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Rioters acting on Trump’s ‘orders,’ Democrats say in trial

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic prosecutors in Donald Trump's impeachment trial say rioters believed they were are acting on the "president's orders" to storm the Capitol to undo Joe Biden's election victory.

The House is ready to wrap up opening arguments.

Biden says he believes "some minds may be changed" after the previous day's gripping video of the deadly siege.

The Democrats are laying out the physical and mental harm caused by the Capitol attack and discussing Trump's lack of action as it unfolded.

Thursday's session follows the previous day's raw and visceral video of last month's deadly insurrection.

The Trump legal team gets its chance to make its case Friday and Saturday.


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This will be day three of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial.

Democratic impeachment managers spent much of Wednesday presenting evidence of why they believe Trump incited a riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6.

Senators were shown previously unreleased footage of the insurrection, including security video of just how close rioters came to the then-Vice President and haunting video of a Capitol Police officer screaming for help as rioters crushed him.

They also included images of Trump's own Tweets.

Prosecutors are scheduled to wrap up their case Thursday.

CNN asked Republican Sen. Mike Braun his thoughts on the presentation. He told CNN the video was "riveting," saying, "it's just as kind of hard to take now as it was then."

Sen. Braun said he's unlikely to change his "no" vote.

Following the completion of the prosecution, Trump's lawyers will have the floor.

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