The former US president says CNN has a long track record of criticising him but has ramped up its attacks in recent months because the network feared that he would run again for president in 2024.
Pat Cipollone was the top White House lawyer at the end of the Trump administration as Trump and outside allies pressed for ways to overturn the election results, culminating in the US Capitol riot.
Testimony describes how Trump pressured then-Vice President Mike Pence in private taunts and public entreaties to stop the certification of Joe Biden's victory in the run-up to the January 6 Capitol insurrection.
With a never-before-seen 12-minute video of the deadly violence and testimony from Donald Trump's inner circle, the committee contended that the ex-president's claims about election fraud led to the attack.
Although US President Biden did not mention Donald Trump's name, he made clear whom he was talking about in a blistering portrait of a man he said tried to cheat his way out of defeat in the last presidential election.
The charges against the six men, all from California, were disclosed in an indictment unsealed in federal court in Washington.
During arguments, impeachment managers showed a flurry of excerpts from former president Trump's speeches in which he told supporters the only way he could lose is if the election results were rigged.
The party is currently caught between disaffected moderate Republicans and independents disgusted by the hold Trump still has over elected officials, and Trump’s fervently loyal base.
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