What's Next for Donald Trump?
With his second impeachment trial behind him, former U.S. President Donald Trump says his movement to Make America Great Again is just beginning. Will looming creditors and criminal charges get in his way?
Trump received COVID-19 vaccine in January, sources say
"President Trump and former first lady Melania Trump reportedly received the Corona virus vaccine in January at the White House. Tom Roberts has more Trump did not announce that he and Melania had been vaccinated before leaving office on January 20th. It's unclear which back seen the former president and the former first lady received a source close to Trump confirmed to CNBC their vaccinations, but declined to share any additional details of context. The pair both tested positive for the virus last year, which lead then President Trump to be treated at Walter Reed Medical Center.
At conservative conference, Trump is still the golden boy
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting at C. pack former president trump is still the golden boy Florida welcome see Patty may have lost his reelection bid but make no mistake Donald Trump is still the dominant force in conservative politics that frustrate because seventy five million people voted for Donald Trump he is still the leader of this party make no doubt about C. pack the conservative political action conference opened Friday in Orlando Florida where senator Ted Cruz of Texas was among the speakers they want him to go away let me tell you this right now Donald J. trump they go in anywhere C. pack was moved to Orlando this year due to pandemic restrictions in Maryland and the audience bristled when told to obey local mask requirements on Sunday the faithful will get to see trump in his first post presidential appearance hi Mike Rossi up that we need to comply with the rules
CPAC: Trump takes jabs at Biden administration
"Taking a few jabs at the current administration All knew that the Biden administration was going to be bad, but none of us even imagined just how bad they would be. And how far left they would go. At CPAC in Orlando. He also crushed rumors of starting a new party, saying Republicans have a solid foundation. More vaccines are ready for
At CPAC, rising GOP stars send message that Trump is here to stay
"Hot item at CPAC is a likeness of former President Trump. Cpac is hosting former President Trump's first speech since he left the White House. But he is already happy Conservative Conference in Orlando and both how often he's referenced by other speakers and in the form of a 6 ft gold colored statue. It's the work of Tommy's Egon three years ago when they were coming out with the baby Trump and the Trump on a toilet, making Trump. I was disgusted with those that I said I could do a better job. He said. He tried to get the statue in front of the 45th president earlier tried to take it to trump his state. But I didn't get past the secret service. He hopes it will wind up in a future Trump Library. Brian Clark ABC NEWS
Ted Cruz in CPAC speech says ‘Trump ain’t goin’ anywhere’
"Freedom and hammering the democrats agenda themes for conservatives gathered in florida with future of the gop is also a topic. Texas senator ted cruz says the former president will continue to be influential look at donald j trump and they look at the millions and millions of people inspire who went to battle fighting alongside president trump. And they're terrified and want him to go away. Let me tell you this right now. Donald j trump ain't going anywhere. Trump is scheduled to speak sunday at cpac.
Trump to target Biden and assert leadership over GOP at CPAC
"CBS NEWS reports Former President Donald Trump plans to reaffirm his leadership of the Republican Party and sharply criticized President Biden for an early focus on immigration policy. When he addresses the CPAC conference tomorrow. It'll be Trump's first major speech of his post White House, a senior adviser to Trump tell CBS News. Trump is expected to call out some of his most vocal critics, but has no plans to announce a 2024 campaign to win back the presidency.
How real is the threat of prosecution for Donald Trump?
