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one. what do americans think about what's going on? our morgan chesky talks to people on both sides >> a growing number of experts are worried about the various mutations of the coronavirus and if we're doing enough to fight it. is the irs about to deliver us some financial pain if you've worked from home during the pandemic our stephanie ruhle on what to look out for when filing your taxes. we can't seem to get enough of this courtroom hearing in texas. you've got to hear him as well wednesday, february 10th "early today" starts right now good morning i'm frances rivera. >> and i'm phillip mena. democrats will lay out their case in the impeachment of donald trump this afternoon. the former president is accused of inciting insurrection at the capitol last month each side will have 15 hours to show their case.
more of house democrats making their case connecting former president trump and his words that day to the riot that happened at the u.s. capitol this comes after what started out as a bit of an emotional start with that video and several hours of debate over whether or not it is constitutional to try a former president. this is how democrats laid out their case. >> impeachment exists to protect the american people from officials who abuse their power or betray them it exists for a case just like this one. the president of the united states literally incited an armed attack on the capitol and celebrated the attack. >> my youngest daughter tabitha was there with me on wednesday,
january 6th. the sound of pounding on the door like a battering ram. the most haunting sound i ever heard, and i will never forget it the kid's hiding under the desk, placing what they thought were their final texts. she said, dad, i don't want to come back to the capitol. >> reporter: now, the defense was interesting. the trump lawyers said they changed their strategy after hearing the house manager's case, they admitted they thought it was well organized and effective if not overly dramatic. they argued that you cannot try a former president we'll hear more about that in coming days. here's their case. >> let's understand why we are really here. we are really here because the majority in the house of representatives does not want to face donald trump as a political rival in the future. >> anyone truly interested in
real accountability for what happened at the capitol on july 6th -- january 6th, would, of course, have waited for a full investigation. >> any officer who wants to serve his or her country must know they will be subject to impeachment long after their service in office has ended. this is nothing less than the political weapon onization of the impeachment process. >> the house managers were focused. they were organized. they made a compelling argument. president trump'team was disorgizedan they did everything they could but to talk about the question at hand, and when they talked about it, they kind of glided over it, almost as if they were embarrassed of their rguments. >> reporter: senator bill cassidy, one of the six republicans who moved to have it go forward said it's constitutional we'll hear the opening statements beginning today six is a far cry from 17 republicans who would have to
join every democrat to convict phillip? >> no easy task. much like the election itself, the second trial of donald trump has left americans fiercely divided nbc's morgan chesky spoke with voters to get their views on the impeachment. >> reporter: a country sharply divided over a presidential impeachment. >> trump needs to be held accountable for what he did. >> i'm 100% against any impeachment for donald trump. >> reporter: we spoke to bobby mitchell in ohio, a military veteran who voted for trump, now worried the impeachment trial will keep the country divided. >> reporter: are you worried that the division only grows >> exactly it only grows. now you have the right saying this is a private citizen. there is no point to impeach him. it's not going to work. >> reporter: then there's sue
ann in pennsylvania. >> you supported the first impeachment. do you support the second impeachment. >> absolutely. it's important that we show our children, the country, and the world thathis behavior is not oklahoma. >> reporter: our poll shows americans evenly split there are other issues that others want to take precedence. >> i wish more focus was on the coronavirus and not on this. >> reporter: despite those strong opinions, there is one thing many told us they can agree on, and that's the hope that this trial ends sooner than later. frances, i send it back to you. >> morgan, thank you. tragedy strikes the city of buffalo, minnesota authorities say gregory ulrich was unhappen with his treatment. >> reporter: in buffalo, minnesota, a city in shock after
a gunman opened fire at a health clinic. >> somebody came in and started shooting at least 15 shots were fired no further information at this time. >> our hearts break today as a community. >> reporter: around 11 a.m. the suspect identified as 67-year-old gregory paul ulrich entered the allina health clinic and started shooting. >> we have someone who's entered by the front entry. >> reporter: at least five injured. >> at least four homemade devices. >> re armed with explosives was apprehended. >> the single suspect is in custody. we've cleared the device in basically the entryway. >> we did find the suspicious devices at the super eight motel. >> reporter: this incident was
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we'r e to the deep south you're really going to notice it in the south today oklahoma city, 41. the question on everybody's mind, how long does the cold last we'll talk about that coming up. >> that's what we want to know janessa, thanks. >> "early today" is back in two. the race to ramp up vaccinations as new covid cases. >> and the oldest nun yet to fend off the virus ldest nun yeto fend off the virus got that right. let's rethink this. so your doctor tells you about trintellix, a prescription medicine for adults with depression. feeling this overall relief. plus, get this:
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in seven states, owing is based on wages some are making exceptions during the pandemic, and others have agreements about living in one state and working in another. and what about your home office? >> unfortunately as an employee, you cannot get a tax deduction for the items you're using. >> reporter: the bottom line, if your home became your office or you moved to a new state, think about hiring an accountant this year, a cost that may end up saving you a lot in the long run. and what's more confusing, expect even more changes to the rules in the coming months, which is why many people are looking to file for extensions but always remember forecast you think you're getting a refulkd, the sooner you file and doing it online with direct deposit, the sooner you'll be getting that refund phillip? >> great advice as always. still to come, aunt jamima takes on a new name. plus, michelle obama is serving up smiles one stream at a time ing up smiles one stream a time keep coming back, inflammation in your eye might be to blame. looks like a great day for achy, burning eyes
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former first lady michelle obama is launching a kids show she's taking her love of eating healthy and turning it into a global culinary adventure. joining her on the side are two sidekicks, waffles and mochi waffl waffles & mochi will air february 25th. a judge has a tip if you're doing a zoom session your filter has to be off. here's why. >> can you hear me, judge?
>> i can hear you. it is a filter. >> it is i don't know how to remove it. i've got my assistant here she's trying to. but i'm prepared to go forward with it. i'm here live. i'm not a cat. >> i wonder if he does impeachment hearings that attorney, rod ponton says if he can make people laugh at his expense, he's happy to do it. >> the "snl" skit come to life those men with the other straight faces. >> professional. >> hysterical. aunt jemima the brandt is getting a complete makeover. the pancake syrup has been around for 100 years pearl milling company first packaged reddy made pancake mix in 1880s late show host alex trebek's
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