's constitutionality, but said he resolved to be an "impartial juror" once the full Senate made a decision to proceed.

He cited 18 U.S.C. § 373, which he said contains two requirements: "the circumstances must suggest that Trump had the intent to engage in conduct amounting to a violent felony and that he "solicited, commanded, induced or otherwise endeavored" to persuade his followers to engage in such conduct". "Therefore, I have voted to convict".

Trump was accused of inciting violence in the Capitol riots by motivating his supporters to go and "fight like hell" in the US Capitol on January 06 when Biden's win against Trump in the US elections was being conformed.

Trump denounced his second impeachment trial as "yet another phase of the greatest witch hunt in the history of our Country".

Trump could have been tried while still in office, but McConnell refused to bring senators back from recess in January to hold a trial.

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