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Congressman Charges Trump Conspired With Extremists In Lawsuit Invoking The Ku Klux Klan Act04:49


Former President Donald Trump could still face legal consequences for the Capitol insurrection, despite his acquittal by the Senate.

Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi has filed a civil lawsuit against Trump, accusing the former president of conspiring with far-right extremists who stormed the Capitol last month.

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd speaks with Emily Bazelon, senior research scholar at Yale Law School and staff writer at the New York Times Magazine.

This segment aired on February 17, 2021.


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