In Capitol Siege Lawsuit, Judge Refuses to Side with Rep. Eric Swalwell Against Rep. Mo Brooks — For Now

Reps. Eric Swalwell and Mo Brooks

A federal judge has settled an intermediate skirmish in a civil lawsuit filed by Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) against Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), and Rudy Giuliani in connection to the Jan. 6th siege on the U.S. Capitol.

Judge Amit P. Mehta of U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia refused to enter a default judgement on Monday against Rep. Brooks after a request by Rep. Swalwell to do so.

Swalwell argued in court papers dated July 1 that Brooks failed to “timely respond” to his lawsuit which alleged that the various named defendants — including Brooks — committed a series of civil wrong by stoking
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