U.S. Judge Mehta questioned whether Trump’s silence during the riots on Capitol Hill was sympathy for extremists.
“Given that President Trump did not immediately condemn this behavior, what should I do. In a reasonable way, does his silence indicate that he agrees to appear in the crowd at Hill? At the Capitol that day,” U.S. Federal Judge Amit U.S. Amit Mehta told the Jan. 10 hearing that he was referring to Trump’s failure to call on the crowd to stop the rioting.
Lawyers for former U.S. President Jesse Binnall immediately hit back at Judge Mehta, saying Trump could not face legal consequences for actions he did not take.
After nearly five hours of hearings, Judge Mehta has yet to issue a final verdict. He said the former president’s case was not easy.
Tuesday’s hearing is part of three lawsuits aimed at convicting Trump for his conduct before and on the day of the Jan. 6, 2021, riots.Two lawsuits filed by Democrats America Two Capitol Hill police officers injured in the riots have filed a lawsuit. The lawsuits have been on file for more than nine months, but this is the first basic hearing on the issues at issue.
The former US president was scheduled to hold a news conference at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, on January 6, on the first anniversary of the riots on Capitol Hill. However, Trump later announced the cancellation of the event, blaming the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riots for doing so.
Supported crowd trump card On January 6, 2021, stormed Capitol Hill during a session of the U.S. Congress to demonstrate Joe Biden. The riot at the Capitol killed 5 people and caused millions of dollars in damage, and order was restored only after the Pentagon deployed the National Guard. House Democrats then tried to impeach Trump, but he was acquitted by the Senate.
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