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Trump remains largely invisible after Kushner squashes attempts at building fringe social media presence

January 13, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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On the day he will be impeached for a history-making second time, President Donald Trump lacks a comprehensive legal strategy, has nothing on his public schedule and is without his preferred social media methods of responding -- in part because his son-in-law put a stop to efforts establishing his presence on fringe platforms after he was banned from Twitter.

Washington (CNN)On the day he will be impeached for a history-making second time, President Donald Trump lacks a comprehensive legal strategy, has nothing on his public schedule and is without his preferred social media methods of responding -- in part because his son-in-law put a stop to efforts establishing his presence on fringe platforms after he was banned from Twitter.

So, too, would Republican members of Congress fear what might appear on Trump's feed if they decided to break with him and vote for his impeachment.

Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner intervened when other officials tried restoring the President's social media presence on sites that are often havens for extremists, such as Gab, following an unprecedented ban from several major platforms.

The White House said in a statement this week it opposes impeachment, and Trump railed against the proceedings on Tuesday.

Trump's second impeachment comes at a time when he has been more isolated than ever.

Two sources told CNN Trump has said he is bringing back Alan Dershowitz back after his stint defending Trump during the first impeachment proceedings.

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