Former US President Trump’s legal team has denied the assertion that his January 6 call for supporters to “fight like hell” incited the deadly riot that took place soon after.
Reuters reported Tuesday that a recently-obtained court filing from defense attorney Brandi Harden argued the conduct of her client, 20-year-old Maryland native Emanuel Jackson, and others who stormed the Capitol building on January 6, should be viewed as a spontaneous event, rather than a domestic terror plot.
Jackson’s defense attorney went on to add that the riot itself “appears to have been spontaneous and sparked by the statements made during the ‘Stop the Steal’ rally.”
Speaking to supporters on the morning of January 6, Trump notoriously proclaimed that widespread voter fraud occurred in the November presidential election. “We will not take it anymore,” 45 told rally attendees.
He also asserted that supporters need to “fight like hell” to preserve the “country.”
However, a judge rejected the appeal and also denied bail for the 20-year-old, whose actions and assaults were captured via video and photos.
“I had a bat. They were pepper-spraying people. Then, they got me in the eye,” Jackson said when interviewed amid the incident. “Fighting for America. We’ve been taken over by globalists, by the Chinese. Fighting for America. I’m not here for Trump. I’m here for America.”
Unconfirmed reports have claimed the 20-year-old is homeless and has known mental…