The Impeachment is Over But the Criminal Prosecutions of Trump Begin

Mish

A lawsuit filed against Trump by the NAACP and Rep. Bennie Thompson also names the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers.

Conspiracy to Incite Capitol Riots

A lawsuit by the NAACP and Bennie Thompson accuses Trump and Rudy Giuliani of Conspiring to Incite U.S. Capitol Riot.

The NAACP, on behalf of Rep. Bennie Thompson (D., Miss.), filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against former President Donald Trump and his former personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, accusing them of conspiring to incite the violent riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. 

The lawsuit also names two right-wing groups, Proud Boys and Oath Keepers. Some members of each group have been arrested in connection with the attack, which left five people, including one police officer, dead.

The lawsuit, filed in Washington alleges that Messrs. Trump and Giuliani and members of the two groups attempted to disenfranchise millions of Black voters by preventing Congress from fulfilling its official duties to certify election results—which they allege violates the 1871 Ku Klux Klan Act. That law allows suits seeking compensation for constitutional violations.

The NAACP filed the lawsuit on behalf of Mr. Thompson, who is chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee. The suit seeks both compensatory and punitive damages. Additional members of Congress are expected to join as plaintiffs, according to Mr. Thompson’s legal team.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) voted to acquit Mr. Trump on Saturday, citing his belief that it was unconstitutional to impeach a president who is no longer in office. But Mr. McConnell sharply criticized Mr. Trump’s actions and suggested he could still face repercussions through the justice system.

President Trump is still liable for everything he did while he was in office,” Mr. McConnell said on the Senate floor Saturday, following the vote. “We have a criminal justice system in this country.”

Trump Still Liable

It seems as if McConnell welcomes if not invited these lawsuits. 

Regardless, he clearly wants the party to purge itself of Trump. 

As I have stated repeatedly, Trump's legal problems have just begun.

Mr. Trump also faces a defamation lawsuit from E. Jean Carroll, a journalist who accused Mr. Trump of raping her in a department-store dressing room in the 1990s. Ms. Carroll’s lawsuit, originally filed in November 2019 in New York state court, contended Mr. Trump defamed her when he denied the alleged rape after an excerpt from her book was published last year.

57 Senators Vote to Convict Trump 

On February 13, I noted 57 Senators Vote to Convict Trump on Inciting an Insurrection Against the United States

Today was a sad day for the US Constitution. But this might be rectified in a real court of law.

Question of the Day

Tax Evasion

As noted on February 14, New York Prosecutors Put a Spotlight on Trump’s Flagship Properties

There will be more.

Also, please note A Criminal Investigation of Trump's Attempt to Influence the 2020 Election Has Begun

Mish

Comments (37)
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davebarnes2
davebarnes2

I am sure that we can build the equivalent of Spandau Prison.

Bungalow Bill
Bungalow Bill

As Sean Hannity cries like a weenie that Mitch McConnell is not backing the man Hannity got on his knees for over the past five years. It's pathetic!

Sechel
Sechel

Trump is dead. He just won't lay down.

Sechel
Sechel

I just don't get what Lindsey and McCarthy are thinking. The base may be loyal but Trump is not controllable. The GOP will not get any corporate money so long as he's involved either. And while Trump may be popular with the GOP over 100,000 Republicans have left the fold since January 6th so its a smaller GOP. Good luck appealing to independents too. The stratey of resurrecting Trump at best makes the GOP a regional force while turning it into something resembling the Ukranian Svoboa party.

Goodlookingman
Goodlookingman

Bush and Obama, were directly responsible for 100,000's of Deaths.....not one charge.

Doug78
Doug78

We talked about this a couple of days ago. What is new this time around? People are suing Trump and that is not new and expected.

Eddie_T
Eddie_T

As of now, no criminal charges have actually been filed, as far as I know. The NAACP case is a civil case. So is Carroll’s lawsuit.

There is a “criminal inquiry” in Georgia.....no charges have been filed AFAIK.........and if they are filed there is at least a fair chance that Trump will skate on technicalities.

I’d love to see Trump up to his ass in alligators....but it might not play out that way.

DC has jurisdiction over the riots.....Where is acting federal prosecutor Michael Sherwin in all this? The riot is his case, if he wants to pursue it.

RunnerDan
RunnerDan

Trump, Trump, Trump!

We must keep Trump in the news even when there is no news, as he is the proxy for the conservative, Constitution-loving deplorables who are the bane of power holders (who control most of MSM in case it wasn't noticed).

Casual_Observer
Casual_Observer

So what's the over/under on the Trump Organization being designated a domestic terrorist organization by the FBI ?

amigator
amigator

The old 1871 kkk act. Trump didn't you know about that c'mon man!
those old acts will get you every time!

Maybe we can also sue Tump for violating the 1792 coinage act define a US dollar as 0.77 ounces silver. My dollars are hardly worth that.

When I think about I am not sure which one is worse!

Tengen
Tengen

Some people are sick of Trump headlines, but they have to remember two things:

  1. Trump would love to keep the spotlight on himself, he cares far more about attention than the principles he espoused

  2. We can't pretend most Trump supporters would have been magnanimous in victory. We as a country chose to live in this bitter divide, so this is the result. We reap what we've sown.

Heymike
Heymike

They gotta stop pursing the guy; every time the details come the public see how the media headlines don't actually match the facts and Trump comes out looking better than when he went in. Trump just needs to cut to the video showing him saying "peacefully and patriotically" then to all the video showing the actual context of all the quotes that are being twisted to fit the narrative and he's done.

They'd have a better chance suing Ted Cruz for attempted murder, using AOC being a star witness.


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