Two U.S. Capitol Police officers have filed a lawsuit against former President Donald Trump, saying he incited the deadly Jan.
6 insurrection and was responsible for physical and emotional injuries they suffered as a result.
The officers, James Blassingame and Sidney Hemby, who have been with the force for a combined 28 years filed the lawsuit on Tuesday seeking damages of at least $75,000 each.
His office did not immediately return a call for comment on the lawsuit but Trump has in the past denied responsibility for the rioting, which left five people dead.
The lawsuit cites the former Republican president's conduct before and beyond the Nov.
3 presidential election, highlighting Trump's encouragement to supporters to come to the Capitol on Jan.
6 to "Stop The Steal" in the months after the election.
Trump on Jan.
6: "We're going to walk down to the Capitol" Before the riot, Trump encouraged his supporters in a speech to march on the Capitol building to express their anger over an election Trump insisted without evidence was stolen from him.
The lawsuit said Trump stoked violence throughout the 2020 presidential campaign and escalated his false claims that the election was rigged after the election was called for now-president Joe Biden.
Veteran US Capitol Police Lt. Michael Byrd, who fatally shot pro-Trump rioter Ashli Babbitt during the Capitol riot, revealed his identity and defended his actions on January 6 in an interview with NBC’s Lester Holt. The Justice Department said Byrd wouldn’t be criminally charged in connection with Babbitt’s death, and the US Capitol Police said he wouldn’t face any internal discipline. He could still face civil litigation from Babbitt’s family, which has threatened a lawsuit.
Capitol Police say 49-year-old Floyd Ray Roseberry drove a truck onto the sidewalk near the Library of Congress, claiming to have a bomb before eventually surrendering. CNN’s Ryan Nobles reports how the chaotic hours-long standoff unfolded.
US Capitol Police have identified 49-year-old Floyd Ray Roseberry as the suspect who claimed to have an explosive device near the Capitol. Roseberry has surrendered to authorities. CNN’s Whitney Wild reports.
Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH), one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump, announced he will not run for reelection in 2022 due to the “toxic dynamics” inside the GOP.
Criminal investigators in Georgia have been quietly conducting interviews, collecting documents and working to build a line of communication with congressional investigators as they aim to build a case against former President Donald Trump for his alleged attempts to overturn the state’s 2020 presidential election results.
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