Since being kicked off virtually all online platforms, former President Trump has been quiet.
He hasn’t had much to say publicly.
But that all changed when he broke his silence and destroyed the entire Democrat Party with one statement.
Even after kicking Trump out of office, Democrats aren’t done with their crusade to destroy him.
They are now moving full speed ahead with impeachment, with the goal of convicting him for “inciting” violence at the Capitol on January 6.
If they succeed, it won’t do much, as he is already out of office.
But it will preclude him from ever running for public office again.
In their articles of impeachment, Democrats do everything they can to try to explain away the fact that Trump explicitly told his supporters to protest “peacefully and patriotically” by claiming that his call for peace was canceled by him stating that they should “fight like hell.”
If they succeed, their hypocrisy will be clear, as they never once called for Democrats using similar language about Black Lives Matter protests that turned violent to be charged.
But Trump, through his legal team, destroyed all their arguments in a 14-page brief.
In Trump’s response, legal team heads Bruce R. Castor, Jr. and David Schoen argue that the Senate cannot try a President who has left office.
They also argue that any attempt to prevent Trump from serving in any future public office “would constitute a Bill of Attainder in violation of Art. I, Sec. 9. Cl. 3” of the Constitution.
Along with those legal arguments, they state that Trump’s claims that the 2020 election was fraudulent is protected by the First Amendment, adding that Trump rejects the House’s claim that his claims of election fraud are false.
The response also argues that Trump’s “fight like hell” statement had nothing to do with violence at the Capitol, but “was clearly about the need to fight for election security in general, as evidenced by the recording of the speech.”
Further, Trump’s lawyer’s note that Democrats have contested the Electoral College vote in the past on numerous occasions.
The entire 14-page response is below:
It is clear that the Democrat’s impeachment trial is nothing more than a sham show trial.
Making this more clear, they appointed radical Left Senator Patrick Leahy to lead the impeachment trial, showing that it is as partisan as it can get.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.