Trump 'singularly responsible' for riot, impeachment trial brief claims

Washington (AFP) – Donald Trump was “singularly responsible” for the deadly US Capitol riot last month and acquitting the former president could damage American democracy, lawmakers leading the impeachment case said Tuesday, a week before his Senate trial begins. Trump became the first US president in history to be impeached twice when the House of Representatives charged him last month with inciting the mayhem inflicted by his followers when they invaded Congress on January 6. In a pre-trial brief, the House impeachment managers made their case for the Senate to convict, saying the American p…

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