The team of lawyers who will defend former President Donald Trump during February impeachment trial against him plans to show photos and graphics as evidence to prove that the attack on the Capitol was not the result of an initiation of an insurrection.
“We’ll be putting up images where you can see the attack on the Capitol was already starting before President Trump even started his speech,” said Jason Miller, who worked as a senior adviser on Trump’s re-election campaign.
As noted by the Washington Examiner, Miller said that Trump’s speech at a Stop the Steal rally encouraged thousands of his supporters to come all the way to Washington to peacefully and verbally support him.
“You would have to be so thick in the head to have watched President Trump over the last five years and not realize that he is the most pro-law and order president ever and that he deplores any sort of mob violence,” Miller asserted.
On Jan. 6, while Congress was holding a joint session to certify the election results that declared Joe Biden the winner, pro-Trump rallies were held in several state legislatures across the United States. With the exception of the events in D.C., no other state saw any disturbances.
Ten Republican lawmakers on Jan. 13 joined Democrats in indicting Trump alleging charges of inciting insurrection.
According to the Democrats who filed the article of impeachment, Trump’s rally provoked an angry mob to storm the Capitol and endanger the lives of lawmakers who were voting to certify the outcome of the 2020 election.
Prior to the Capitol attacks, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) shared relevant information as evidence that the radical leftist group, Antifa, was behind the planning of the attacks on Congress.
According to what a law enforcement source told the New York Post, several well-known members of the organization were spotted among the crowd of Trump supporters, some of them reportedly infiltrating the crowd wearing distinctive pro-Trump clothing.
Meanwhile, Miller said that a chronology of events that day would be enough to show that Trump would not have been responsible for the mob’s actions. “We’ve seen public reports from the police and FBI and all sorts of other outlets that much of this planning was done well in advance,” he said.
Miller added that Trump’s defense team expects to show a timeline from the News York Times to object to the charges levied against the former president in the upcoming scheduled Senate trial.
According to Trump’s legal team, the trial is unconstitutional since the former president does not hold any office from which he can be removed. In order to obtain a conviction, the Senate requires a vote of two-third of its members.