Trump to ask judge throw out suits by lawmakers, police over U.S. Capitol riot

Posted on AllSides January 10th, 2022
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Donald Trump's lawyers on Monday will try to persuade a federal judge to throw out a series of lawsuits by Democratic lawmakers and two police officers alleging that the former president incited the deadly Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the U.S. Capitol.

The three lawsuits, by Democratic U.S. representatives including Eric Swalwell and Jerry Nadler, as well as two Capitol Police officers who battled rioters claim that Trump is liable for injuries to police and lawmakers.

The Democratic lawmakers have invoked an 1871 law passed to fight the white supremacist...

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