Dem Congressman Sues Trump, Giuliani Over Capitol Riot

Democrats Are Starting To File Personal Lawsuits Against Donald Trump for Sending His Supporters To Attack Them

Former President Trump, his attorney Rudy Giuliani, the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers conspired to violate the 1871 Ku Klux Klan Act, which prohibits any actions created to prevent Congress from carrying out its duties, when they incited the January 6 riot at the Capitol, a new lawsuit from the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee alleged.

The press release announcing the lawsuit said: "The insurrection was the result of a carefully orchestrated plan by Trump, Giuliani and extremist groups like the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys, all of whom shared a common goal of employing intimidation, harassment and threats to stop the certification of the Electoral College".

Rudy Giuliani is "not now representing" former President Trump "in any legal matters", senior Trump adviser Jason Miller told CNN and Reuters on Tuesday.

A Trump adviser said Giuliani's parting was only because there are no "pending cases" he's involved in.

The suit, filed in federal court in Washington under a Reconstruction-era law known as the Ku Klux Klan Act, comes three days after Trump was acquitted in a Senate impeachment trial that centred on allegations that he incited the riot, in which five people died.

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.

Trump said McConnell "begged" him for a recent endorsement, which allowed him to win re-election in November, according to Trump.

In another line of personal attack, Trump took aim at McConnell's wife, Taiwan-born Chinese-American Elaine Chow, who was transportation secretary in Trump's cabinet but resigned in protest after the January 6 Capitol assault.

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Giuliani could not be immediately reached for comment. MS congressman Rep Bennie Thompson and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) are behind the legal action.

"In this respect, because of his conduct, he is just like any other private citizen", he said. The statute was intended specifically to protect against conspiracies, attorney Joe Sellers said.

Thompson, who represents Mississippi's 2nd Congressional District, was at the Capitol when the mob overran the building.

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.

Furthermore, McConnell used his power as then-majority leader to delay Trump's Senate trial until after he left office. That process was temporarily interrupted when Trump loyalists broke into the Capitol.

The North Carolina GOP voted to formally rebuke Burr after he voted to convict Donald Trump in his latest impeachment trial. They pointed to a remark during his speech in which he told the crowd to behave "peacefully" that day.

McCain was responding to co-host Sunny Hostin, who slammed Republicans who voted to acquit Trump in the Senate.

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