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A top House Democrat is suing former President Donald Trump for, among other claims, “intentional infliction of emotional distress.”

California Democrat Eric Swalwell, previously best known for a failed presidential campaign, apparent flatulence on live television and a relationship with a Chinese spy, filed the 65-page lawsuit in a Washington, D.C. federal court.

Swalwell is suing Trump, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and his own House colleague, Alabama Republican Mo Brooks.


“Today, I filed a civil claim against Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Rudolph Giuliani, and Rep. Mo Brooks for inciting an attack against the Capitol that terrorized lawmakers and prevented us from certifying the votes of the American people,” Swalwell announced on Twitter.

“I wear Communist-sympathizer Swalwell’s scurrilous and malicious lawsuit like a badge of courage,” Brooks shot back. “Under no circumstances will Swalwell, or any other Socialist, stop me from fighting for America.”

The suit claims that by alleging he 2020 election was “stolen” and urging their followers to “fight like hell” and “stop the count,” Trump, Giulinai and Brooks intentionally incited the January 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol, which led to Swalwell suffering “emotional distress.”

“As a direct and foreseeable consequence of the Defendants’ false and incendiary allegations of fraud and theft, and in direct response to the Defendants’ express calls for violence at the rally, a violent mob attacked the U.S. Capitol. Many participants in the attack have since revealed that they were acting on what they believed to be former President Trump’s orders in service of their country,” the suit claims.

It claims Trump, Giulani and brooks engaged in conspiracy to violate civil rights, neglect to prevent interference with civil rights, incitement to riot, disorderly conduct, “bias-related crimes,” intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent infliction of emotional distress, aiding and abetting common-law assault.

The suit demands Trump, Giulani and Brooks pay Swalwell for actual and punitive damages.  It is unclear whether Swalwell is suing Trump personally or in his official capacity.  He lists his official title and House office address in the suit and claims interference with his official duties, but does not appear to be using House lawyers.

 



Michael Brigham has written for American Action News since the summer of 2019. His areas of expertise include foreign affairs, government, and politics, but regardless of the subject matter, he has a nose and an insatiable appetite for news. In his free time, he enjoys reading nonfiction, watching a mix of comedies and true crime documentaries, and spending time away from the swamp hiking in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

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James Hutchins
James Hutchins
1 year ago

Swallow is a lying Hypocrite Troll.

Mac
Mac
1 year ago
Reply to  James Hutchins

His stress is self inflicted and you have to have a sole to have an emotion. DA

tracker1
tracker1
1 year ago
Reply to  Mac

His ‘stress’ is from being exposed as a leak to China. He needs to be prosecuted for treason.

Redhead
Redhead
1 year ago
Reply to  Mac

I wholeheartedly agree with you. Fartwell just wants to be in the limelight. Like anyone with a working brain cares anything about him!!

Marlene
Marlene
1 year ago

What a wussy baby. This is what represents American citizens? If this is your rep you should be ashamed to admit it. This is the same guy that was duped by a chinese honey pot spy. And Pelosi keeps him on a national security committee. Talk about a treasonous snake.

Hank
Hank
1 year ago



John
John
1 year ago
Reply to  Hank

Swallwell is such a liar. When asked if he slept with the Chinese spy, he said That Is Classified. I believe he is the girlfriend of Shifty Schiff.

GI Bride
GI Bride
1 year ago
Reply to  John

How can the sex act be classified when you work for the American citizens & especially on the Intel. Committee. How long did this affair go on. the American citizens have a right to know