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There's some delicious irony in the fact that a congressman from Mississippi (the Honorable Bennie G. Thompson) has filed a suit against Trump under the provisions of the Ku Klux Klan Act for his role in inciting the riot on January 6.
Although it was a foregone conclusion that he was going to be acquitted because there was no way that 17 Republicans were going to vote against him, it is heartening that 6 of them did.
Trump's guilt is obvious if you watch the video during the impeachment trial, but Representative Thompson's case just got some help from a Pentagon official.
Former acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller said the crowd of Trump's supporters would not have descended on the U.S. Capitol if the president had not delivered a speech just before the riot in which he decried the presidential election as "stolen." Repeating baseless claims of election fraud he first made even before voting began, Trump alleged that a "criminal enterprise" involving Democrats, the news media and complicit Republicans had robbed him of victory, though he offered no evidence to support the existence of such a vast conspiracy.
"Would anybody have marched on the Capitol, and tried to overrun the Capitol, without the president’s speech? I think it’s pretty much definitive that wouldn’t have happened," Miller told "Vice on Showtime" in an interview that aired Thursday.
As noted in the link below, the KKK Act has been invoked in a number of more recent cases:
If you add up the the other cases Trump is facing (Georgia, New York etal.) , he is officially now in "deep doo doo".