Eric Swalwell sues Trump, Giuliani, and Trump Jr. over Capitol breach

A former House impeachment manager on Friday sued former President Donald Trump in a lawsuit that seeks to tie election fraud claims to the Jan. 6 Capitol breach.

The lawsuit, filed by Rep. Eric Swalwell of California, also targets Trump’s former personal attorney, Rudy Guiliani, Donald Trump Jr., and Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama. The California Democrat alleges that all four of the defendants peddled unsubstantiated election fraud claims and engaged in “conspiracy to violate civil rights,” “incitement to riot,” and terrorism in the lawsuit, which was filed in Washington, D.C.’s federal court.

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