Trump Being Sued for Capital Riots

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Trump is being sued for Incitement of Riots on January 6, 2021 by the ALCU, 10 Democratic members of congress and two Capital Police Officers

Legal pressure on citizen Trump is escalating as two Capitol Hill police officers are now suing the former president, alleging he incited the January 6 insurrection. This is the third civil lawsuit of its kind. Meanwhile in New York, the D.A. has subpoenaed the Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg’s personal bank records. MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber explains the latest updates in the cases, plus reports on the new defamation suit against the former president and a court’s decision to void the Trump campaign’s NDAs.

 

NAACP files lawsuit against Trump over role in Capitol riot

The NAACP is suing former President Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers in connection with the assault on the U.S. Capitol. The suit claims they violated the 1871 Ku Klux Klan Act by inciting the riot. NAACP President Derrick Johnson and Congressman Bennie Thompson, a Democrat from Mississippi who is the named plaintiff in the case, joined CBSN to talk about what they hope to accomplish with this suit.

 

Rep. Swalwell Files Lawsuit Against Trump & Close Allies For Inciting Capitol Riot

 

Two Capitol police officers have filed lawsuits against former President Trump for injuries during the January 6th mob riot. Both officers claim they were emotionally and physically injured during the riot.

 

Trump Loses In Court: Judge Strikes Down Campaign Non-disclosure agreements

Attorney David Bowles joins Lawrence O’Donnell to discuss the class action lawsuit to “unwind” the Trump campaign NDAs, which a judge ruled are invalid and “harmful to the public.”

Attorney Bowles discusses how Trump used “boilerplate” NDAs from his business which were so badly written & non-specific that a judge stated “you could drive a mack truck through them”.

It’s therefore possible every NDA signed by people hired in his administration are invalid.

 

10 more Congress members join lawsuit accusing Trump, Giuliani, Proud Boys, Oath Keepers of Capitol riot conspiracy

Ten more Democratic members of Congress on Wednesday joined a federal lawsuit accusing former President Donald Trump, his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and several right-wing extremist groups of conspiring to incite the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol complex riot. The suit, first filed by Rep.

Per the above article, “Ten more Democratic members of Congress on Wednesday joined a federal lawsuit accusing former President Donald Trump, his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and several right-wing extremist groups of conspiring to incite the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol complex riot.

The suit, first filed by Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., and the NAACP, accuses the defendants of violating a federal law by sparking the violence with the goal of preventing Congress from confirming the election of President Joe Biden. The cited law, the Ku Klux Klan Act, was first used in the late 1800s to target the racist KKK for its violence against Black Americans and its intimidation of members of Congress from the South.

In addition to Trump and Giuliani, the suit names extremist groups the Oath Keepers, the Proud Boys, and Warboys as defendants.

The House members who joined the suit are: California representatives Karen Bass, Barbara Lee and Maxine Waters; Steve Cohen of Tennessee; Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey; Veronica Escobar of Texas; Hank Johnson Jr. of Georgia; Marcy Kaptur of Ohio; Jerry Nadler of New York; and Pramila Jayapal of Washington state.

An amended version of the lawsuit adding the new House members as plaintiffs, and making additional allegations, was filed in U.S. District Court in Washington D.C. It seeks a declaratory judgment that the defendants violated the law through their conduct, an injunction against similar actions in the future and unspecified financial damages”.

 

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