Tuesday, December 05, 2023
Special counsel Jack Smith directly accused former President Donald Trump of sending angry supporters to the Capitol to "achieve the criminal objective" of preventing the certification of the 2020 election ahead of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol in a notice filed in Federal Court on Tuesday "[Trump] sent supporters, including groups like the Proud Boys, whom he knew were angry, and whom he now calls patriots,' to the Capitol to achieve the criminal objective of obstructing the congressional certification," Smith wrote. "Evidence of the defendant's post-conspiracy embrace of particularly violent and notorious rioters is admissible to establish the defendant's motive and intent on January 6."
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