Photos: Trump’s historic second impeachment trial continues

Second impeachment a first for a former president

In this handout provided by a congress.gov webcast, video evidence is presented on the third day of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial at the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 11, 2021 in Washington, D.C. House impeachment managers will make the case that Trump was singularly responsible for the Jan. 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol and he should be convicted and barred from ever holding public office again.
In this handout provided by a congress.gov webcast, video evidence is presented on the third day of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial at the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 11, 2021 in Washington, D.C. House impeachment managers will make the case that Trump was singularly responsible for the Jan. 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol and he should be convicted and barred from ever holding public office again. (congress.gov via Getty Images)

The Senate opened Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment trial earlier this week, the defeated former president charged by the House with inciting the deadly mob attack on the Capitol to overturn the election in what prosecutors call the “most grievous constitutional crime,” The Associated Press reported.

Trump’s lawyers are insisting that he is not guilty of the sole charge of “incitement of insurrection,” his fiery words just a figure of speech as he encouraged a rally crowd to “fight like hell” for his presidency. But prosecutors say he “has no good defense” and they promise new evidence.

The Capitol siege on Jan. 6 stunned the world as rioters stormed the building to try to stop the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. Five people died.

Scroll below to see photos from the first three days of the trial.

Day 3

National Guard troops continue to patrol the grounds of the U.S. Capitol following the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob on Feb. 11, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Getty Images)
In this handout provided by a congress.gov webcast, video evidence of the "Rally on the Ellipse" on Jan. 6 is presented on the third day of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial at the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 11, 2021. (congress.gov via Getty Images)
In this handout provided by a congress.gov webcast, Majority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-New York, speaks as house managers conclude on the final day of arguments on the third day of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial. (congress.gov via Getty Images)