"The surprises in Donald Trump's final days as president was that he did not grant himself a part in something that might have been legally disputed, but might have protected him against any federal charges After leaving office. There was reportedly political advice that Such a move might look like an admission of criminal acts that would hurt him in a 2024 presidential race. So now he faces number of federal investigations for which part might have been useful and state investigations where pardon would have made no difference at all. But How much legal danger is he actually in? Rikki Klieman is a criminal defense lawyer and a legal analyst for CBS News. Ricky Good to talk to you. Good to talk to you Go. And let's just start with the Supreme Court decision that allowed access for the Manhattan D A to Donald Trump's tax filings and other financial records. How big a deal is this? It's a huge deal. This was the result of a subpoena that is 18 months old, which side advance the district attorney for New York County, which is in Manhattan. Had served upon Donald Trump's accountants and lawyers for Donald Trump's and the Trump Organization's tax records and other business records. This particular subpoena was fought by Donald Trump's attorneys up and down to the United States Supreme Court twice before it. We wound up with this ruling recently. So what does it mean? What it means. Is that a team of investigators Is going to go up to the lawyers for the accountants and be able to demand for that subpoena. The tax records going back for eight years of Donald Trump and the Trump Organization as well as other types of business records. They're going to take those records down to 100 Center Street to Cy Vance's district attorney's office. And you are going to have a number of people who are going to review these records to see if there is evidence of a crime. The Manhattan D. A's office Cy Vance's office has subpoenaed New York City Property tax agency is part of the criminal investigation that Trump's company. The agency confirmed that last week That's just prosecutors or examining the former president's efforts to reduce commercial real estate taxes for possible evidence of fraud. But let me ask you whether it's that or some of the claims, though not charges of criminal shenanigans going on in the trump real estate empire that at one point I think it was in 2017. His associate, Felix Sater, even said without being specific. Trump and we are both going to prison. Aren't these kind of alleged corporate crimes usually settled with financial fines rather than anybody actually going to prison? They are often settled with financial. Frein's, however, depends on how big a crime is found. If any, is found. What's advances offices looking at is the whole arena of fraud. They're looking at bank fraud. They're looking at tax fraud. They're looking at insurance fraud, and they're also looking at the much lesser offenses, which could be a misdemeanor. Of falsifying business records. But as you go up the line, the value of the fraud creates the crime itself. Whether it's a class A felony B felony C felony and so on. And so if there is a major fraud, you are really talking about some serious prison time, including the possibility of mandatory minimum sentences. Now, while saying that you are correct that often these cases are found to be misdemeanors. They're found to be diminished Mus and that they are settled by a payment. In this particular case, however, what we have to remember is that much of this started from the testimony of Michael Cohen before Congress when Michael Cohen said, in essence, That the Trump Organization kept two sets of books. That is what they would do is they would inflate the value of various properties in order to obtain loans, and they would deflate the value of the same properties in order to have a more favorable tax result. Now one of the defense's remember there is always a defense. One of the defense is that I am sure that the trump lawyers are going to go forward with is to say, Wait a minute. Everything that we did was reviewed not only by the accountants it was reviewed by banks. So it wasn't that we were trying to play fast and loose. When the banks reviewed these valuations, they had their own teams to be able to audit. No, you're going to find that this is not going to be a simple investigation and prosecution.
Trump rips McConnell as GOP divide deepens post-Capitol riot
"Days after Senate GOP chief Mitch McConnell blamed him for the capital attack Donald Trump he is giving it right back minutes after voting to acquit the former president that his impeachment trial on charges of inciting the insurrection McConnell said trump was practically and morally responsible there's no question none calling his actions before the ride a disgraceful dereliction of duty trump has its own adjectives calling McConnell a dour sullen and unsmiling political hack and if any Republican senator stay with McConnell they will lose it's the most clear signs yet of a deepening divide with some Republicans tried to distance the party from trump and others staying loyal in the hopes of not alienating the trump base Sager mag ani Washington
Trump's tax returns and related records turned over to New York district attorney
"I want to move on and talk a little bit about the tax issue and the tax returns. The court ruling could be handed over to the state of New York and and Cyrus Vance, the A G o. It was the prosecutor in this case. Looking into the President. Trump has taxes, his finances, etcetera, etcetera. You're working on that case. Look, I don't know anything about it. I've never seen his tax returns. But from knowing how businesses are run, I doubt there would ever be a billionaire, or frankly, any wealthy person whose taxes would look good. Unless there's a W two and unless somebody's an employee, and unless there are no no deductions available, I would imagine it would be more complicated than the average person's tax returns. Number one and number two. I would imagine that the president Then private citizen, Donald Trump probably hired the best accountants and lawyers available and they were the ones that filled out the taxes and not him. Well, I could tell you this I mean, 45th president. United States did not go down to meet with the local enough No disrespect, Agent or block. Actually, they do a lot of work, but he didn't go down to the local agent are blocking. Sit down and say here, my W two than he lets on my tax return. You're actually corrected. Tax returns are from a business and from his personal Work, which includes media real estate. Real estate tax returns are complicated by nature. He had expert CPS. He had expert tax counsel that prepared the returns. I'm not concerned