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Tags: Donald Trump | Trump Impeachment | clyburn | impeachment | convict | senate | trial

Clyburn: Trump Will Get 'Mulligan' in Impeachment But Not Elsewhere

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House Majority Whip James Clyburn (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 12 February 2021 02:40 PM

The Senate will likely acquit former President Donald Trump of inciting the attacks at the Capitol, but he's not going to escape other legal actions already underway concerning him, House Majority Whip James Clyburn said Friday. 

"I watched very intently, especially yesterday as the House managers closed their remarks," the South Carolina Democrat said on CNN's "New Day." "They were brilliant all week. They have allowed the American people to see exactly who and what Donald Trump is."

But while he said he can't see why the Republican Party won't take the impeachment as its opportunity to "free themselves of the yoke that this man is around their necks," that won't happen and Trump will get a "mulligan."

"I suspect that they’ll give him a mulligan as they did before, but Donald Trump knows very well the next mulligan he gets is going to have to be on the golf course," said Clyburn. "They're waiting for him down in Fulton County, Georgia ... I don't think he's going to escape this. This is just the beginning."

Prosecutors in Georgia are investigating Trump's push to overturn the state's presidential election results, with Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis sending a letter that asks government officials to preserve documents including the ones in relation to Trump's phone call to GOP Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in an attempt to pressure him to find more votes for him. 

Raffensperger's office has also opened its own investigation into Trump's Jan. 2 phone call, and said further legal efforts will be up to the state attorney general. 

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The Senate will likely acquit former President Donald Trump of inciting the attacks at the Capitol, but he's not going to escape other legal actions already underway concerning him, House Majority Whip James Clyburn said Friday. "I watched very intently, especially...
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