Eric Swalwell sues Trump, Giuliani for inciting Capitol riot

Impeachment manager Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., is seen during a break on the third day of the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump on Thursday, February 11, 2021.

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Rep. Eric Swalwell, one of the House prosecutors during Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial, said Friday he filed a lawsuit against the former president for inciting the Jan. 6 invasion of the U.S. Capitol.

The civil lawsuit from Swalwell, D-Calif., also accuses Trump’s oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., as well as Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., of being “wholly responsible for the injury and destruction” caused by the mob.

The Senate last month acquitted Trump of one article of inciting the insurrection at the Capitol, which resulted in five deaths and forced a joint session of Congress into hiding.

Asked for comment on the lawsuit, Trump spokesman Jason Miller replied with a string of insults about Swalwell.

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