Thursday evening, the news broke that Jack Smith will indict former President Donald Trump on  37 counts including a conspiracy charge. Today, we got some interesting and perhaps dangerous reactions from that news.

Two of Trump’s attorneys will join an ever growing list of lawyers who have either walked off one or more of his cases or been forced to recuse themselves for various reasons including being a witness against him.

Attorneys Jim Trusty and John Rowley resigned from his team, which was announced in a statement Friday. Todd Blanche, who had resigned from an elite law firm to represent him on the New York fraud charges, will appear in court with Trump along with attorney Chris Kise and a third lawyer who has not yet been added to the case, the ex-president announced on Truth Social.

Trump used the announcement to once again rant in rage about the charges against him and the people involved in delivering them.

Meanwhile, Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA) may have confused many social media users with his response to Trump’s indictment, but one militia expert interpreted his tweet clearly as a call to arms.

The Louisiana MAGA Republican tweeted out a seemingly nonsensical message Thursday after the former president confirmed he had been indicted in the Mar-a-Lago classified documents case, but journalist and militia expert Jeff Sharlet saw the message as a violent threat.

Check out the tweet below:

“President Trump said he has ‘been summoned to appear at the Federal Courthouse in Miami on Tuesday, at 3 PM,'” Higgins tweeted. “This is a perimeter probe from the oppressors. Hold. rPOTUS has this. Buckle up. 1/50K know your bridges. Rock steady calm. That is all.”

Sharlet shows how this apparent nonsense is really a coded call for an insurgency or civil war.

“Deep scary: 1/50 k refers to military scale maps & publicly available US Geological Survey maps of areas mostly surrounding military installations,” Sharlet said. “This isn’t a metaphor. This isn’t slow civil war. This is a congressman calling for the real thing.”

“I think this is scary as hell,” he added.

“If you’re laughing at Rep Clay Higgins using militia speak, referencing military grade maps, & telling Trumpers to ‘know your bridges,’ recall that Canadian far rightists held border bridges recently in a tense stand off,” Sharlet warned. “This is on the table.”

Sharlet went through and defined the phrases the congressman deployed and determined he was calling for a “county-level insurrection” in response to Trump’s federal indictment, which Higgins characterized as an act of war.

“Take this seriously,” Sharlet said. “’Perimeter probe’: Higgins thinks indictment precedes bigger attack. ‘rPOTUS’: real POTUS,’ Trump. ‘Hold’: ‘stand back & stand by.’ ‘Buckle up’: prepare for war. ‘1/50 k’: military scale maps. ‘Know your bridges’: militia speak for prepare to seize bridges.”

Scary indeed.

Also, it was announced that Trump appointed Judge Aileen Cannon will have at least a small role in overseeing the case. It is not expected that she will preside over the trial, but she will perhaps at least handle the arraignment in Miami.