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U.S. House Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) is suing Trump, alleging he "conspired" with the Proud Boys to plot the Jan. 6 insurrection.
The lawsuit charges that Donald Trump and his attorney, Rudy Giuliani, “conspired” with two violent groups, Proud Boys and Oath Keepers, “to incite an assembled crowd to march upon and enter the Capitol of the United States” to stop Congress from certifying Biden’s electoral college victory.
This, the lawsuit contends, constitutes a violation of the 1871 Ku Klux Klan Act, which the complaint explained “was intended to protect against conspiracies, through violence and intimidation, that sought to prevent Members of Congress from discharging their official duties.”
The lawsuit was filed in the District of Columbia on behalf of Rep. Thompson by the NAACP and a New York law firm.