According to reports, after the attacks in the capital on January 6, a federal lawsuit against former President Donald Trump, his lawyers and far-right extremists is scoring some new heavyweight plaintiffs.
The NAACP lawsuit accuses Trump, Rudy Giuliani and members of the “Proud Boy and Oathmaker” of conspiring to incite riots to prevent the passage of the 2020 presidential election. It is expected that 10 new plaintiffs will be added, including other members of Congress, according to the New York Times and Daily Beast.
Attorneys for civil rights organizations filed a lawsuit on behalf of Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi in February, alleging that the former president and his lawyers, along with far-right extremist groups, deprived Americans of their lives in violation of 1
According to The Beast, it is said that in addition to the new plaintiff, the revised complaint will also include more information about the deadly riot in Washington, DC.
The lawsuit stated that during the fierce siege, Thompson was one of the legislators and they were forced to wear gas masks and lie on the floor to avoid riots. Mississippi. He was eventually taken out of the Capitol and came to the Longworth House office building, where he hid in a suitable place with more than 200 other councillors, staff and family members.
According to The Beast, Trump chose Republican lawyer Jesse Binnall (Jesse Binnall) to represent him in the Nevada lawsuit. The lawsuit filed a “Stop the Seal” lawsuit in Nevada, which tried to Failed to overturn the 2020 election results.
Since Trump has faced a series of other legal troubles since he stepped down in January, the lawsuit has expanded.
The prosecutors in Fulton County, Georgia announced in February that they were applying pressure on Georgia Secretary of State Brad Ravensperger to ask Trump to “see” more votes in the state’s presidential election. As a result, a criminal investigation into whether Trump implemented election interference was formally conducted. In New York, prosecutors are investigating his financial transactions, while the New York State’s attorney general is investigating whether Trump’s organization illegally exaggerated the value of his assets to obtain tax relief.
At the same time, the former president is also facing a lawsuit from two long-serving Capitol police officers who accused Trump of “inciting, encouraging, inciting, directing, helping and betting” the mob that caused two injuries, January 6. day. It also accused Trump, Donald Trump, Giuliani, and Republican Representative Mo Brooks of Alabama for inciting the uprising.