Follow for all the latest news from Congress, the White House and Mar-a-Lago. As the Senate prepares to vote on Donald Trump’s impeachment trial today, fresh evidence has emerged of the former president’s support for the insurrectionists who stormed the US Capitol last month. During a desperate phone call while rioters were hunting down members of Congress, House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy attempted to convince Mr Trump to call them off, CNN reported. GOP lawmakers briefed on the call said Mr Trump refused to do so and told Mr McCarthy: “Well, Kevin, I guess these people are more upset about the election than you are.”

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