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House impeachment manager Eric Swalwell sues Trump, Giuliani for allegedly inciting Capitol riot
Rep. Eric Swalwell, one of the House prosecutors during Donald Trump's second impeachment trial, filed a lawsuit Friday against the former president, alleging he incited the deadly invasion of the U.S. Capitol.

The civil lawsuit from Swalwell, D-Calif., also accuses Donald Trump Jr., Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani and Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., of being "wholly responsible for the injury and destruction" caused by the mob.

Swalwell's 65-page lawsuit accuses the defendants of conspiring to block President Joe Biden's election victory, inciting the Jan. 6 riot, aiding and abetting common-law assault, committing bias-related crimes, intentionally inflicting emotional distress and negligence.

The congressman demands a trial by jury in U.S. District Court in Washington.
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Trump State Department official charged for attacking police in Capitol riot
Federico Klein, who lives in the DC area and who goes by Freddie, is the first known Trump administration political appointee to be arrested for taking part in the siege. Federal authorities noted Klein, who is also a former Trump campaign aide, held a top secret-level security clearance at the time of the riot and resigned from the State Department at the end of the administration. Investigators found several images of Klein in the riot allegedly using a police riot shield to wedge open an entrance for rioters and fighting against a police line for several minutes, according to his arrest affidavit. Klein wore a red "Make America Great Again" hat then changed into a "United States Marine Corps" hat during the riot, investigators say.

Klein is charged with six criminal counts, including assaulting officers with a dangerous weapon, violently entering the Capitol grounds and obstructing law enforcement and Congress. Around 300 people have been charged with federal crimes related to the siege.

... Tipsters and witnesses ultimately identified Klein to the FBI following his resignation from State, after his image was featured on a law enforcement poster seeking information about unidentified rioters. In mid-February, a former co-worker of Klein's at the State Department spoke to the FBI and a diplomatic security special agent from the Department, identifying him further in photos of the siege, according to his arrest record.
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A CA Democrat compiled a report of social media posts by GOP lawmakers who voted to overturn the 2020 election — including 177 pages on Paul Gosar
  • Rep. Zoe Lofgren compiled a report of social media activity from lawmakers who voted to overturn the election.
  • The 1,939-page report includes posts from before the election in November and after the Capitol riots.
  • The longest section is Arizona at 257 pages, and 177 pages list social media activity by Rep. Paul Gosar.
Rep. Zoe Lofgren, who chairs the chair of the House Administration Committee and served as a House impeachment manager in the first impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, asked her staff to compose the 1,939-page report, which has been public online for a week.

It includes posts from other members of the House of Representatives immediately before the election in November and after the Capitol riots on January 6.

In the foreword of the report, Lofgren wrote of the "deep concerns" she has about Trump and "the actions he took which incited and encouraged the domestic terrorists who attacked the Capitol."

The House voted to impeach the former president for the second time on a single charge of inciting the violence at the Capitol insurrection. He was later acquitted by the Senate.

"Like former President Trump, any elected Member of Congress who aided and abetted the insurrection or incited the attack seriously threatened our democratic government," Lofgren wrote in the report's foreword. "They would have betrayed their oath of office and would be implicated in the same constitutional provision cited in the Article of Impeachment."

"Any appropriate disciplinary action is a matter not only of the Constitution and law, but also of fact," the California Democrat continued. "Many of former President Trump's false statements were made in very public settings."

"Had Members made similar public statements in the weeks and months before the January 6th attack?"
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Cellphone records tie Proud Boys member to someone in Trump White House, NYT reports
  • A Proud Boy was in contact with someone in Trump's White House before the Capitol riot, The New York Times reported.
  • The revelation was found from cell phone data obtained by the FBI following the January 6 attack.
  • Neither one of their identities has been revealed.
An anonymous source who is familiar with a cellphone data report from the Federal Bureau of Investigations told the Times that it's not clear what they discussed and did not disclose the names of either individual.
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or Trump-ism

Trumpism refers to the nontraditional political philosophy and approach espoused by Donald Trump and his supporters. The term Trumpism can also be used to directly refer to an outrageous or idiosyncratic statement made by Donald Trump.

Trump, whom many observers consider an anomaly, left the White House by saying, “We will be back in some form.” His legacy is “Trumpism” – a wave of white nationalism.

Trumpisms are Bushisms on steroids.