NAACP FILES FEDERAL LAWSUIT ACCUSING TRUMP AND GIULIANI OF INCITING U.S. CAPITOL RIOT
February 18, 2021
WASHINGTON D.C-Mississippi Congressman Bennie Thompson filed a federal lawsuit today accusing Donald J. Trump, Rudy Giuliani, the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers of conspiring to incite a violent riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th, with the goal of preventing Congress from certifying the 2020 presidential election. The lawsuit alleges that, by preventing Congress from carrying out its official duties, Trump, Giuliani and the hate groups directly violated the 1871 Ku Klux Klan Act.
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