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Rudy Giuliani’s real legal defense: these demons peddle plots!
After pushing a series of baseless conspiracy theories that cast doubt on the results of the 2020 presidential election, former New York mayor and Donald Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani accuses Democratic lawmakers of doing just that . in a motion to dismiss a civil lawsuit brought in February by Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), the Democratic chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and the NAACP. The lawsuit, which Thompson has filed in his personal capacity, accuses Giuliani of instigating the Capitol uprising on January 6 by calling, among other things, for a “trial by combat” in a speech preceding the riot, and by conspiring with it. extremist groups the Oath Keepers and the Proud Boys to disrupt the certification of the electoral victory of current President Joe Biden, but Giuliani, who waged a total disinformation campaign in the wake of Trump’s loss to Biden, disseminating far-fetched stories about the election being stolen from Trump by “Democrats, voting machine companies in cahoots with Venezuelan dictators and rebel Republicans now argue – without merit – that Thompson and 11 other lawmakers who signed off on the lawsuit are largely deliver the same. Trump blew up calls for Rudy Giuliani’s help as Feds Circle. “The plaintiffs have not pleaded any specific fact that would lead to an inference that Giuliani and all the other defendants agreed and met on the conspiracy issue that the plaintiffs allege in their amended complaint – namely to engage in a campaign of public disinformation to create an army of rabid Trump supporters who – together with the accused Proud Boys as “ shock soldiers ” – could ultimately be pressured into disrupting and blocking voter certification, “the petition read.” The plaintiffs cannot … allege that President Trump and Giuliani had a secret meeting with Proud Boys, Oath Keepers, Warboys and Tarrio, in during which they came together to engage in an elaborate plot to create an insurgency, “it continues. “This conspiracy theory is far more fantastic than any of the allegations of voter fraud that complainants say prompted the Capitol Riot.” In a separate motion, an attorney for the Oath Keepers, a far-right organization made up mostly of former law enforcement officers and veterans, calls for Thompson’s suit to be thrown out for many of the same reasons. The group seeks to distance itself from the actions of any individual member on January 6, saying that Thompson’s allegations against the Oath Keepers “speculate that its ‘members’ or people claiming to act on its behalf have traveled to the district and turned themselves around. returned to the Capitol. But, the file says, just because the rioters wore oath-keeper clothes did not mean they represented oath-observers. A section of Thompson’s trial notes that “members of the Oath Keepers defendants wore paramilitary equipment, helmets, reinforced vests, and clothing with Oath Keepers accessories.” Granted, the Oath Keepers concede. But, the motion continues, “What is disputed is that this allegation states that because a person wore an Oath Keeper patch or paraphernalia they must be a member of Oath Keepers … say that someone who comes in a military jacket represents the army. This is like saying that someone who shows up in a T-shirt that says “ United States Marines ” represents and is authorized to represent the Marine Corps and all actions taken by the person with a T-shirt are actions on behalf of the Navy. Body just by wearing a T-shirt. “” Clothing does not signify membership or endorsement of any organization. They do not mean an agency, ”insists the group. Perhaps the most strident and explosive motion to reject comes from Trump himself, who is individually named in Thompson’s trial. He opens by accusing Thompson and the others of having previously “engaged in controversial speech.” “Yet, he asserts, they have all” chosen to give up [sic] their oaths to support and defend the Constitution by attempting to undermine the First Amendment by bringing this lawsuit, based on their public and long-standing grudges against President Trump. In fact, says the motion of Trump, Thompson and co. “Continue to repeat the same baseless and misleading allegations rejected by the Senate in the second failed impeachment attempt earlier this year.” Trump, who said he had “taken no responsibility at all” for botching his administration’s COVID-19 test rollout last year while blaming Barack Obama for any problems, takes the same approach in his motion for dismissal. “The plaintiffs seek to weave fictional accounts of a conspiracy between Mr. Trump and others based on political discourse taken out of context and the actions of independent individuals with whom Mr. Trump has never had contact, ”he says. In addition, Trump argues once again that his service as president entitles him to “absolute immunity.” “Presidents must be decisive,” the motion states. “When making critically important decisions, often of historic proportions, it is imperative that their discretion is not tainted, or their actions cooled, by fear that their presidential actions will result in civil liability – maturing during or after their presidential term. In a statement to the Daily Beast, Joe Sellers and Janette McCarthy Wallace, attorneys representing Thompson, said: “While we will respond in due course to these baseless requests, it is evident that these defendants, having instigated and participated in an insurgency to stop Congress from certifying a free and fair election, seeks to avoid legal liability for their extraordinary attack on our democracy. We will continue to advance our cause and hold them accountable for their attempts to overthrow our constitution. Thompson and the NAACP filed the original complaint under the Ku Klux Klan Act, an 1871 law designed to prohibit violent interference in the activities of Congress. . The other 11 House members who have joined the costume are Reps Maxine Waters (D-CA), Karen Bass (D-CA), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Jerrold Nadler ( D-NY)), Steve Cohen (D-TN), Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), Veronica Escobar (D-TX), Hank Johnson (D-GA) and Marcy Kaptur (D-OH). . Do you have any advice? Send it to The Daily Beast here Get our best stories delivered to your inbox every day. Beast Daily Subscription: Beast Inside delves deeper into the stories that matter to you. Learn more.