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House impeachment manager sues Trump, allies over riot

Eric Swalwell

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Eric Swalwell, who served as a House manager in Donald Trump’s last impeachment, has filed a lawsuit against the former president, his son, lawyer and a Republican congressman whose actions he charges led to January’s insurrection.

The California Democrat’s suit was filed Friday in federal court in Washington.

It alleges a conspiracy to violate civil rights, along with negligence, inciting a riot, and inflicting emotional distress.

The lawsuit follows a similar action filed by Rep. Bennie Thompson last month in an attempt to hold the former president accountable in some way for his actions on Jan. 6.

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