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Attorney for Capitol building rioter claims Trump is a ‘cult leader’

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Following the attack on the U.S. Capitol building, (headline) Donald Trump was impeached for incitement of insurrection. On “Cuomo Prime Time” Tuesday, attorney Clint Broden discussed his client Garrett Miller, who was charged with crimes related to the attack as well as death threats made towards Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Broden claims his client was manipulated by former president Trump.
“I have referred to him as a cult leader,” said Broden. “Donald Trump was a cult leader. You have somebody like Garrett Miller, who is not very politically involved, hadn’t even voted much earlier in life, loses his job and gets focused on the internet and you have, as I said, a cult leader telling him to do X, Y and Z to protect the country.”
Miller claimed he was just following Trump’s orders and apologized for threatening Ocasio-Cortez. (broll) And his attorney said their focus is on deprogramming Miller.
“That’s what cult leaders do,” said Broden. “They prey on vulnerable people. And not to excuse what Miller did, as you said, his comments are vile, disgusting, what have you. But without going into attorney client privilege I'm having some discussions with him and really we're trying to deprogram him.”

Video Transcript

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CLINT BRODEN: I'm an attorney. I'm certainly not a psychologist. But when you have-- and I've referred to him as a cult leader. Donald Trump was a cult leader.

KYLIE MAR: Following the attack on the US Capitol building, Donald Trump was impeached for incitement of Insurrection. And on Cuomo Primetime Tuesday, attorney Clint Broden discussed how his client Garrett Miller, who was charged with crimes related to the attack as well as death threats made towards Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was manipulated by former President Trump.

CLINT BRODEN: You have somebody like Garrett Miller, who was not very politically involved, hadn't even voted much earlier in his life, loses his job, gets focused on the internet. And you have a, as I said, a cult leader telling him that he needs to do x, y, and z to protect his country.

KYLIE MAR: Miller claimed he was just following Trump's orders and apologized for threatening Ocasio-Cortez. And his attorney said their focus is on deprogramming Miller.

CLINT BRODEN: Natural cult leaders do. They prey on vulnerable people. And that's not to excuse what Garrett Miller did.

As you said, his comments are vile, disgusting, what have you. But without going into attorney client privilege, I'm having some discussions with him. And really, we're trying to deprogram.

KYLIE MAR: Trump's constant rhetoric has led to him being banned on most mainstream social media platforms. And Broden hopes the lack of exposure to Trump will help his client.

CLINT BRODEN: The more he gets removed from Trump, Trump being out of office now, the more he gets removed from the vitriol that goes on on Facebook and Twitter, I think he is going back to the Garrett Miller that his family and friends remember.