Donald Trump will not be convicted at the underway impeachment trial. The connection between what he said and did and what he did and did not do on January 6 and prior and what many people did in breaking the law when they stormed the US Capital on January 5 2021 causing death and destruction is literally lacking.
However, the intent to cause such or similar behavior likely was present in his speech.
Like so many things it comes down to epistemology. There is no clear scientifically established cause and effect. However, it is a great hypothesis that the intent to cause such or similar behavior likely was present in his speech. Without Donald Trump as a witness in the Senate trial making the connection is likely even more difficult.
In the end the Senate will not convict Donald Trump. He may have problems with state law compliance charges in the near future, however.
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