A Lawsuit Against Jan. 6 Rally Speakers Forces DOJ To Consider Who's Legally Immune

Posted on AllSides July 26th, 2021
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A lawsuit against the men who spoke at a rally before the Capitol riot on Jan. 6 is putting the Justice Department in a tricky position.

The department is considering whether those federal officials acted within the scope of their jobs that day, which would trigger a form of legal immunity. Government watchdogs said the case has serious implications for who's held accountable for violence that delayed the election certification and contributed to the deaths of five people.

One of the defendants is Republican Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama, who...

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