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Knocking Down Trump Impeachment Excuses

The 11 most common defenses and why they’re wrong

Trump impeachment defense attorney Bruce Castor in the U.S. Senate, February 12, 2021 ( via Getty)

The January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol is indefensible and Donald Trump’s role in inciting it is obvious. Yet a sizeable contingent of Americans — including most Republican Senators and right-wing media figures — have committed themselves to defending it. Well, not really defending it, but finding ways to…




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Nicholas Grossman

Nicholas Grossman

Senior Editor at Arc Digital. Poli Sci prof (IR) at U. Illinois. Author of “Drones and Terrorism.” Politics, national security, and occasional nerdery.

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