The former president’s trial for “inciting extremism” is scheduled to begin on February 9.
LElected and Democratic Attorney Jamie Ruskin on Thursday asked Donald Trump to “testify under oath” about his “January 6 conduct”, the day of his attack on Capitol Hill by his supporters that earned him the first lawsuit from the Senate did.
A member of the House of Representatives wrote to him, “We propose that your testimony, which will certainly include the cross-examination, will be from Monday 8 to Thursday 11 February.” “We would be happy to organize it in a time and place that is convenient for all.”
“If you decline this invitation, we reserve all rights, including the right to argue the trial, which refuses to testify, which is overwhelmingly against you.”
The former Republican president’s trial for “inciting extremism” is scheduled to begin February 9. He is accused of encouraging his supporters to attack the Capitol when his elected officials attest to Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election.
Just before the attack, he spoke to a crowd of protesters gathered in Washington to protest his defeat. “You will not get back to our country by being weak. You have to show strength, ”he told them.
A week later, Donald Trump became the first president in American history to be impeached for the second time by a Democrat-controlled House.
He was already sent to Ukraine in late 2019 for a trial asking him to investigate Joe Biden’s son. He did not testify at this first trial and was quickly acquitted by the Senate with a Republican majority.
Even if the Democrats regained control of the Upper House, it would be difficult for them to rally enough Republicans to meet the threshold of 67 senators out of the 100 required to convict.
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