A US congressman has sued Donald Trump, lawyer Rudy Giuliani and some of the former president’s other allies over the January 6 attack on the US Capitol.
- The lawsuit alleges the attack was a direct consequence of Donald Trump’s actions
- It also implicates the former president’s allies, including son Donald Jr and Republican Mo Brooks
- Eric Swalwell is the second politician to sue Mr Trump over the insurrection
Five people died, including a police officer, when violent supporters of Donald Trump tried to stop the certification of the 2020 US election results.
The civil lawsuit, filed in federal court in Washington, alleges the attack, was a “direct and foreseeable consequence” of unlawful actions by Mr Trump, Mr Giuliani, eldest son…