The House Democrats sued for fines the next day

House impeachment managers plan to use “extraordinary” footage of Capitol security cameras that were not made public to explain the extent of the Jan. 6 attack as they make their case to convict Mr. Trump, senior aides to the team of impeachment managers said Wednesday.

“The extreme violence that everyone has suffered will give a new understanding of both the dangers and the threats, which could lead to more violence for many, but because of the bravery of the authorities, and what Donald Trump really lacks. Our Capitol.” An aide said, however, that he would not elaborate on whether the metropolitan police would use video from other sources such as body cameras.

Managers also relied on video footage during the first day of arguments and made their case before the Senate with a 13-minute solidity, in which parts of the former president’s speech were played out in front of supporters, the way it was posted by rioters that day. They attacked the Capitol.

Despite the presentation, an aide described the first day of the hearing as a “dry constitutional argument.”

“The actual trial begins today. We have the goods, we will deliver the goods,” the assistant said. “We will build evidence together in a compelling case that will make it clear to everyone – Democrats, Republicans, everyone – that Donald Trump has probably committed the most heinous constitutional crime.”

Republicans who eventually voted the trial unconstitutional acknowledged that impeachment managers’ first day was strong, especially when compared to the relatively weak performance by the former president’s lawyers. Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy surprised both parties by pairing five other Republicans to vote with the Senate Democrats when the Senate voted on whether the president has jurisdiction to try. Earlier he voted not to proceed with the trial in January, helping the impeachment team say they could beat even more Republicans.

“We believe in the power and strength of the overwhelming evidence in this case and we believe the evidence has the power to appease 11 Republicans who are currently awake from the grip of the presidency,” said one aide.

Reflecting on Cassidy’s opinion, the assistant added, “I don’t know if we expect that to happen.”

Cassidy said in a statement that his vote to proceed with the hearing was not a “bias” as to whether he would eventually vote to convict Mr. Trump. Even if he does, it seems unlikely that 11 other Republicans will change their position so two-thirds of the Senate will vote to convict.

On Wednesday, each manager is expected to deliver a portion of the initial statements, and then proceed to deliver separate portions of the argument.

An aide to the team of impeachment managers will not say whether they plan to call witnesses to present a case against the former president in addition to the video evidence they presented.