about the returns we fought, we fought it. During while he was president. We did not think it was appropriate. To be able to seek those records. At least not unless they could show a special height. Need to justice is actually four justices would have agreed with us on height need. I suspected we had Amy Barrett. Now she probably would have to. I don't know that But it wouldn't matter because now the 45th president is the former president. But Come out strategy standpoint, I'm not gonna discuss trial strategy, and I don't think these are going to trial but from a litigation strategy or case strategy when you defend tax cases used the tax returns to defend your case. So this is not complicated. The tax returns may be complicated, but this is not a complicated defense. You know, the president does make a point. I mean, I'm not sure if you followed Merrick Garland's hearing yesterday, but he e mean seemed like he didn't know never picked up a newspaper to may and didn't knows much about anything and wasn't even willing to commit to keep in the dorm. Investigation. Ongoing. We now have a smoking gun email appear. James committed Jim Clapper and in that, he acknowledged, And this was the day that he signed the sex and second Fiza application. Is the first renewal application subsequently signed a third application three of the four and admitted that he was not able to verify The veracity and truthfulness of what we now know is the bunk, which is Hillary's bought and paid for dirty. Russian disinformation dossier, which raises the question of fraud before a FISA court in my mind that seems like a slam dunk. Am I wrong? No, I think I think you're right. I think Merrick Garland has a as a judge. It's a good reputation and former Justice Department official as well. I'm sure he's going to get confirmed. Hopefully, he will apply the law to the fax is that sky is that kind of reputation? He's not an Eric holder in my view at all and again, I think that this is Look, when you have an election go the way it went, however, it went there. The fact is they get to pick their nominees. And while there's already been some objections on others, I don't expect to be much objection. There will be a party line. Objection, but I don't think will be overwhelming. Yeah. You know all these legal issues that the president has dealt with the weed? You know, the president uses the term witch hunt in so many different ways. Look at what this country was dragged through. For three years. You were you were part of following this entire Russian witch hunt. You were involved in everything involving you. You lived for three years. You You lived the first impeachment trial. You know when a quid pro quo when it was only one fact witness Only one it was all based on not even a real whistle blower. But I hear, say, whistle blower, non whistle blower, and, you know everyone that testified was either an opinion witness. Or hearsay witness and nobody had any facts and the only real the only true witness said No, he didn't want to quit port pro or quo. Um at all. He said he wants nothing. He wants to make sure they're not gonna be corrupt and take that to the next level is thin. You got Joe bragging on tape that he leveraged a billion taxpayer dollars so they'd fire a prosecutor. That was investigating his son being paid millions with no experience. Yeah, well, look, I think the fact is that we beat back Bob Mueller. We beat back the first impeachment. We had good success and a lot of the Supreme Court cases. And the second impeachment, which we did not participate. And although we filed a brief with the Senate on the legality issue of whether you can teach the president no longer in office, which we took the position you cannot The president won these battles I He will win these other battles that he's as right now. But look they're trying to. I think it's pretty clear that the moves here are to try to disable him, so to speak. From being able to run again,
Former President Trump Headlines Conservative Gathering CPAC
"Trump headlines the premier Conservative gathering CPAC. For Pacifica Network and Public News Service. I'm Mary Sherman and their conference dedicated to the future of the conservative movement is already underway. And it's turned into an ode to Donald Trump. As speakers declared today, their fealty to the former president and attendees posed for Selfies with a golden statue of his likeness. As the Republican Party grapples with deep divisions over the extent to which they should embrace Trump After losing the White House and losing both chambers of Congress, those gathered at the annual conservative political Action Conference in central Florida made clear they're not ready to move on from the former president or from his baseless charges that the November election was rigged against him. Republican Senator Just Holly of Missouri, a potential presidential 2024 awful drew among the loudest applause today and the standing ovation when he bragged about Is challenging of the election certification on January 6th despite the storming of the Capitol building by Trump's supporters trying to halt the Institutionally mandated process. Trump will not arrive at the conference until Sunday, but was present in spirit in the form of a large golden statue erected in a merchandise show booth where attendees could pose for pictures with it more from reporters. Simon marks the stage is set in the US for a big weekend in Republican Party politics. Former President Donald Trump will address the conservative political action conference in Florida, where he's expected to stake his claim to the ongoing leadership of the Republican Party. The former president's former White House chief of staff is Mark Meadows. We will see the start of planning for the next administration, and I can tell you The people. They're the top of that list. All of them have. Trump is their last name. He spoke to Fox News Simon marks reporting. Immigrant rights activists
Trump and Giuliani sued by Democratic congressman over deadly Capitol riot
"Congressman is suing Donald Trump over the ex president's role in the capital riot. Trump's Senate impeachment acquittal is expected to lead to a wave of litigation over the insurrection now that he's lost some legal protections as an ex president. House Homeland Security Committee chair Bennie Thompson suit accuses Trump of inciting the insurrection and conspiring with his lawyer and extremist groups. Keep Congress from certifying the presidential election results. Several other lawmakers are expected to join the suit, which was brought under a law known as the Ku Klux Klan Act. It bans violence or intimidation meant to keep members of Congress or other federal officials from carrying out constitutional duties.
