Prosecution of an Insurrection

The Complete Trial Transcript of the Second Impeachment of Donald Trump

The complete riveting transcript of the historic case against the president for igniting the January 6 siege of the Capitol

“If that’s not ground for conviction, if that’s not a high crime and misdemeanor against the republic in the United States of America, then nothing is.” —Rep. Jamie Raskin, February 13, 2021

“Stop the steal.” “The inciter in chief.” “The January exception.” “Fight like hell.” “The Framers’ worst nightmare.” “Our President wants us here.” “Is this America?” “President Trump may not know a lot about the framers, but they certainly knew a lot about him.”

The second impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump, following the norm-shattering attempt by his followers to disrupt the peaceful transfer of power, seared a new lexicon into our collective consciousness and marked a watershed moment in American history. The case, presented to the Senate by impeachment managers from the House, marked a bravura performance by members of Congress who were themselves the targets of the rioters incited by the president only days earlier.

Including the full text of the arguments made over four days by the nine House representatives led by Representative Jamie Raskin, and also the full text of Trump’s defense—as well as charts and graphs entered as evidence, and stills from the videos presented— Prosecution of an Insurrection preserves for posterity an episode that ranks with the McCarthy Hearings, Watergate, and the Iran/Contra Investigation for its importance in American political history.

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