Video of Trump and rioters begins impeachment trial

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Dramatic video of the siege on the U.S. Capitol opened the second impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump.

The lead House impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., introduced the over 13-minute video. It showed Trump inciting the crowd juxtaposed with rioters moving towards and storming the Capitol.

The video focused in on multiple attacks on police, where rioters broke through barriers and forced the outnumbered officers who had been told not to draw their weapons were forced to retreat.