Donald Trump has been tap-dancing in front of the C-PAC attendees, within listening distance of the golden likeness of his image. Unfortunately for him, the ex-president has not been dancing fast enough to avoid some very serious trouble. The law visited him at Mar-a-Lago Wednesday morning.
The former POTUS was served in conjunction with U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security Chair Representative Bernie Thompson’s (D-MS) lawsuit. It accused him of violating the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) Act of 1871 relating to the U.S. Capitol failed coup on January 6. March 4 is another credible insurrection date.
Senior Investigative Reporter & Editor of The Law & Crime News Adam Klasfeld tweeted:
‘New: Over at Mar-a-Lago, Donald Trump has been served with Rep. @BennieGThompson‘s lawsuit accusing the former president of violating the Ku Klux Klan Act in connection with the U.S. Capitol insurrection. Background, via @ColinKalmbacher at @LawCrimeNews lawandcrime.com/u-s-capitol-si ‘
Thompson filed a lawsuit against Trump and his former personal attorney Rudy Giuliani in federal court on Tuesday. It also named the far-right Proud Boys street gang and the Oath Keepers as defendants. Both far-right-wing militia groups are designated “right-wing militia.”
The suit alleged that on January 6:
‘[The defendants] conspired to incite an assembled crowd to march upon and enter the Capitol of the United States for the common purpose of disrupting [Electoral College votes.]’
After a speech where Donald Trump ginned up 10,000 of his supporters and inspired them to move to the Ellipse, 800 breached the Capitol Building. Thompson’s lawsuit claimed:
‘[An alleged conspiracy used] force, intimidation and threats [to keep himself] and other Members of Congress from discharging [their] official duties.’
While Trump and the others may not have been physically present at the actual Capitol, the former president told the crowd he would be there. He sent them, the suit alleges:
‘As part of this unified plan to prevent the counting of Electoral College votes, Defendants Proud Boys and Oath Keepers, through their leadership, acted in concert to spearhead the assault on the Capitol while the angry mob that Defendants Trump and Giuliani incited descended on the Capitol. The carefully orchestrated series of events that unfolded at the Save America rally and the storming of the Capitol was no accident or coincidence. It was the intended and foreseeable culmination of a carefully coordinated campaign to interfere with the legal process required to confirm the tally of votes cast in the Electoral College.’
The act states:
‘If two or more persons in any State or Territory conspire to prevent, by force, intimidation, or threat, any person from accepting or holding any office, trust, or place of confidence under the United States, or from discharging any duties thereof; or to induce by like means any officer of the United States to leave any State, district, or place, where his duties as an officer are required to be performed, or to injure him in his person or property on account of his lawful discharge of the duties of his office, or while engaged in the lawful discharge thereof, or to injure his property so as to molest, interrupt, hinder, or impede him in the discharge of his official duties.’
Twitter world went crazy when they saw this tweet. Take a look at some of our favorite responses below:
I’m so glad he doesn’t have a social media platform right now. pic.twitter.com/7TY64006O6
— Slygrammy5 💝😎😳 😷🎉 (@SharonCoryell3) March 3, 2021
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