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Lawmaker Looks to Use ‘KKK Act’ to Incriminate Trump in January 6th Insurrection

There are still plenty of folks out there looking to get a piece of The Don.

Donald Trump’s acquittal in the Senate just days ago may have sealed the fate of his second impeachment, but it appears as though there are plenty of folks out there who aren’t done with him yet.

Congress has already suggested that a 9/11 commission-style investigation is on its way and, if any prominent Democrats are involved, we can be assured that there will be plenty of effort put into tying Trump to the violence.

On top of that probe, another lawmaker – along with the NAACP – are looking to use a Civil War-era legislative act to wrangle the ex-President.

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Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., and the NAACP are suing former President Donald Trump and his longtime ally Rudy Giuliani for allegedly conspiring with a pair of hate groups to storm the U.S. Capitol and block the Electoral College count in January. And they’re using a 150-year-old law as the basis of the suit.

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Thompson and the NAACP, the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, allege in the suit, obtained by NBC News, that Trump, Giuliani, the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers used “intimidation, harassment, and threats,” to stop the vote count and caused the Jan. 6 Capitol riot in the process. This, they said, violated the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871.

“I guess it tells you something when you can use a Ku Klux Klan law from the 1870s,” said Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University. “It’s part of a series of laws enacted after the Civil War. Everything old is, unfortunately, new again.”

The Trump team, through a spokesperson, dismissed the idea outright, stating that the former President did not invoke or participate in the violence of January 6th in any way.

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