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  • The impeachment managers painted a vivid timeline of the previous a number of months, describing Mr. Trump’s efforts to delegitimize the election even earlier than it occurred and retelling the occasions of Jan. 6 in intricate, usually painful element.

  • The presentation relied on intensive video footage, a lot of it by no means earlier than proven publicly, from Capitol safety cameras and law enforcement officials’ physique cameras.

  • Movies and audio underscored the brutality of the rioters’ actions and confirmed a number of moments at which they got here nearer to hurting lawmakers than was beforehand recognized.

  • The footage and the detailed chronology had been meant to bolster the impeachment managers’ central argument: that Mr. Trump laid the groundwork to delegitimize the election in order that his supporters could be primed to combat the outcomes if he misplaced. The Capitol riot, they stated, was the meant and foreseeable final result of his actions.

  • Developing tomorrow: The impeachment managers will proceed their presentation, for which they’re allowed a complete of 16 hours.

The impeachment managers offered many previously unseen video and audio clips. Right here had been a number of the most placing moments:

  • A crowd that was chanting for Vice President Mike Pence’s demise contained in the Capitol got here very near reaching him. At one level, a bunch got here inside 100 ft of the room the place Mr. Pence and his household had been sheltering.

  • Officer Eugene Goodman of the Capitol Police, who grew to become well-known for diverting rioters away from the Senate chamber, additionally protected Senator Mitt Romney of Utah. A video clip confirmed Officer Goodman sprinting down a hallway and turning Mr. Romney away from a bunch of approaching rioters. Mr. Romney then broke right into a run.

  • Only a few minutes earlier than the rioters breached Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s workplace, a bunch of Ms. Pelosi’s staffers barricaded themselves inside a room. The brand new footage confirmed a rioter throwing himself in opposition to the door and breaking it down, solely to be stymied by a second, inside door. Contained in the room, the banging was simply audible as a staffer whispered to the police over the telephone.

  • Richard Barnett, the rioter beforehand pictured along with his ft up in a desk in Ms. Pelosi’s workplace, was carrying a robust stun gun in his belt, as seen in a photograph the impeachment managers confirmed.

  • The managers performed a number of audio clips of law enforcement officials saying they’d been overrun and had been pulling again and telling their supervisors — worry evident of their voices — how severe the scenario was. “Give me D.S.O. up right here now!” one officer yelled, utilizing an abbreviation to name for backup. “D.S.O.! A number of regulation enforcement accidents! D.S.O., rise up right here!”

The impeachment managers’ exhaustive chronology was a robust tactic. As Charlie Savage, a Washington correspondent for The Occasions, put it in our live chat today, the Home managers seemed to be “telling a narrative in chapters”:

  • Chapter One detailed how Mr. Trump made his followers consider the election had been stolen and summoned them to Washington for Jan. 6, when Congress could be certifying the Electoral Faculty votes. Mr. Trump “assembled the tinder, the kindling, threw on logs for gas,” Consultant Eric Swalwell of California stated. “That method, President Trump was prepared, if he misplaced the election, to mild the match.”

  • Chapter Two reconstructed the occasions of the riot on the Capitol, utilizing intensive maps, graphics and vivid, upsetting audio and movies that clearly confirmed how lawmakers and law enforcement officials had been at risk. “That was a mob despatched by the president of america to cease the certification of an election,” Delegate Stacey Plaskett of the Virgin Islands informed the Senate. “President Trump put a goal on their backs, and his mob broke into the Capitol to hunt them down.”

  • Chapter Three shifted the scene to the White Home and what Trump was doing — and, most pertinently, not doing, reminiscent of condemning and meaningfully attempting to cease the riot. “These had been Individuals from all sides attempting to pressure our commander in chief to guard and defend our nation,” Consultant David Cicilline of Rhode Island stated. “What we all know with none doubt is that from the very starting, the individuals round Donald Trump lobbied him to take command. What’s additionally clear is what Donald Trump, our commander in chief did in these preliminary hours to guard us. Nothing. Not a factor.”

It’s not but clear if the visceral footage swung any Republican votes. However even when Mr. Trump is acquitted, Charlie famous, “there’s actual worth within the Home managers’ efforts to place collectively all of the disparate items that went into this presentation for historical past.”

  • Mr. Trump was enraged on the meandering efficiency of his protection legal professionals in the course of the first day of the impeachment trial, in line with two individuals briefed on his response.

  • Georgia prosecutors have started a criminal investigation into Mr. Trump’s makes an attempt to overturn the state’s election outcomes, together with a telephone name during which he pressured the secretary of state to “discover” extra votes.

  • The Michigan Senate majority chief was caught on a live microphone claiming that the Capitol riot was a hoax.

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