Trump lawyers argue Trump not responsible for storming of Capitol

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Supporters of former U.S. President Donald Trump who stormed the Capitol on Jan.

Reuters February 09, 2021 00:12:32 IST
Trump lawyers argue Trump not responsible for storming of Capitol

Trump lawyers argue Trump not responsible for storming of Capitol

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Supporters of former U.S. President Donald Trump who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 to prevent the certification of President Joe Biden's victory did so of their own accord, Trump's lawyers argued in a brief filed on Monday ahead of his impeachment trial.

A speech made by Trump in the hours before the riot "was not an act encouraging an organized movement to overthrow the United States government," his lawyers said.

(Reporting by Richard Cowan and Lisa Lambert; Writing by Makini Brice; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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