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Feb. 10 updates for impeachment trial Day 2: House Democrats present evidence in Senate

House impeachment managers showed new security footage of the violence at the Capitol riot during second day of trial.
Image: Illustration shows former President Donald Trump collaged with paper cut outs of Senators Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell with red strips reading \"high crimes\" and other phrases.
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House Democrats showed "chilling" new video and security footage Wednesday during the second day of former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.

Audio of police dispatchers and video of the violence from Jan. 6, some of which had not previously been released publicly, detailed a nearly minute-by-minute account of what happened once the Capitol was breached by a mob. In the new security video, congressional staffers can be seen running for their lives and barricading themselves inside offices to escape the rioting mob.

Before that, House managers used particularly incendiary tweets from Trump, going as far back as July, to make their case of how he incited the riot at the Capitol.

The Senate voted to proceed with the trial on Tuesday after hearing about four hours of debate on the constitutionality of impeaching a former federal official. Trump was impeached for the second time last month for his role in the riot at the Capitol.

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Sen. Rick Scott after viewing brutal new videos: 'This is a complete waste of time'

Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., told reporters after viewing the explicit videos of the attack on the Capitol the Senate trial is a "complete waste of time."

"I'm disgusted that, you know, people think that they can do things like that and get away with it. I hope everybody that came into the Capitol and did the wrong thing gets prosecuted to the full extent of law," Scott said. 

Asked if he thinks Trump bears any responsibility for the attack, Scott said, "Look, I've been clear that that I wish the president had said something faster when they broke into it, but, you know, I've watched what he said. He's never said when somebody should break in — [he] actually said that people should do this peacefully."

"This is a complete waste of time," he continued. "It's not doing anything to help American families, it's not helping people get jobs, it's not helping get the vaccine out ... it's vindictive."

Trial breaks for 45 minutes

The impeachment trial has recessed until 6:15 p.m. ET with about three hours remaining on Wednesday's proceedings.

New footage shows Schumer, Romney near misses with mob

During a segment led by Swalwell, the House managers played film of senators experiencing near misses with the mob.

The closest call appeared to be Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., who was shown on Capitol camera footage going down a hallway with his security detail only to quickly turn around and begin running in the opposite direction. 

Just prior to this, Swalwell played footage showing a number of senators leaving the Senate chamber and, later, running through a hallway to safety.

The footage of Schumer echoed an earlier security camera clip shown of Capitol Hill police officer Eugene Goodman rushing down a hallway and signaling to Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, that he needed to turn around and go down a different path. Romney quickly turned around and began to hurry away.

Swalwell showed the new footage of the escape, details of which members of Congress have intentionally withheld for safety reasons. 

The footage created the juxtaposition of the senators, serving as jurors in the trial, having to watch their own escapes from rioters, in addition to having their desks ransacked.

House managers have been careful not to reveal locations of where lawmakers hid, Swalwell says

Swalwell says that throughout the House managers' presentation Wednesday, they've been careful not to reveal where lawmakers hid on the day of the attack on the Capitol. 

He said he has been careful not to share the paths that members of Congress took as they exited the House chamber on Jan. 6 after the Capitol was breached. 

"But that very issue was under discussion by the insurrectionists themselves," said Swalwell, who said that one affidavit by the FBI stated that the leader of the Oath Keepers militia group received messages while he was inside the Capitol and was being given directions to where representatives were "thought to be sheltering." 

Swalwell said that the leader was given directions to "turn on the gas" and "seal them in."

House managers show deadliest moment inside Capitol

Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell detailed some of the deadliest moments of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot during his presentation. 

It included the video in which a Capitol Police officer shot and killed Ashli Babbitt, a 35-year-old Air Force veteran and ardent supporter of former President Donald Trump, as she tried to break through a barricaded door where lawmakers were located. 

Videos showed rioters who made it into the building breaking glass on doors near the House chamber, which were blocked haphazardly from the inside with chairs in an attempt to prevent the mob from entering. As Babbitt tried to climb through the shattered glass, she was fatally shot by a Capitol Police officer who fired at her once.

Investigators have determined the Capitol Police officer who shot Babbitt should not be charged with any crimes, a law enforcement source familiar with the investigation previously told NBC News.

Swalwell also showed videos of the police response to the riot as well as moments where lawmakers were telling each other to take off their congressional pins as to not be identified by rioters. 

Plaskett shows video footage of rioters searching for Pelosi, staffers running to safety

Plaskett sought to show how Pelosi was in grave danger on Jan. 6, showing video footage of rioters inside the Capitol yelling and searching for her. 

Pelosi had been evacuated from the House chamber when the building was breached and brought to an undisclosed secure location outside of the Capitol complex. 

Plaskett showed security footage from a hallway that showed Pelosi staffers running into a room where they barricaded the doors with furniture. She played audio of the staffers hiding in the room whispering that they were looking for the speaker. 

She also said that the man who ransacking Pelosi's office, Richard Barnett, who was seen sitting with his feet up on the speaker's desk that day in a photo, had a powerful stun gun on him. He pleaded not guilty to charges against him last week.

Romney's son thanks Goodman for helping his father in jarring video

House managers use Trump's attacks on Pence to make their case

House managers are using former President Trump's attacks on his vice president as evidence of inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

House manager Stacey Plaskett, Dl-VI., showed new footage of former Vice President Pence evacuating the Capitol. The video shows Pence and his family being quickly escorted down a staircase to safety.

Plaskett also showed footage of rioters chanting "hang Mike Pence" while gathered around gallows erected outside.

Earlier in the trial, fellow House manager Ted Lieu, D-CA., emphasized how Trump verbally punching Pence prompted rioters to attack the Capitol in search of him and any one else opposing Trump or his efforts to overturn the election results. 

Romney didn't move while video played of him being guided away from mob

Sen. Mitt Romney didn’t move when they showed the video of Officer Eugene Goodman directing him away from rioters. Romney has a mask on so it's hard to see his reaction, beyond just blinking rapidly. But he was watching intently.

The volume inside the chamber is downright deafening and any senator not watching the video presentations is without question hearing it, very loudly.

New footage shows Officer Goodman rushing to direct Romney as mob breached Capitol

The House managers showed new security camera footage featuring Eugene Goodman, the Capitol Hill police officer widely praised for helping divert a mob from breaching the Senate chamber early in the riot, rushing to help guide Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, to safety as rioters breached the Capitol.

Plaskett said in introducing the footage that there was "more to his heroic story."

"In this security footage, you can see Officer Goodman running to respond to the initial breach," she said.

The footage shows Goodman rushing down a hallway toward Romney, waving him to turn around and take a different path. Romney then turn and hurried down the hallway Goodman had directed him toward.