Swalwell’s Lawsuit Against Trump Moves Forward | Regional/CA News


Alameda County — A federal judge has ruled that Congressman Eric Swalwell’s lawsuit to hold former President Donald Trump accountable for the Jan. 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol can move forward, but dismissed Rudy Giuliani and Trump’s son Donald Jr. as defendants in the case.

U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta’s rulings last month, which also dismissed Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks as a defendant, means Swalwell can continue his litigation against Trump, who he contends instigated the rioting that put his life and those of his colleagues in danger. Swalwell was at the Capitol on the day of the insurrection.

“Judge Mehta’s ruling is a complete vindication of my claims against Donald Trump for inciting an attack against the Capitol,” Swalwell said in a…

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