مجلس الشيوخ يبرئ ترامب وبعد تبريئته قال في بيان ان محاكمته هي جزء من أكبر حملة اضطهاد في تاريخ أميركا وأكد أن حركته السياسية بدأت للتو/Donald Trump cleared in impeachment vote over DC riot/Text Of Trump’s Statement
مجلس الشيوخ الأميركي يبرئ ترامب وبعد تبريئته قال في بيان ان محاكمته هي جزء من أكبر حملة اضطهاد في تاريخ أميركا وأكد أن كركته السياسية بدأت للتو Donald Trump cleared in impeachment vote over DC riot/Text Of Trump’s Statement
*ترمب بعد تبرئته: حركتنا السياسية بدأت للتو ومحاكمتي في مجلس الشيوخ جزء من أكبر حملة اضطهاد في تاريخ بلدنا دبي – العربية.نت/13 شباط/2021
*Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America The Office Of Donald J Trump —— Bio and Archives–February 13, 2021
*Donald Trump cleared in impeachment vote over DC riot/Simon Rushton/The National/February 14, 2021
*Senate acquits Trump for second time, as seven Republicans join Democrats in guilty vote/Jon Ward/Yahoo News/February 13, 2021
***** ترامب بعد تبرئته: حركتنا السياسية بدأت للتو ومحاكمتي في مجلس الشيوخ جزء من أكبر حملة اضطهاد في تاريخ بلدنا دبي – العربية.نت/13 شباط/2021
وعد الرئيس الأميركي السابق دونالد ترامب، بعد تبرئته من قبل مجلس الشيوخ السبت، بـ”الاستمرار” في الدفاع عن “عظمة أميركا”. ورأى ترمب، في بيان صدر عنه عقت تبرئته، إن محاكمته في مجلس الشيوخ كانت مرحلة أخرى من “أكبر حملة اضطهاد في تاريخ بلدنا”. وقال: “لم يختبر أي رئيس أبداً شيئاً مماثلاً كهذا”. ورحب ترمب بتبرئته في مجلس الشيوخ من تهمة التحريض على التمرد، معتبرا أن حركته السياسية قد “بدأت للتو”. وقال ترمب في البيان إن “حركتنا التاريخية والوطنية والجميلة لجعل الولايات المتحدة عظمية مجدداً قد بدأت لتوها”. وأضاف “في الأشهر المقبلة لدي الكثير لأتشاركه معكم، وأنا أتطلع لمواصلة رحلتنا الرائعة معا لتحقيق العظمة الأميركية لشعبنا بأجمعه”. وتابع “لدينا الكثير من العمل أمامنا، وقريباً سوف ننهض مع رؤية من أجل مستقبل أميركي مشرق وساطع ولا حدود له”. وجاء بيان ترمب بعد أن برأ مجلس الشيوخ ساحته في ثاني مساءلة له خلال 12 شهراً، حيث قام زملاؤه من الجمهوريين بحمايته من المساءلة عن الهجوم الدامي الذي شنه أنصاره في السادس من يناير على مبنى الكونغرس الأميركي. وجاء تصويت مجلس الشيوخ بأغلبية 57 صوتاً مقابل 43 صوتاً، وهو أقل من أغلبية الثلثين اللازمة لإدانة ترمب بتهمة التحريض على التمرد، بعد محاكمة استمرت خمسة أيام في نفس المبنى الذي تعرض للاقتحام من قبل بعض أنصار ترمب في السادس من يناير بعد وقت قصير من سماعهم خطاباً للرئيس السابق. وانضم في التصويت سبعة من أعضاء مجلس الشيوخ الجمهوريين الخمسين إلى الديمقراطيين الموحدين في المجلس لصالح الإدانة.وجاءت هذه الخطوة لاختتام المحاكمة بعد أن أوقف الديمقراطيون والجمهوريون تمديداً محتملاً في الإجراءات يتعلق بتفاصيل الدليل الخاص بمكالمة هاتفية بين ترمب وأحد كبار الجمهوريين خلال حصار مبنى الكابيتول. وجادل فريق الدفاع عن ترمب بأن المحاكمة ما كان يجب أن تعقد من الأساس لأن ترمب ترك السلطة، كما أن خطابه وسط أنصاره محمي بضمان الحق في حرية التعبير التي يكفلها الدستور الأميركي. وبعد تبرئة ترمب، رأى زعيم الجمهوريين في مجلش الشيوخ ميتش ماكونيل أن “ترمب مسؤول أخلاقياً عن اقتحام الكونغرس”.
Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America The Office Of Donald J Trump —— Bio and Archives–February 13, 2021
Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America“I want to first thank my team of dedicated lawyers and others for their tireless work upholding justice and defending truth.
