Your stomach is upset. You feel acid bubbling up into your esophagus. Frustration and anger are building. Yes, it’s that old familiar feeling. After a twenty-day break, Trump news is back. So are the insane efforts to convince Americans that they didn’t see and hear what they saw and heard. And so are the sad efforts of the enablers who choose fealty to a treacherous liar over loyalty to the country. Keep in mind that the jurors in this trial were the victims of the attack and had to walk past thousands of armed troops on their way to the trial. If the Big Lie and inciting an insurrection isn’t a reason to convict, nothing is. We’ll see if that means anything over the next week. Here’s the latest on day one of trial two from CNN, WaPo, and The Guardian.

+ WaPo: Trump’s lawyers say he was immediately ‘horrified’ by the Capitol attack. Here’s what his allies and aides said really happened that day. (He was so horrified that he didn’t call in the National Guard or take any steps to stop the violence for hours. I guess he didn’t want people to panic.)

+ Politico: Trump plans a reemergence and some retribution after impeachment.