Trump to reemerge at CPAC as GOP tries to plot its future
"Action conference will provide the backdrop this weekend for the first public appearance since leaving office where former president Trump CPAC is often when a candidate a search themselves as the conservative standard bearer with an intent Be nominated by the Republican Party to run for the presidency. Whatever the former president discusses Sunday, CPAC organizer match lamp of the American Conservative Union says he's choosing his words carefully. He knows it's a very, very important reset for him and for the country and for half the country, and so many people who are here in this ballroom, many wonder if Trump will announce a 2024 candidacy. At
The Conservative Political Action Conference happens every year but 2021 will be different
"Is the big star of this year's conservative political action conference in Orlando and Republicans Coast to coast Wanna know his political future? There have been sweeping predictions about what he'll say is the keynote speaker on Sunday. Ranging from policy issues, too personal grievances about his election loss. Meanwhile, another potential presidential candidate governor Dissatisfied is leading off CPAC this morning as the most popular Florida Republican not named Trump State. Leo University Polling Institute director Frank Orlando says support for two satisfies policies on reopening schools and businesses ranges from 56 to 60%. With support for his vaccine rollout at 62%, which means he's getting support, obviously among Republicans, but also among independents and even some Democrats. Orlando says attacks on the status is covert response from Democrats just seemed to make him stronger with Republicans.
Trump acquitted: Senate votes 57-43 at impeachment trial
"For a second time the Senate has acquitted Donald Trump in an impeachment trial fifty seven senators voted that trump was guilty of inciting the capital insurrection ten fewer than needed to convict him so you said Donald John trump B. it is hereby acquitted Democrat Patrick Leahy announcing the result in the case of lead house prosecutor Jamie Raskin said was not really about trump this trial is about who we are and whether the world would see that America would let a leader get away with the ridging followers to violently breach the seat of government trump lawyer Michael Vander Veen said that then president had nothing to do with the riot that what he called a show trial was born instead out of hatred for trump and it's time to end of the witch hunt allow America's healing to begin seven Republicans voted with Democrats to convict trump who quickly welcome to the acquittal saying his movement has only just begun Sager mag ani Washington
Top House Republicans Liz Cheney and Kevin McCarthy publicly clash on Donald Trump
"Some division among House Republicans regarding the role former President Trump should play in the party. House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy was asked a former president Trump should speak at this weekend's conservative political action conference. Yes, Trump is scheduled to speak Sunday afternoon. A decision House Republican Conference chair Liz Cheney says is up to that organization, he says we fell in January, 6 I don't. I don't believe you should be playing a role for the party. But Chaney was one of just 10 Republicans and the only member of leadership to vote in favor of impeaching the former president of House Republicans voted to keep her in her leadership role. Following that vote, Fox's Jared Halpern on Capitol Hill
Trump to attend GOP's spring donor retreat
"Trump is scheduled to speak at the cpac conference on sunday while americans go about living their lives. Political reports trump is expected to attend the rnc upcoming spring donor. Retreat in april quote. The rnc's donor. Retreats are a prime stop for future presidential candidates who use the events to establish relationships with wait for it. Major contributors Back with us tonight. Abc veteran washington journalists and associate editor and columnist over a real clear politics and matthew. Dowd he is the founder of country over party. We should point out. He is a texan. Who has a new appreciation for a hot shower. Since the cold dark outage of late and in the past matthew was chief strategist for the bush. Cheney presidential effort Back in oh four Welcome to you both. Ab you right with your usual candor and clarity quote just six weeks. After a deadly insurrection against the us government republicans are past their horror and hopping eagerly back on the trump train. The new twenty twenty one ticket price. They must buy into his big lie. That brings us to the question a. b. if trump is the banner under which they all must run under which they all must try to raise money he lost. How can that be a winning strategy. Whatever he says goes so you saw that. Nothing made it more clear than the house. Gop whip steve scalise going on tv. The sunday after his visit mar-a-lago where apparently they just talked about their families and how chill and relaxed. The president has been in his post presidency period at his resort and he just could not bring himself to say that this was a free and fair election. He said yes. Legitimately biden one when he was pressed by jonathan