The One Trump Lie That Unlocks the Sedition Case Against Him

A little-recalled Reuters article from January 15th may hold the key to prosecuting the former president.


It is remarkable—given how often it comes up in prosecutions of lower-level Trumpist insurrectionists—that we keep forgetting the most important fact about January 6th: the armed rebels Donald Trump incited to storm and breach the United States Capitol on that date didn’t just believe that they had Trump’s implicit support, but in fact belie…

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