Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) has filed a lawsuit against former president Donald Trump , his son Donald Trump Jr., Rudy Giuliani and Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) accusing them of inciting the storming of the U.S. Capitol on January 6. In a statement, Swalwell said he filed the civil claim against them for "inciting an attack against the Capitol that terrorized lawmakers and prevented us from doing our jobs of certifying the votes of the American people." His statement said that the events of January 6 came as a "direct and foreseeable consequence of the Defendants' false and incendiary allegations of fraud and theft." "The Defendants assembled, inflamed and incited the mob, and as such are wholly responsible for the injury and destruction that followed." The suit was filed on Friday in federal court in Washington, D.C. A similar suit was previously filed by Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) against Trump . Jason Miller, an advisor to Trump, said Swalwell had "no credibility," according … [Read more...] about Eric Swalwell Sues Donald Trump, Don Jr, Rudy Giuliani and Mo Brooks Over Capitol Riot
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Ex-House impeachment manager Eric Swalwell (D-CA) confirmed Friday he will sue former President Donald Trump, his son Donald Trump Jr., Rudy Giuliani and Republican Rep. Mo Brooks in a second major lawsuit seeking to hold Trump and his allies accountable for the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6. Swalwell’s action follows a similar suit filed last month by Rep. Bennie Thompson against Trump, Giuliani and the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys groups. Today, I filed a civil claim against Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Rudolph Giuliani, and Rep. Mo Brooks for inciting an attack against the Capitol that terrorized lawmakers and prevented us from certifying the votes of the American people. My statement: pic.twitter.com/wmSMcEzeL6 — Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) March 5, 2021 Swalwell’s case echoes some of the same claims as Thompson’s — citing a civil rights law meant to counter the Ku Klux Klan’s intimidation of elected officials. According to Axios, the lawsuit … [Read more...] about Eric Swalwell Sues Donald Trump and Allies over Capital Riots
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said Thursday that former President Donald Trump 's channel will remain suspended on the platform due to the potential risk for violence. Speaking during an event with the Atlantic Council, Wojcicki said Trump's channel would remain banned until the risk for violence has decreased, but added that it is unclear when that could occur. "I do want to confirm that we will lift the suspension of the channel…when we determine that the risk of violence has decreased," Wojcicki said. "Where we stand today it's hard for me to say when that's going to be, but it's pretty clear that right now where we stand that there still is that elevated risk of violence." "Given just the warnings given by the Capitol police yesterday about a potential attack today, I think it's pretty clear that elevated violence risk still remains," Wojcicki added, in reference to fears of a March 4 Capitol attack by followers of the far-right conspiracy theory, QAnon. To measure the … [Read more...] about Donald Trump’s YouTube Channel Will Remain Suspended Over Risk of Violence, CEO Says
After his Conservative Political Action Committee speech, Donald Trump Donald Trump Trump State Department appointee arrested in connection with Capitol riot Intelligence community investigating links between lawmakers, Capitol rioters Michelle Obama slams 'partisan actions' to 'curtail access to ballot box' MORE has shown that his presidential loss has not slowed down his domination of the Republican Party. Quite the opposite, as any Republican who deviates from the Trump line, be they the former party presidential nominee, the wife of one, or the second ranking Republican in the House and daughter of the former vice president, is immediately denounced and threatened with primaries or being written out of the party. Many observers, including Senator Mitt Romney, feel that if Trump decides to run again, the 2024 nomination is his for the taking. This may be so, but that alone does not make Trump unusual. The reality is that Trump’s continued command of the … [Read more...] about Is the influence of Donald Trump actually that unusual in politics?
Former President Donald Trump made it clear that he is not stepping out of the political public eye during his speech on Sunday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida. Following his speech, there have been online complaints that it is being censored on YouTube. The Claim Conservative activist Jack Posobiec took to Twitter on Thursday evening and wrote: "BREAKING: YouTube has banned all copies of Trump's CPAC speech and suspended RSBN," in a tweet that received almost 6,000 likes and 3,000 retweets. Alex Salvi, a correspondent for One America News Network, tweeted Thursday evening: "NEW: YouTube removes and bans copies of Pres. Trump's speech at CPAC," and garnered more than 2,000 likes and 1,000 retweets. The Facts A search of Trump's 2021 CPAC speech on YouTube returns various highlight videos that provide a recap as well as a couple videos that display it in full. Fox News ' YouTube Channel, NewsNOW from Fox , posted an … [Read more...] about Fact Check: Did YouTube Ban All Copies of Donald Trump’s CPAC Speech?