karl of abc news because elector said that on december fourteenth basically. He said a lot of sing. Swing states just didn't follow their own state laws and a lot of people are very concerned so what you do is instead of spreading the big lie. You never defy trump. You never disavow it and you never spell it you sit and you never discuss. How pernicious and dangerous. It is liz cheney and adam her and others have you just sort of try to circle around it because quote your constituents buy into it. And that's what's gonna keep you in trump's orbit if you want to keep your job in twenty twenty two. Matt voters have a funny way of kind of market testing ideas on their own and figuring out what. And what's gonna fly. How is this gonna fly especially in republican tightly contested suburban races two years from now. Well i think it does well in republican primaries. So i think that's the issue and that's the real problem for the republicans right now. They know that. Donald trump tests eighty eighty five percent popularity among the voters at will participate in republican primaries even in republican primaries in purple states or in suburban districts. That are swing districts. The problem is every time they venture into capturing that republican primary voth it more and more offense the people in the general election so it gets okay in a red state or deep red district to do that but when you start to try to win in suburban areas around houston suburban areas around dallas suburban areas in michigan suburban areas in california. It becomes exceedingly problematic. An i think that's the problem there in though it doesn't seem like they're in any way trying to confront that general election problem that they just keep pushing that often it's somehow they think is going to solve itself. It's almost as if they're going through this primary. They did in two thousand fifteen in twenty sixteen where they thought that donald trump problem would salve itself or he would peter out or nobody would deal within or somebody else would handle it and they didn't have to and then what they ended up having donald trump the republican nominee and then donald trump the republican president and now donald trump the republican president. So i do think it's his party. I don't think there's any question anymore that it's donald. The drill pay party is now the trump party and everything that donald trump does from town to what he cares about to. The conspiracy pushes is the republican party.
Supreme Court Denies Trump’s Final Bid to Block Release of Tax Returns
"The U. S Supreme Court yesterday they issued a whole bunch of decisions. None of them good for Trump, starting with they denied his repeated is another request to block his subpoena to get his tax returns by New York City That's been denied a second time. Now he's out of appeals. He's done so they're going to see those the grand jury. In the case against Trump is a criminal case. And the grand jury in that case is going to see those tax returns, probably starting today. So we're there. There. There. There they have. This will produce them. But now they're gonna have to produce them. So not a good day for President Trump, who has spent the last four years or five years saying I'll release my tax returns as soon as the audit is complete, and all sorts of other all sorts of other nonsense about that. He really is hiding those tax returns. I'm not sure why we know. In 2016 and 17. He only paid $750 in income taxes to maybe that's why, but we'll see what's in them here soon, but a bad day for him and President Trump issued a statement just ripped ripping his Supreme Court saying that his he never would've hired. These guys never would've hired these justices. If he knew they were gonna vote against his issues like this, so not a good day, also coming out
Supreme Court rejects Trump's effort to stop prosecutors from getting his tax records
"As a legal defeat to former President Trump. Justices on the high court have rejected Donald Trump's effort to block a subpoena for his tax returns and financial records. Trump's tax records they're not supposed to become public as part of the New York state prosecutor's criminal investigation, But the Supreme Court's action is a blow to trump because he has long fought to keep his tax records shielded. Former president has blasted the investigation as a fishing expedition and witch hunt. Greg
Supreme Court won't stop grand jury from getting Trump's tax returns
"At the Supreme Court today when Justice is in a one sentence order. Often places Syria's of grand jury subpoenas for his business and financial records, including 10. Years of tax returns more from NPR's Nina Totenberg in 2019. The New York D A. Convened a grand jury in Manhattan to investigate allegations that Trump paid off porn stars Stormy Daniels and other women to keep them quiet. During the 2016 presidential campaign, but the investigation soon morphed into much more a probe of Trump's personal and business finances. Now, for the second time, the Supreme Court has rebuffed Trump's effort to block the investigation. Courts. One sentence order means Trump will have to produce a wide swath of information that could lead to criminal or civil charges he blasted. The court's action is a continuation of what he called the greatest political witch hunt in the country's history. Nina Totenberg. NPR NEWS
