Trump lawyers make multiple false claims in impeachment defense

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Former President Donald Trump’s lawyers mounted an aggressive defense Friday in Trump’s second impeachment trial — and made multiple false and misleading claims to bolster their case.

Arguing that Trump did nothing to incite the insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6, the lawyers distorted the facts about both what happened that day and what happened in the past.
Here is a fact check of some of their claims:
Defense team misleadingly omits Trump remarks defending violence
Trump lawyer Michael van der Veen highlighted comments from…


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