Lawsuit: Trump and Giuliani Conspired to Violate the Ku Klux Klan Act and Incite Rebellion

A seated US Congressman has filed a civil lawsuit against former President Donald Trump and his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, alleging that they and others conspired to start the deadly January 6 riot.

In his lawsuit, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) also names two white nationalist / white supremacist or extremist groups, the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers, and accuses all parties of conspiring against the Ku Klux Klan law of Violated in 1871, as reported by ABC News.

“The uprising was the result of a carefully crafted plan by Trump, Giuliani and extremist groups like the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys, all of whom shared the common goal of using intimidation, harassment and threats to stop the certification of the electoral college Rep. Bennie Thompson , a Democrat from Mississippi. “

On Monday, the Washington Post reported that Donald Trump could be “sued for damages under federal Ku Klux Klan law,” calling the law “a pre-engineered civil remedy to undermine the presidential election and spark the Capitol uprising” .

“Members of Congress,” the Post reports, “their staff and even Capitol police officers may have claims – they can sue for emotional or psychological distress or other injuries.”

“For what Trump was trying to do, a provision of the Ku Klux Klan Act appears to be in order,” the Post said. “Title 1985 (1) of Title 42 permits damages against anyone – including Trump, Giuliani, and others – who plots to prevent a person from taking office through violence, intimidation, or threat.” [or] Trust … under the United States or discharge obligations therefor … “Any person who is to be attacked or intimidated as a result of this conspiracy may sue.”

The New York Times adds that the lawsuit was filed by the NAACP, “alleging” that Trump and Giuliani violated the “1871 Act that provides protection from violent conspiracies that undermine the constitutional duties of Congress.”

The lawsuit quotes Senator Mitch McConnell from his speech on Saturday:

“We have a criminal justice system in this country. We have civil lawsuits. And former presidents are not immune to being held accountable by either. “


This is breaking news and a developing story. Details can change.

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