Trump lawyers decry impeachment case as political vengeance

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Donald trump's lawyers have started his impeachment defense saying he had nothing to do with inciting the capital riot lawyer Michael Vander Veen borrowed from the ex-president's own familiar words calling the impeachment push another democratic witch hunt he told the Senate trump was entitled to dispute the election results and telling his backers at a pre right rally to fight like hell was not an incitement to insurrection to claim that the president in any way you wish desired or encourage lawless or violent behavior it's a preposterous and monster is lying prosecutors spent two days saying it's clear the rioters took trump's words as a presidential order to literally fight lawmakers who were certified his election loss the defense is expected to quickly end its case today at a vote could come this weekend Sager mag ani Washington

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