Rioter Charged With Beating Cop: Trump “Inspired” Me

The Hill reports:

The defense attorney for an accused Capitol rioter plans to argue that her client was “inspired” by former President Trump, joining others who have cast blame for the assault on Trump over his rhetoric and actions after the November election.

Emanuel Jackson, 20, of D.C., who prosecutors say was seen on video punching a police officer and hitting others with a metal bat, is one of at least six people charged in the raid who are pinning at least some blame on Trump in their defense, Reuters reported Tuesday.

Brandi Harden, who is representing Jackson as he faces federal assault charges, wrote in a Jan. 22 court filing that “the nature and circumstances of this offense must be viewed through the lens of an event inspired by the President of the United States.”

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