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Photos: Trump’s historic second impeachment trial continues

Second impeachment a first for a former president

In this handout provided by a congress.gov webcast, video evidence is presented on the third day of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial at the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 11, 2021 in Washington, D.C. House impeachment managers will make the case that Trump was singularly responsible for the Jan. 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol and he should be convicted and barred from ever holding public office again. (congress.gov via Getty Images)

The Senate opened Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment trial earlier this week, the defeated former president charged by the House with inciting the deadly mob attack on the Capitol to overturn the election in what prosecutors call the “most grievous constitutional crime,” The Associated Press reported.

Trump’s lawyers are insisting that he is not guilty of the sole charge of “incitement of insurrection,” his fiery words just a figure of speech as he encouraged a rally crowd to “fight like hell” for his presidency. But prosecutors say he “has no good defense” and they promise new evidence.

The Capitol siege on Jan. 6 stunned the world as rioters stormed the building to try to stop the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. Five people died.

Scroll below to see photos from the first three days of the trial.

Day 3

National Guard troops continue to patrol the grounds of the U.S. Capitol following the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob on Feb. 11, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Getty Images)
In this handout provided by a congress.gov webcast, video evidence of the "Rally on the Ellipse" on Jan. 6 is presented on the third day of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial at the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 11, 2021. (congress.gov via Getty Images)
In this handout provided by a congress.gov webcast, Majority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-New York, speaks as house managers conclude on the final day of arguments on the third day of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial. (congress.gov via Getty Images)
National Guard vehicles continue to block off the section of Constitution Avenue that passes next to the U.S. Capitol following the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob on Feb. 11, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Getty Images)
In this handout provided by a congress.gov webcast, video evidence is presented on the third day of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial at the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 11, 2021 in Washington, D.C. House impeachment managers will make the case that Trump was singularly responsible for the Jan. 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol and he should be convicted and barred from ever holding public office again. (congress.gov via Getty Images)

Day 2

The U.S. Capitol building is seen through barbed wire fencing at sunrise on February 10, 2021. (2021 Getty Images)
Members of the National Guard walk by the fenced perimeter that surrounds the U.S. Capitol in the early morning February 10, 2021 in Washington, DC. (2021 Getty Images)
Members of the National Guard walk by the fenced perimeter that surrounds the U.S. Capitol in the early morning February 10, 2021. (2021 Getty Images)
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) walks through the Senate subway on her way to the second day of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial at the U.S. Capitol on February 10, 2021. (2021 Getty Images)
Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) speaks to reporters on his way to the second day of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial at the U.S. Capitol on February 10, 2021. (2021 Getty Images)
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) speaks on the second day of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial at the U.S. Capitol on February 10, 2021. (2021 congress.gov)
Impeachment Manager Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) speaks on the second day of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial at the U.S. Capitol on February 10, 2021. (2021 congress.gov)
U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) talks to reporters during a break in opening arguments on the second day of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial at the U.S. Capitol on February 10, 2021. (2021 Getty Images)
Del. Stacey Plaskett (D-Virgin Islands) speaks on the second day of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial at the U.S. Capitol on February 10, 2021. (2021 congress.gov)
Impeachment Manager Rep. Joe Neguse (D-CO) speaks on the second day of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial at the U.S. Capitol on February 10, 2021. (2021 congress.gov)
Attorney David Schoen adjusts his Kippah during the second day of Trump's second impeachment trial on February 10, 2021. (2021 Getty Images)
Bruce Castor, one of former President Donald Trump's lawyers, arrives prior to the start of opening arguments on the second day of Trump's second impeachment trial at the U.S. Capitol on February 10, 2021. (2021 Getty Images)
House impeachment manager Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) arrives prior to the start of opening arguments on the second day of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial at the U.S. Capitol on February 10, 2021. (2021 Getty Images)
Sen. Angus King (I-ME) arrives prior to the start of opening arguments on the second day of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial at the U.S. Capitol on February 10, 2021. (2021 Getty Images)
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) speaks to reporters in The Senate Reception Room on the second day of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial at the U.S. Capitol on February 10, 2021. (2021 Getty Images)
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walks to the Senate Chamber on the second day of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial at the U.S. Capitol on February 10, 2021. (2021 Getty Images)
Impeachment Manager Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-PA) speaks on the second day of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial at the U.S. Capitol on February 10, 2021. (2021 congress.gov)

Day 1

In this screenshot taken from a congress.gov webcast, Impeachment Manager Rep. David Cicilline, D-Rhode Island, speaks on the first day of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial at the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 9, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (congress.gov via Getty Images)
Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont, heads to the Senate floor on Feb. 9, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Getty Images)
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, heads to the Senate floor in Washington, D.C. (Getty Images)
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, heads to the Senate floor on Feb. 9, 2021. (Getty Images)
Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, walks to the Senate floor. (Getty Images)
National Guard troops stand before the start of the second impeachment trial of former U.S. President Donald Trump on Feb. 9, 2021 in Washington, D.C. House impeachment managers were expected to make the case that Trump was “singularly responsible” for the Jan. 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol and he should be convicted and barred from ever holding public office again. (Getty Images)
Democratic staff attorney Barry Berke, left, follows behind House impeachment managers from the House side of the U.S. Capitol to the U.S. Senate chamber as the second impeachment trial of former U.S. President Donald Trump, which began Feb. 9, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Getty Images)
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, walks to the Senate Chamber on the first day of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial at the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 9, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Getty Images)
House impeachment managers proceed through the Rotunda from the House side of the U.S. Capitol to the U.S. Senate chamber as the second impeachment trial of former U.S. President Donald Trump begins on Feb. 9, 2021. (Getty Images)
Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Arizona, and Rep. Mike Johnson, R-Louisiana, arrive on the first day of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial. (Pool/Getty Images)
In this screenshot taken from a congress.gov webcast, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, presides over the first day of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial at the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 9, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (congress.gov via Getty Images)
In this screenshot taken from a congress.gov webcast, Senators recite the Pledge of Allegiance on the first day of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial. (congress.gov via Getty Images)
Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, walks to the Senate Chamber on the first day of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial at the U.S. Capitol. (Getty Images)
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-New York, speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 9, 2021 in Washington, D.C. The news conference featured committee chairs and focused on the Senate's legislative agenda during the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. (Getty Images)
In this screenshot taken from a congress.gov webcast, Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland -- lead manager for the impeachment -- speaks on the first day of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial. (congress.gov via Getty Images)
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, leaves his office and walks to the Senate Chamber on the first day of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial at the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 9, 2021. (Getty Images)
Left to right: Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-New York, and Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Maryland, walk to a news conference on the first day of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial. (Getty Images)
In this screenshot taken from a congress.gov webcast, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-New York, speaks on the first day of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial at the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 9, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (congress.gov via Getty Images)

Trump is the first president to face impeachment charges after leaving office and the first to be twice impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors. He remains a challenge to the nation’s civic norms and traditions even in defeat.