Trump Seeks Dismissal Of Suit Brought By Capitol Cops

The Financial Review reports:

Former President Donald Trump is seeking dismissal of a suit accusing him of sparking the January 6 Capitol riot, arguing that speakers at political rallies don’t have a “legally enforceable duty of care” to adversaries or others “who might find themselves in the path of impassioned supporters”.

Trump, sued in August by eight Capitol Police officers who claim they were assaulted that day, argued in a court filing that the lawsuit should be tossed out because Trump isn’t “vicariously liable” for the actions of people who heard him speak at a “Stop the Steal” rally before the siege.

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