The Maryland Democrat's comments on a caucus call Wednesday offered a preview of how the House impeachment managers plan to poke holes in the former president's defense during next week's trial, while they also make their case that Trump was responsible for inciting the deadly riot at the Capitol on January 6.
The former USA president's impeachment trial is due to begin next week, February 9.
Nonetheless, as it stands Trump figures to walk out of the Senate a victor.
While no president has ever been tried after leaving the White House, the Democrats cite a precedent - the 1876 impeachment trial of a secretary of war during the Grant administration who resigned his office to avoid an impeachment trial.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi displays the signed article of impeachment against President Donald Trump on January 13, 2021. He understands the appearance to the American public of the process.
"In a grievous betrayal of his oath of office, President Trump incited a violent mob to attack the United States Capitol", wrote the lawmakers, led by congressman Jamie Raskin.
"On January 6, 2021, our workplace was attacked by a violent mob trying to stop the electoral college vote count", the letter, which was signed by predominantly Democratic staffers, said.
Who's responsible for the riot?
"Before a single voter cast a ballot in the 2020 presidential election, President Trump made it clear that he had no intention of abiding by the verdict of the American people".
The new Trump team, not surprisingly, isn't pursuing the Big Lie either.
Here's a look at what the two sides say about Trump's impeachment. In other words, it would hurt his case, not help it. 'There's no question the president formed the mob, the president incited the mob, the president addressed the mob. The brief asserts, for example, that because Trump is out of office, the House's article of impeachment is "moot and a non-justiciable question" - a court can't decide it. The problem is they didn't do that, and that is the fundamental flaw in this impeachment trial, constitutionally speaking.
The Senate's 100 members take up the impeachment trial on February 9, and Democrats acknowledge a conviction is unlikely.
During the riot, Trump was described by those around him as "borderline enthusiastic" and "delighted" and "confused about why other people on his team weren't as excited as he was". That's another swing and a miss.
The 1st Amendment has no applicability to an impeachment charge. About 50 minutes into the speech, many of them did. For example, President Nixon's command to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to stand down in investigating the Watergate affair.
Enough Republican senators have signalled opposition to impeachment to indicate that the chamber nearly certainly will fall short of the two-thirds majority needed to convict him.
It only gets worse from there. Both concepts, again, are borrowed from criminal law; they have no relevance to impeachment. It too is errant, but it is likely to carry the day. It did it again just days ago by rejecting Sen. Rand Paul's point of order that sought to dismiss Trump's second impeachment trial before it could begin.
That's the right result under constitutional text, practice and history. "You have to show strength, and you have to be strong, '" the House managers wrote. Schoen has said Epstein asked him to lead his legal team and has said that he thinks the former financier was "murdered" after a medical examiner determined that he died by suicide. The Senate held the trial nonetheless.
Trump initially commuted Stone's sentence before granting him a full pardon in his last week as president. But there's virtually no chance that will happen - indeed, 45 Senate Republicans voted last week to declare the trial itself unconstitutional, all but guaranteeing Trump's acquittal.
It is a shame, literally, that any Republican senator would shirk their duty to pass judgment on the merits of the case against Trump.
Schoen told Dobbs these are "unlawful proceedings" against a former president and said, "If you think any citizen in the country ought to be hauled off the street and brought before the senate for a trial - a trial, by the way, lacking in all due process - then we've got a very sad situation, risky situation in this country". There they will prevail.