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6 Jan 2020 U.S. Events (Split from A Deeply Fractured US)


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The legal action has started.

Global News said:
Trump sued by Democratic congressman over U.S. Capitol riot

By Eric Tucker The Associated Press

Posted February 16, 2021 11:52 am EST

The House Homeland Security chairman accused Donald Trump in a federal lawsuit Tuesday of inciting the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and conspiring with his lawyer and extremist groups to try to prevent Congress from certifying the results of the presidential election he lost to Joe Biden.
The lawsuit from Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson is part of an expected wave of litigation over the Jan. 6 riot and is believed to be the first filed by a member of Congress. It seeks unspecified punitive and compensatory damages. It also names as defendants Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s personal lawyer, and the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers, extremist organizations that have had members charged by the Justice Department with taking part in the siege.
“All I wanted to do was do my job, and the insurrection that occurred prevented me from doing that,” Thompson, D-Miss., told reporters Tuesday as he recounted his harrowing experiences as Trump loyalists broke into the Capitol and disrupted the constitutionally mandated process of certifying the election.
A Trump senior adviser, Jason Miller, said in a statement that Trump did not organize the rally that preceded the riot and “did not incite or conspire to incite any violence at the Capitol on Jan. 6th.” A lawyer for Giuliani did not immediately return an email seeking comment.
The suit, filed in federal court in Washington under a Reconstruction-era law called 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. That acquittal is likely to open the door to fresh legal scrutiny over Trump’s actions before and during the siege. Additional suits could be brought by other members of Congress or by law enforcement officers injured while responding to the riot.

Even some Republicans who voted to acquit Trump on Saturday acknowledged that the more proper venue to deal with Trump was in the courts, especially now that he has left the White House and lost certain legal protections that shielded him as president.

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It will be very interesting to see what comes out in the discovery process. Civil lawsuits have a great deal of power to compendisclosure of relevant information.

I hope we see further legal action from the many dozens of police officers injured in the course of suppressing the insurrection. There has to be accountability for this.


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Welcome to the world of conspiracy theorizing, where everything is what you want it to be.
Ha. More like the world of politics where everyone will lie to cover up their tracks. I guess not all the rats have abandoned the sinking ship.


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Sounds like procedures to call up the NG were changed just before January 6, causing a delay in deployment.