Donald Trump Denies Inciting Capitol Riots, Claims Senate Has No Power To Impeach Him




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Mr. Donald Trump, a US President, has spoken up, denying allegations making the rounds that he instigated the Capitol riots that claimed five lives and injured many.

The US leader equally claimed that the US senate has power to impeach him, noting that he “holds office from which he can be removed.”

On the 6th January, 2021, alleged Trump’s supporters stormed the US Capitol in a bid to overthrow November 2020 US presidential election result.

They were dispersed by the joint efforts security agents, who sustained varying degrees injuries.

About 50 police officers were said to have been hospitalized after the at the Capitol.

However, on Tuesday, 2 February, 2021, Trump denied encouraging his supporters to invade US Capitol, arguing that the Senate doesn’t have the right to a trial over his by the Representatives.

In a 14-page answer to the sole article of against him (incitement of insurrection) Trump’s in the filing reject the idea that he “incited the crowd to engage in destructive behavior” when he spoke near the White shortly before the Jan. 6 .

Bruce Castor Jr. and David Schoen according to New York Post, wrote: “It is denied that the phrase ‘if you don’t fight like hell you’re not going to have a country anymore’ had anything to do with the action at the Capitol as it clearly about the need to fight for election security in general, as evidenced by the recording of the speech”.

The filing further says Trump didn’t intend “to interfere with the counting of Electoral votes” during the joint session of Congress that later certified President ’s and had the right “to express his belief that the election results were suspect.”

“Like all Americans, the 45th President is protected by the First Amendment,” his wrote.

“Indeed, he believes, and therefore avers, that the United States is unique on Earth in that its governing documents, the and of , specifically and intentionally protect unpopular speech from government retaliation.”

The filing further claims that the Senate “lacks jurisdiction over the 45th President because he holds office from which he can be removed.”

Removal from office is the only “active remedy allowed … under ,” making Trump’s “moot and a non-justiciable question,” his lawyers wrote.

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