Prosecutors in the impeachment lawsuit against former President Donald Trump on Wednesday showed never-before-seen footage of surveillance cameras in the Capitol during the January 6 storm in the Senate.
These images show how the politicians have to flee in haste and just miss the assailants.
You can also hear the chaos among the Capitol agents.
Wednesday was the second day in the impeachment trial against Trump.
The day before, a majority of senators had ruled that the process was constitutional and could continue.
Prosecutors are trying to show in the Senate that Trump is responsible for inciting his supporters to storm the Capitol.
They do this by showing images of the day of the storming, but also by portraying a president who had been planning an uprising for months.
Prosecutors said the stormers actually had plans to kill former Vice President Mike Pence and members of Congress and were well prepared and organized.
Trump gave a speech shortly before the storming of the Capitol, calling on his supporters to revolt and march towards the Capitol.
He was angry about what he saw as "stolen elections" and Vice President Pence, who refused to sabotage the formalization of the election results.
Stormers come close to politicians
Democratic congressman Stacey Plaskett showed images on Wednesday showing stormers coming very close to Pence, who is fleeing with his family at the time.
Other images show fleeing politicians and an agent warning Republican Senator Mitt Romney to get out as soon as possible.
Plaskett also played audio clips of Capitol operatives panicking asking for reinforcements when approached by Trump supporters.
A cop calls out that several guards have been injured and that metal poles are being thrown at them.
According to Plaskett, the rioters coordinated by the Capitol scattered to find Pence and the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi.
The stormers miss them in just a few minutes.
Democratic prosecutors hope to convince a two-thirds majority of the Senate to vote for Trump's conviction.
That likelihood seems slim, despite a number of Republicans saying on Wednesday that they are impressed by the speeches and images of the prosecutors.
Some of the Republicans are not convinced that Trump is also directly responsible for the storm.
Some also consider it a waste of time to impeach Trump while he is no longer president.
The 100 senators should in principle be politically neutral in the impeachment case against Trump, but in most cases vote along party lines.
Both the prosecutors and Trump's defense are given sixteen hours to make their cases.
The trial continues on Thursday.
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