The Senate may have failed to convict Donald Trump, but House of Representatives Accountability Director Eric Swallowell has not yet given up. Today a California congressman filed a file Civil suit Against the former president, his miserable eldest son, his leaky public-interest attorney, and Alabama Representative Mo Brooks, all of whom addressed the Maga gang before storming the Capitol on January 6.
“Today a civil case was filed against Donald J Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Rudolf Giuliani, and Representative Mo Brooks for inciting an attack on the Capitol that intimidated lawmakers and prevented us from doing our work in endorse the voices of the American people,” chirp.
“As a direct and predictable result of the defendants’ false allegations provoking fraud and theft, and in direct response to the accused’s explicit calls for violence on the march, violent crowds attacked the US Capitol building and the congressional poll of the Electoral College stopped the votes. The defendants gathered, ignited, and incited the mob, and thus they are fully responsible for the injury and destruction that followed That. “
It remains to be seen whether a civil lawsuit in US District Court will be an effective remedy. After a thorough recitation of the defendants’ behavior that led to the mutiny, Swallowell alleges that they conspired to violate his civil rights by interfering with his official duty to certify the results of the presidential election.
This echoes the allegations he made Rep. Benny Thompson, from alleged a Violation of 42 USC § 1985, better known as the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871, A Reconstruction-era law targeting mobs interfering with federal officials’ performance. aAnd indeed Swallowell Request That his lawsuit be treated as related to Representative Thompson’s case and included on Judge Amit Mehta’s agenda. (Of course, this has nothing to do Mehta record Hostility to Trump’s runaway claims to executive immunity).
The nine counts range from daily moderation (neglect, deliberate infliction of emotional distress, agitation), to interesting (KKK claim) to HUH WHAT ??? (Aiding and abetting assault under common law because, although he was never physically assaulted, the presence of the mob “made the plaintiff fear imminent bodily harm”). It should be a great case from the First Amendment, with Trump et al. Ensure that they were simply exercising their right to freedom of expression and that they exercised their right to it No idea The mob might become unruly, despite Trump recommendation To Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller January 5, that 10,000 National Guard troops are needed to control the crowd.
The ex-president commented via his spokesperson Jason Miller, who described Swallowell to Washington Post As “low life without credibility” and reformulated Distorted claims The California congressman is a “vulnerable” Chinese asset.
“I make no apologies whatsoever for fighting for an accurate and fair election,” Brooks said in the comments reported by the media. Newsweek. In short, I wear the infamous and malicious lawsuit filed by communist sympathizer Swallowell as a badge of courage.
Still waiting for Don Son and Rudy to poke their heads. Suppose Rudy says, “Ha, take a number, oh,” and Dig tries to keep his jaw long enough to form a semi-knit sentence.
Swalwell is represented by Joseph Caleb, Philip Andonian of Caleb Andonian PLLC, Matthew Kaiser and Sarah Fink of KaiserDillon PLLC, Barry Coburn and Mark Eisenstein of Coburn and Greenbaum PLLC.
Swallowell vs. Trump [Docket via Court Listener]
Elizabeth Day She lives in Baltimore where she writes about law and politics.