Is Trump's Whataboutism Defense Enough Cover For GOP Acquittal? : The NPR Politics Podcast In a combative but brief showing, former president Trump's defense team highlighted past uses of fight metaphors by Democratic politicians to suggest the president's rally speech didn't incite the insurrection.

The lawyers also alleged that House Democrats failed to meet various legal standards in their pursuit of conviction — standards that hold little relevance to the political process of impeachment.

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Is Trump's Whataboutism Defense Enough Cover For GOP Acquittal?

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Is Trump's Whataboutism Defense Enough Cover For GOP Acquittal?

Is Trump's Whataboutism Defense Enough Cover For GOP Acquittal?

Is Trump's Whataboutism Defense Enough Cover For GOP Acquittal?

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In a combative but brief showing, former president Trump's defense team highlighted past uses of fight metaphors by Democratic politicians to suggest the president's rally speech didn't incite the insurrection.

The lawyers also alleged that House Democrats failed to meet various legal standards in their pursuit of conviction — standards that hold little relevance to the political process of impeachment.

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