Former President Donald Trump ‘s defense team took the floor on day four of his second impeachment trial on Friday, and right out of the gate, lawyer Mark Van der Veen was raising eyebrows. Democratic House impeachment managers argued this week that those who ransacked the Capitol on January 6 did so at Trump’s direction. As Van der Veen made his way through a series of defenses in his opening remarks, he said that Antifa, a frequent scapegoat for violence associated with Trump supporters, was involved in the attack. The Claim Refuting Democrats ‘ claims that the attack on the Capitol was spurred by Trump, defense attorneys for Trump insisted the attacks were pre-planned by agitators of varying political affiliations. According to Van der Veen, that included members of Antifa, the decentralized left-wing protest movement. “One of the first people arrested was a leader of Antifa,” Van der Veen said. The Facts Before the dust could settle in the wake of the riot, right-wing media and conspiracy theorists began releasing allegations of the riots being a hoax staged by Antifa. This was quickly disproved as the identities of those captured on camera surfaced and showed the alleged rioters were supporters… Read full this story
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