The lawyers representing former President Donald Trump at his second impeachment trial have come under heavy criticism, including from people whom they cited as sources in their own legal briefs.
And now one of the Trump legal team's arguments in favor of the former president's acquittal in the Senate has fallen apart under scrutiny from CNN producer Alli Hedges Maser.
In particular, Maser says that the Trump lawyers made a blatantly false claim when they argued that the former president "used the word 'fight' a little more than a handful of times and each time in the figurative sense" during his rally speech on January 6th that immediately preceded the deadly riots at the United States Capitol building.
As a supercut video posted by Maser on Twitter shows, Trump actually used the word "fight" or "fighting" during his speech 20 different times, including one time where he told his supporters they needed to "fight like hell" or else watch their country get stolen from them.
Watch the video below.
Trump's impeachment lawyers say he only "used the word 'fight' a little more than a handful of times and each time in the figurative sense" during his January 6 speech.
He used the words "fight" or "fighting" 20 times: pic.twitter.com/hdKQCnjotL
— Alli Hedges Maser (@AllisonLHedges) February 9, 2021