1/8 Good morning friends. Day 2 of the impeachment trial was an example of forensic presentation of evidence. It was a masterclass in weaving a compelling narrative that absolutely chilled the soul. The Impeachment Managers, one by one, took the jury through the events of
2/8..6 January, painting a clear picture of events, linking their actions to the instructions given by the sitting President of the United States. The narrative was brought together by the excellent use of video footage which included a helpful graphic that placed context around
3/8..where the mob were in relation to lawmakers and staff, as they rampaged through the building. The really chilling thing for me, was the intent behind events. The careful grooming of Trump’s base in the lead up to that day. It was established without doubt, that this day had
4/8..been long in the planning and the seeds of anger had been sown in the months before the election even took place. Trump knew there was a strong likelihood that he might lose and he prepared the ground way ahead, to hold on to power when it happened. ‘Rigged election’ he
5/8..claimed, was the only way he could lose and that became the agenda. He had no intention of conceding and he would stop at nothing to retain power. It was beyond question, that his planning and his words drove what happened on that day. The intent of the mob was clear and the
6/8..hunting down of lawmakers, in particular the Vice President and Nancy Pelosi, was chillingly portrayed by the deeply disturbing footage which included new unseen security camera footage. It left no doubt, that murder was on the minds of some, as lawmakers and their staff
7/8..feared for their lives. It painted a picture of unbelievable heroism by Officer Goodman who with no regard for his own safety, saved numerous lives by leading the mob away from the location of lawmakers. Any Republican Senator that votes to acquit, will wear a badge of
8/8..shame for the rest of their lives. Politics be damned, people died as a direct result of this clear incitement to violence and some sat in that chamber, encouraged the mob and then cowered in rooms while their mob hunted down colleagues. They are as guilty as the mob.

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