Donald Trump sued for conspiracy to incite deadly Capitol riot

WASHINGTON DC- SEPTEMBER 16 Rep. Adam Kinzinger questions witnesses during a House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing looking into the firing of State Department Inspector General Steven Linick on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON DC- SEPTEMBER 16 Rep. Adam Kinzinger questions witnesses during a House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing looking into the firing of State Department Inspector General Steven Linick on Capitol Hill

Donald Trump's legal troubles are far from over, despite his acquittal in the US Senate impeachment trial that ended on Saturday.

Mitch McConnell, the Senate's top Republican, excoriated Donald Trump on Saturday for the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, but defended his vote to acquit him at the impeachment trial.

After the vote he was quoted by Fandos as saying there was "no question - none - that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day".

"He didn't get away with anything yet", McConnell said.

Here's an explanation of how Trump's leaving office affects his criminal and civil exposure.

He insisted the courts were a more appropriate venue to hold Mr Trump accountable than a Senate trial.

However, he said those supporters, "in the face of a meticulous case brought by nine House prosecutors", had found "safe harbour in technical arguments that the trial itself was not valid because Mr Trump was no longer in office".

Trump, in a statement released after the vote, accused Democrats of transforming "justice into a tool of political vengeance" and defended his record.

Lara was born along North Carolina's coast in Wilmington and is married to the former president's son Eric.

For Biden, who promised to be a "President for all Americans", the job is already hard enough as it is. The Ku Klux Klan Act lawsuit may fail for the same reasons an incitement charge would fail - Trump's Ellipse speech arguably falls under the protection of the First Amendment.

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In some contexts, U.S. courts have drawn a distinction between a president's "official acts" and actions unrelated to the job of president.

Last week, McCain spoke out against John Weaver and Steve Schmidt, both of whom served on her father's 2008 presidential campaign and are at the center of a political firestorm amid the turmoil of their anti-Trump organization, The Lincoln Project.

As a practical matter, prosecutors will be careful not to criminalise "policy disagreements or exercises of discretion", he said.

The Democrats notably presented a doctored video of former President Trump's speech at the Capitol.

This report contains material from Bloomberg News and Reuters. She added that the support in opinion polls "should be noted by members of Congress as they consider whether they're going to vote for it or not".

Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, the subject of a lengthy Politico profile where she distances herself from Trump, is at 6 per cent.

Atlanta prosecutors have recently opened a criminal investigation into Trump's attempts to overturn his election loss in Georgia, including a January 2 phone call in which he urged that state's secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, to "find" enough votes to reverse Biden's narrow victory.

The suit traces the drawn-out effort by Trump and Giuliani to cast doubt on the election results even though courts across the country, and state election officials, repeatedly rejected their baseless allegations of fraud.

The legal issue is whether Trump or any of the speakers at the rally near the White House that preceded the assault on the Capitol incited violence and whether they knew their words would have that effect.

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