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White House: community health centers to get 1m vaccine dosesSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 8.47pm GMT Alan Dershowitz, who served as a member of Donald Trump’s defense team during his first impeachment trial, criticized Bruce Castor’s rambling opening presentation.
“There is no argument. I have no idea what he is doing,” Dershowitz told the conservative outlet Newsmax. “I have no idea why he’s saying what he’s saying.”’There is no argument – I have no idea what he is doing,’ @AlanDersh on Trump’s defense lawyer Bruce Castor ‘talking nice’ to U.S. Senators – via Newsmax TV’s ‘American Agenda.’ https://t.co/VlT7z8drtO pic.twitter.com/7P7uVk5X19 8.36pm GMT About 20 minutes into his speech, Bruce Castor addressed the January 6 insurrection, pointing to a First Amendment defense for Donald Trump inciting the violence.“We can’t possibly be suggesting that we punish people for political speech in this country,” the former president’s lawyer told senators. Continue reading…
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Author : Joan E Greve (now) and Martin Belam (earlier)
Publish date : 2021-02-09 20:47:32
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