Trump Lawyers Demand Enemies Pay for ‘Weaponizing Courts’
Former President Donald Trump's attorneys are calling on a federal court to make the Democrats pay. Literally.
On Monday, the ex-president's lawyers sent a new motion to the legal team representing Democratic MP Bennie Thompson and the NAACP. According to three people who are familiar with the document. Trump's attorneys allege plaintiffs filed a "frivolous" lawsuit against the twice-accused former president, arguing that a federal judge should sanction the opposing side.
In the motion, a copy of which was examined Tuesday by The Daily Beast, Trump attorney Jesse Binnall argues that the lawsuit is an attempt to "arm the federal judicial system in a political dispute" and allow the courts to regulate "political speech." use. "As a result, Trump's legal team says Thompson, the 10 members of Congress who signed the lawsuit, and their attorneys" should be sentenced to pay President Trump's fees and costs, as appropriate to defend against this frivolous lawsuit and for other sanctions like This court finds it just and reasonable. "
Binnall, Trump's January 6 riot lawyer, declined to comment on the story. A spokesman for the plaintiffs' attorneys also declined to comment.
The motion mirrors former President Trump's impeachment defense, arguing that Trump's rhetoric in the lead-up to the January 6 uprising amounted to a constitutionally protected political speech. It is further alleged that Democrats dealing with similar rhetorical flourishes and that those cracking down on Trump would be open to their own rhetorical excesses for similar lawsuits should the lawsuit prevail.
Trump Lawyers Ready for Capitol Police Officers' MAGA Riot Lawsuit
Among the others allegedly liable, Binnall alleges that House spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi "encouraged a riot of left-wing protesters who raided the Hart Senate office building on October 4, 2018, for Senate confirmation of Justice Kavanaugh to hinder ".
Capitol Police charged around 300 protesters, during a protest against Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination hearings, of "Hey, hey, ho, ho - Kavanaugh must go" protesters organized by the women's march.
No injuries were reported.
The new motion pays special attention to Rep. Maxine Waters, a preferred target of the former president and plaintiff in the Thompson suit. As The Daily Beast reported last week, Trump recently told his advisors that attacks on Waters should be heavily involved in the legal and messaging backlash against riot-related litigation.
Binnall argues that Waters "actively encourages rioters and violence," citing comments from California Congressmen that protesters need to become "more confrontational" if the convicted killer Derek Chauvin failed in the murder of Floyd and a 2018 speech in which she encouraged Found guilty of supporters confronting Trump administration officials and telling them, "You are no longer welcome anywhere."
Pelosi and Waters spokesmen did not respond to requests for comment. Rep. Thompson, the original plaintiff in the case, remains undeterred, according to a spokesman.
"For reasons that we will explain in our filing in court, Mr. Trump cannot rely on the first amendment to protect his illegal behavior or to avoid being held accountable for it," a Thompson spokesman told Tuesday The Daily Beast.
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