U.S. Capitol police officers have filed a lawsuit against Former President Trump and his allies.
The police officers have accused them of purposefully sending a violent mob on January 6 to disrupt the “congressional certification of the election.” The lawsuit alleges that Mr. Trump “worked with white supremacists, violent extremist groups, and campaign supporters to violate the Ku Klux Klan Act, and commit acts of domestic terrorism in an unlawful effort to stay in power.”
The lawsuit was filed by the Committee for Civil Rights Under Law on behalf of the seven officers. The suit names former president Donald J. Trump, the Trump campaign, Roger stone and members of the Proud Boys and Oath keepers who were present at the Capitol on January 6th. Similar cases have already been filed by Democratic members of Congress. Those lawsuits allege that the actions the former president took and his allies took led to the storming of the Capitol.
Currently there is also a House Committee which has started to investigate the events of that day. The largest request from the committee was made to the National Archive for information on former president Trump and his team.
Former President Trump has accused the committee of violating “long-standing legal principles of privilege … Executive privilege will be defended, not just on behalf of my Administration and the Patriots who worked beside me, but on behalf of the Office of the President of the United States and the future of our Nation.” The committee so far has heard testimony’s from the police officers who were at the Capitol on January 6th (CBS News).
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