What Trump's Tax Returns Might Tell Us
"Supreme Court says no to former President Trump's last attempt at keeping his tax records private without comment. Justice Bryer rejected former President Trump's attempt to block a grand jury subpoena for eight years of personal and business tax returns. The Manhattan district attorney's office will take possession of the records as it investigates possible bank in tax fraud and whether the Trump organization fudged the true value of its properties. There's also a question about hush payments to women who alleged long denied affairs with Trump. The Supreme Court rejected the former president's claim The subpoena was overbroad and issued in bad faith. Aaron Carter SKI ABC NEWS New
Trump to speak at CPAC in first public appearance since leaving White House
"Trump plans to make his first public speaking appearance this week at the annual CPAC conference. Trump will deliver the keynote speech to close out the conservative political action conference in Orlando. The former president has mostly kept out of the public eye since leaving office last month. Former
Democrats Want To Block Federal Land, Statues From Being Named After Donald Trump
"The democratic lawmakers in congress really. I mean fingers. On the pulse of america right now introduced a bill seeking to ban a donald trump from having federally funded statues monuments street. Names park benches Named after him or dedicated to commemorating his presidency. Oh and by the way They also want to bar. Trump from being buried at arlington national cemetery as tradition would go and the legislation dubbed no glory for hate representative. Linda sanchez of california introduced the bill and she's got thirteen democrat cosponsors
Trump's failed casino in Atlantic City Is Demolished
"And in atlantic city new jersey a thirties have demolished trump plaza hotel and casino via a controlled implosion. Donald trump opened the thirty nine story building. One thousand nine hundred eighty four but it had been vacant since the casino closed in two thousand fourteen leaving one thousand workers out of jobs
In Georgia, a New District Attorney Starts Circling Trump
"Insurrection by the United States Senate, but his phone call to Georgia's secretary state of January 2nd could still trigger criminal prosecution. Something occurred here within my jurisdiction. That may be criminal. On our Sunday Atlanta's morning news, talking to the agency's Greg Bleustein of WSB Sandra Paris, where that investigation from Fulton Ta Funny, Willis and state lawmakers even could go next. Over the weekend, the district attorney describes her investigation is wide raising to The New York Times. Will that include more than this call to bread? Rapids Burger is one of fine Uh, 11,780 Well, that famous phone call to Secretary of State Rapids burgers there more there. 100% d a funny, Willis said that it will involve more than that one phone call. That's the starting point. That's certainly the focus. That might be the easiest thing that prosecutors could match onto because there's so much evidence you've got that that recording the half half the nation has heard. But she also indicated that she'll be looking at other things like Governor President Trump's calls to governor camp, urging him to summon lawmakers to a special session. Um, like the Senate hearings from a few weeks ago featuring Trump Attorney Rudy Giuliani, promoting falsehoods and conspiracy theories about the election, and one letter was even since Attorney General Chris Carr, who we know was also, um Urged by by President Trump, not Torto not to encourage other attorneys generals to fight Some of these false claims in court. So those were those were at least starting points for investigation. But as she said, an investigation like this is like peeling back and then you know, you never know what you're gonna find is you start Are going through these layers. D a funny, Willis says, says she's also opening open to considering not just conspiracy, but racketeering charges connected to the Trump campaign. And George is she Brought a novel racketeering case before the 2014 criminal trial against a group of educators in the Atlanta public school system who have been involved in a widespread cheating scandal. WSB news time is
After not-guilty vote, McConnell says Trump 'morally responsible' for Capitol riot
"Leader Mitch McConnell being criticized for first delaying the impeachment trial of Donald Trump, and then for voting not guilty because he wouldn't convict a former president who was now out of office. Seven Republican senators did vote guilty, but it wasn't enough for a needed two thirds majority to convict. Shortly after the vote. McConnell address the Senate as a B C's congressional correspondent Rachel Scott reports, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered a blistering speech on the Senate floor, eviscerating Trump, saying There is no question he is to blame for the violence on January 6 and defending his vote to acquit, saying the trial he delayed until Trump left office was unconstitutional. President Trump is still liable for everything he did while he was in office. Didn't get away with anything. Yeah, also