“My deepest thanks as well to all of the United States Senators and Members of Congress who stood proudly for the Constitution we all revere and for the sacred legal principles at the heart of our country.
“Our cherished Constitutional Republic was founded on the impartial rule of law, the indispensable safeguard for our liberties, our rights and our freedoms.
“It is a sad commentary on our times that one political party in America is given a free pass to denigrate the rule of law, defame law enforcement, cheer mobs, excuse rioters, and transform justice into a tool of political vengeance, and persecute, blacklist, cancel and suppress all people and viewpoints with whom or which they disagree. I always have, and always will, be a champion for the unwavering rule of law, the heroes of law enforcement, and the right of Americans to peacefully and honorably debate the issues of the day without malice and without hate.
“This has been yet another phase of the greatest witch hunt in the history of our Country. No president has ever gone through anything like it, and it continues because our opponents cannot forget the almost 75 million people, the highest number ever for a sitting president, who voted for us just a few short months ago. “I also want to convey my gratitude to the millions of decent, hardworking, law-abiding, God-and-Country loving citizens who have bravely supported these important principles in these very difficult and challenging times.
“Our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun. In the months ahead I have much to share with you, and I look forward to continuing our incredible journey together to achieve American greatness for all of our people. There has never been anything like it!
“We have so much work ahead of us, and soon we will emerge with a vision for a bright, radiant, and limitless American future. “Together there is nothing we cannot accomplish. “We remain one People, one family, and one glorious nation under God, and it’s our responsibility to preserve this magnificent inheritance for our children and for generations of Americans to come.
“May God bless all of you, and may God forever bless the United States of America.”
Donald Trump cleared in impeachment vote over DC riot Simon Rushton/The National/February 14, 2021
The 57-43 vote fell short of the two-thirds majority required for conviction
President Donald Trump has been cleared of incitement charges in his historic second trial over his treatment of loyal supporters in the run up to the Capitol Hill riot. The vote, largely along party lines, means Mr Trump was acquitted of fanning the flames that led to the riot and attempts to overturn the election.
The vote was 57-43, nine votes of the two-thirds majority required in the Senate. Mr Trump celebrated his win by calling the case a “witch hunt” and saying his movement “has only just begun”.
Before the vote Mitch McConnell, the senior Republican senator, had indicated he would vote in favour of acquittal. After the vote, he said Mr Trump was “practically and morally responsible” for the protests and he called out the president’s “unconsciencable behaviour”. He also criticised Mr Trump for not calling on the mob to retreat even when police officers lay bleeding and he “praised the criminals”. “What’s important about this trial is that it’s really aimed to some extent at Donald Trump, but it’s more aimed at some president we don’t even know 20 years from now,” said Senator Angus King, an independent from Maine.The quick trial, the nation’s first of a former president, showed how perilously close the invaders had come to shattering the nation’s deep tradition of a peaceful transfer of presidential power after Trump had refused to concede the election.
“This has been yet another phase of the greatest witch hunt in the history of our Country,” Mr Trump said in a statement.
“No president has ever gone through anything like it, and it continues because our opponents cannot forget the almost 75 million people, the highest number ever for a sitting president, who voted for us just a few short months ago,” he added. Ben Sasse, one of the Republican senators who voted to convict, attacked Mr Trump, his lies about the election and his efforts to overturn the election. “Those lies had consequences, endangering the life of the vice president and bringing us dangerously close to a bloody constitutional crisis,” Mr Sasse said. “Each of these actions are violations of a president’s oath of office.” Chuck Schumer, the Democratic Senate Majority leader, condemended the Republicans as voting for Trump, and said the result as a vote for infamy.
“The most despicable act that any president has ever committed and the majority of Republicans cannot summon the courage or the morality to condemn it. “This trial wasn’t about choosing country over party even not that. This was about choosing country over Donald Trump. And 43 Republican members chose Trump. They chose Trump. It should be a weight on their conscience today and it shall be a weight on their conscience in the future.”
Rallying outside the White House on January 6, he unleashed a mob of supporters to “fight like hell” for him at the Capitol just as Congress was certify Democrat Joe Biden’s election victory.
House prosecutors have argued that Mr Trump’s rallying cry to go to the Capitol and “fight like hell” for his presidency just as Congress was convening January 6 to certify Joe Biden’s election victory was part of an orchestrated pattern of violent rhetoric and false claims that unleashed the mob. Five people died, including a rioter who was shot and a police officer. Only by watching the graphic videos – rioters calling out menacingly for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Mike Pence, who was presiding over the vote tally – did senators say they began to understand just how perilously close the country came to chaos. Hundreds of rioters stormed into the building, taking over the Senate. Some engaged in hand-to-hand, bloody combat with police. The defence from Mr Trump’s lawyers countered that his words were not intended to incite the violence and that impeachment is nothing but a “witch hunt” designed to prevent him from serving in office again.
