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Democrats Claim Trump Conspired with Proud Boys, Message Boards in Capitol Riot

House impeachment managers argued Wednesday afternoon that then-President Donald Trump had not only incited the January 6 Capitol riot with his speech, but had secretly planned the riot by conspiring with the Proud Boys, among others. Delegate Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) brought up the debunked claim that Trump used his appearance at the first presidential debate to communicate with the right-wing Proud Boys — some of whom, she said, would later appear at the Capitol riot. She also claimed that Trump and his aide monitored right-wing message boards, and that they both knew about, and approved of, violent messages being posted…

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