The first CIVIL suit about the events of January 6th has been filed. The one thing I find interesting about this is: “If it proceeds, it would mean the former President and others would be subject to discovery and depositions, potentially exposing details and evidence that weren’t released during the Senate impeachment trial.”
The CNN story did not say what court the suit was filed in, but according to the Hill, it is in DC Federal District Court. As Thompson filed the suit in his personal capacity, maybe it should have been filed in Mississippi. But there is a better chance of it being heard in DC.
It will be interesting to see if the judge says that T****, Giuliani, et.al,, are in any way responsible for the riot. I could see the former President being released from the suit. But Giuliani (and if added Mo Brooks and DJTJ, among the other speakers that day) could be facing pretty severe civil penalties.
And in a civil case, the preponderance of the evidence is all that is needed. Unlike a criminal charge. I guess Magic Mitch deserves a big THANKS for mentioning civil remedies in his post-acquittal speech