Democratic House representative Eric Swalwell has filed a lawsuit against former President Donald Trump, his attorney Rudy Giuliani over their alleged roles in the 6 January Capitol riots.
Swalwell, the California lawmaker who served as House impeachment manager in January, filed the suit on Friday with the US District Court for the District of Columbia, with the lawsuit alleging that Trump and his allies are “responsible for the injury and destruction” caused during the Capitol unrest.
The case is the second filed by a US lawmaker. Last month, Mississippi Democrat Representative Bennie Thompson filed a case accusing Trump of “conspiring with his lawyer and extremist groups” to prevent the Senate from formally certifying Joe Biden’s presidential victory. That case named Trump and Giuliani, as well as the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers as defendants. Multiple members of both groups have been under investigation by the FBI and other authorities over their actions on 6 January, with Democratic officials accusing them of extremism or even “domestic terrorism.”
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