Trump’s last SECDEF blames rally speech for Capitol riot

Trump’s last SECDEF blames rally speech for Capitol riot
Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller. DOD image

[Ed. – He thinks the speech was taken as green-lighting the riot, but doesn’t know if Trump intended to have that effect.  There’s something a little “pat and packaged” about this Miller interview and the reported comments of Kash Patel and Ezra Cohen in late January.  Don’t want to overthink it, but I do think the jury’s still out on what’s going on here.]

One of the most senior Cabinet officials in the Trump administration, Acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller, has told VICE on Showtime that he believes the speech made by former President Donald Trump on the morning of January 6 was responsible for causing the mob to violently attack the Capitol later that day. …

Miller said, “Would anybody have marched on the Capitol, and tried to overrun the Capitol, without the president’s speech? I think it’s pretty much definitive that wouldn’t have happened.” …

Recalling the events of that day, Miller said he wasn’t sure whether Trump was aware that his speech might have such extreme consequences, but he was certain the attack wouldn’t have happened without them. …

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“It seems cause-and-effect,” Miller said, referring to Trump’s speech and the violent riot that left five people dead. “The question is, did he know he was enraging people to do that? I don’t know.”

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