Democratic congressman sues Trump over role in US Capitol riot
Democratic congressman sues Trump over role in US Capitol riot
Democrats Are Starting To File Personal Lawsuits Against Donald Trump for Sending His Supporters To Attack Them
17 February, 2021, 05:07
The case against Trump was brought under a provision of the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871, which was passed in response to KKK violence and prohibits violence or intimidation meant to prevent Congress or other federal officials from carrying out their constitutional duties.
Other lawsuit defendants are the right-wing extremist groups the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers, whose members have been charged in the riots.
Thompson, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, filed the suit against Trump, his attorney Rudy Giuliani, the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers.
CNBC quotes Jason Miller, a spokesman for Trump, to have denied the allegations that Trump orchestrated the riots. "After witnessing Capitol police barricading the doors of the House chamber with furniture, Congressman Thompson and fellow lawmakers donned gas masks and were rushed into the Longworth House Office Building where they sheltered with more than 200 other representatives, staffers and family members".
Trump said McConnell "begged" him for a recent endorsement, which allowed him to win re-election in November, according to Trump.
And Trump faces a criminal investigation in NY, where the Manhattan district attorney's office is looking into whether the Trump Organization violated state laws, such as insurance fraud, tax fraud or other schemes to defraud.
In explaining his vote, Burr said Trump "bears responsibility" for the January 6 attack - which left five people dead, including a police officer - and lambasted the ex-president for using his office to "inflame the situation instead of immediately calling for an end to the assault".
Despite evidence to the contrary, the suit says, the men portrayed the election as stolen while Mr Trump "endorsed rather than discouraged" threats of violence from his angry supporters in the weeks leading up to the assault on the Capitol.
There was no immediate comment from Giuliani.
Furthermore, McConnell used his power as then-majority leader to delay Trump's Senate trial until after he left office.
Thompson is represented by the NAACP and Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll.
A poll conducted as his Senate impeachment trial ended in acquittal has found that 54% of Republican voters would back Trump in a 2024 presidential primary.
A person familiar with the matter previously told CNN that Trump instructed his staff to stop paying Giuliani's legal fees.
Banned from Twitter-his erstwhile weapon of choice for attacking critics-Trump fired his broadside, which blamed McConnell (R-Ky.) for Republicans' loss of Senate control, via a statement from his Save America super PAC.
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Graham warned on " Fox News Sunday " that this will be used against Republicans as they try to retake control of Congress in 2022. McConnell manoeuvred through Trump's four years in office like a captain steering a ship through a rocky strait on stormy seas.
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The day of the riot, McConnell railed against "thugs, mobs, or threats" and described the attack as "this failed insurrection". McConnell's speech was an attempt at a political balancing act, DW's Washington bureau chief Ines Pohl said.
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