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Ten more members of Congress join lawsuit against Trump and Giuliani

April 7, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Ten members of Congress who were in the House gallery as rioters breached the Capitol on January 6 are adding their names to the lawsuit first filed in February against former President Donald Trump and his former personal attorney Rudy Giuliani.

(CNN)Ten members of Congress who were in the House gallery as rioters breached the Capitol on January 6 are adding their names to the lawsuit first filed in February against former President Donald Trump and his former personal attorney Rudy Giuliani.

The lawsuit, first brought by House Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson and the NAACP, accuses Trump and Giuliani of conspiring with extremist groups the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers to incite the riot at the Capitol.

Nadler and Waters were especially outspoken and fiery critics of Trump during his presidency.

Nadler led the first House impeachment of Trump in late 2019, and, as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, he called for Trump's impeachment and removal from office the day after the Capitol insurrection.

"This violence was anything but spontaneous; it was the direct result of a conspiracy to incite a riot, instigated by President Trump, Rudolph Giuliani, the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers. "

Waters spoke out forcefully against Trump before the House impeachment vote in January, calling him "the worst President in the history of the United States. " In the lawsuit, Waters discloses that following the January 6 attack she increased the number of security personnel who travels with her to and from her California home.

In addition to Trump and Giuliani, the far-right extremist groups Proud Boys and Oath Keepers are also named as defendants.

Jason Miller, a spokesman for Trump, previously said the former President did not incite or work to incite riots at the Capitol.

"President Trump has been acquitted in the Democrats' latest Impeachment Witch Hunt, and the facts are irrefutable," Miller said in a statement in February.

President Trump did not incite or conspire to incite any violence at the Capitol on Jan. 6th. "

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