The accusation against Donald Trump, the former president of the United States, is a lie, say his defenders, but they ended their litigation in the Senate last night.
Another Trump defender, Michael van der Veen, says the case against Trump is witch-hunting driven by political revenge.
Trump is accused of encouraging his supporters to their credit when they stormed the parliament building on January 6. Five people died in the riots. He denies any wrongdoing and most Republican lawmakers agree that they will not vote for his guilt.
Trump’s defenders used just under four hours of the 16 they had before the trial. Senators were then given four hours to ask questions.
It is hoped that the case will end this weekend and that Trump’s guilt or innocence will be voted on. The Senate meets at 10 local time, at 15 Icelandic time today, where it will be discussed whether households should call witnesses. Then both parties deliver their closing remarks. Voting is even expected tonight.