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  • Democratic Congressman Bennie Thompson filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani on Tuesday.

  • Let's have trial by combat, accusing the two Republicans of conspiring with the far right groups, proud boys and oath keepers to incite last month's deadly riot at the U.

  • S Capitol, the first civil action filed against the former president since the attack.

  • Yes.

  • Thompson, who chairs the House Homeland Security Committee, is the named plaintiff on the suit, which is backed by the NAACP.

  • The civil lawsuit accuses Trump and Giuliani of violating the Ku Klux Klan Act, a post Civil War law that allows lawsuits to be brought against government officials over claims they conspired to violate civil rights.

  • The press release announcing the lawsuit said quote 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.

  • Other members of Congress are expected to join the lawsuit.

  • It seeks compensatory and punitive damages without citing a dollar figure, and it asks a federal judge to issue an order barring Trump and his co defendants from future violations of the law.

  • Trump advisor Jason Miller dismissed the allegations in the lawsuit setting Trump's acquittal in the Senate impeachment trial.

  • Most Republicans voted against convicting Trump, but Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell made it clear he still felt Trump was responsible and that he could still face legal consequences.

  • President Trump is still liable for everything he did while he was in office.

  • Didn't get away with anything.

  • Yeah.

  • Trump also faces a criminal investigation into his attempts to influence Georgia's election outcome after he was recorded in a January 2nd phone call trying to pressure a top state official to overturn the state's election results based on unfounded claims of voter fraud.

Democratic Congressman Bennie Thompson filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani on Tuesday.

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