Senate acquits Trump for second time, as seven Republicans join Democrats in guilty vote Jon Ward/Yahoo News/February 13, 2021
The U.S. Senate voted Saturday to acquit former President Trump on a charge of “incitement of insurrection” in connection with the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol by his supporters, concluding the second impeachment trial of his term in office. A majority of senators found Trump guilty, but the vote fell short of the two-thirds margin required to convict. A total of 57 Senators voted to convict Trump of the impeachment article brought by the U.S. House of Representatives, with seven Republicans joining all 50 Democrats in the chamber. It was the most bipartisan impeachment vote of the five in the nation’s history. Trump claimed in a statement that it was “the greatest witch hunt in the history of our country.”
Saturday’s vote marked the second time Trump was both impeached in the House and then acquitted in the Senate, with the first coming one year and one week ago. A month ago, however, Congress had moved ahead with the second impeachment on the assumption that there was a real possibility the Senate would convict him and bar him from holding future office. The events of Jan. 6 were unspeakably horrific, and many Republicans openly blamed Trump for sparking the insurrection.
At that time, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., signaled he wanted an impeachment and that he was open to voting to convict. McConnell was one of just many Republicans who minced no words in holding Trump directly responsible for the violent and deadly attack that left 5 dead, including one police officer, and injured scores, including around 150 police. Trump lied for months to his supporters that the election was stolen, disregarding over 60 court cases that found no evidence of cheating, and summoned his supporters on Jan. 6. But within days, political considerations began to push their way back into the minds of many Republican members of Congress. And it dawned on many of them that Trump and right-wing media organs that support him still controlled how many Republican voters view reality. The conclusion: many of them would lose their jobs if they voted to hold Trump accountable.
And so just a week after the vicious and unprecedented assault on democracy, only 10 House Republicans voted to impeach Trump, rather than the flood that appeared ready to do so in the hours after Jan. 6, when lawmakers of both parties feared for their lives as the mob ransacked the Capitol. McConnell, who holds significant sway over other Senate Republicans, began to waffle, and on Jan. 26 he voted that it was unconstitutional for the Senate to hold a trial for a former president. It was McConnell, of course, who on Jan. 13 had rejected talk of beginning the Senate trial immediately while Trump was still president. Still, other Republicans and the public remained in suspense over what McConnell might do, even if it appeared increasingly unlikely he would vote to convict. And then on Saturday morning, the Kentucky Republican confirmed it: he would vote to acquit, even though he did say it was a “close call.” Michael van der Veen, one of former President Trump’s lawyers, gives his closing argument at Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial. For roughly two hours on Saturday morning, it appeared that the trial would extend for more than one day, and possibly for weeks or longer. House managers proposed calling witnesses, and the Senate approved the request by a vote of 55-to-45. But after it became clear that it would require 60 votes to actually approve the rules for calling witnesses, the managers backed off. Hardline Trump loyalists such as Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC, had made it clear they would seek to bog the Senate down to a grinding halt and not allow the Senate to do any other business other than the trial, turning it into a partisan circus and blocking progress on a COVID relief bill.
During closing arguments, Rep. Joe Neguse, D-Colo., gave a stirring speech in which he dismissed the defense of Trump’s attorneys as a collection of “distractions and excuses” and pleaded with Republican senators to put the country’s welfare above their own political interests. “The consequence of not doing so is just too great,” Neguse said. He also responded to the barrage of accusations from Trump’s attorneys that the impeachment was motivated by irrational animus for Trump. “This trial was not born from hatred. Far from it. It is born from love of country,” Neguse said. is our desire to maintain it, our desire to see America at its best.” And he warned the senators that if they did not repudiate Trump and hold him accountable, the horrors of January 6 could be repeated.
“The cold hard truth as to what happened on January 6 can happen again. I fear, like many of you do, that the violence that we saw on that terrible day may be just the beginning,” Neguse said. “We have shown you the ongoing risks and the extremist groups that grow more emboldened every day. Senators, this could not be the beginning. It can’t be the new normal. It has to be the end, and that decision is in your hands.”
The Republican senators who found Trump guilty were Richard Burr of North Carolina, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Mitt Romney of Massachusetts, Ben Sasse of Nebraska and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania. Burr and Cassidy were the big surprises. Burr, who is retiring in 2022, voted that the trial was unconstitutional but voted guilty anyway. Cassidy was the surprise Republican vote in favor of constitutionality, but then earlier this week he was photographed with notes suggesting he was leaning toward a not guilty vote. The guilty vote was the biggest political risk for Cassidy, Sasse and Romney, who all represent conservative states and have not indicated any intent to resign. But Cassidy and Sasse were just reelected last fall, and will not be up for reelection until 2026.