Richard Burr late Monday over his vote to convict Donald Trump at his impeachment trial last week - the latest GOP lawmaker to draw backlash at home for finding the former president guilty of inciting the bloody attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Joseph Sellers, chairman of Cohen Milstein's civil rights and employment practice, told Law.com that the suit cites conduct by Trump that allegedly incited the riots. Didn't get away with anything.
Can Trump be prosecuted for acts he engaged in as president?
But at the conclusion of the trial, Mr McConnell penned a scathing op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, in which he excoriated Mr Trump's behaviour during and after the riots as "unconscionable" and suggested the former president could still be criminally liable for his actions.
Trump enjoyed more protection from prosecution while he was president because the U.S. Justice Department has concluded it would be unconstitutional to indict a sitting president.
Miller later explained in a tweet that Giuliani is not representing the former president "simply because there are no pending cases" in which he's involved.
"The immunity argument is about the timing of the trial; it is generally accepted that ex-presidents can be prosecuted for crimes committed in office", Kalt said.
McCain, often acts as an oppositional force during discussions with Whoopi Goldberg, Sunny Hostin, and Joy Behar on "The View", became the conservative co-host of the television show in September 2017.
As a practical matter, prosecutors will be careful not to criminalize "policy disagreements or exercises of discretion", he said.
The Jan. 6 mob that descended on the Capitol was attempting to stop certification of Electoral College results declaring Joe Biden victor of November's presidential election.
The former New York City mayor was the face of Trump's failed bid to overturn the presidential election results, but his legal work with the former President dates back years.
In his Saturday speech McConnell also accused Trump of a "disgraceful dereliction of duty".
Trump also faces a criminal investigation into his attempts to influence Georgia's election outcome, after he was recorded in a January 2 phone call trying to pressure a top state official to overturn the state's election results based on unfounded claims of voter fraud.
- Trump also faces a criminal investigation into his attempts to influence Georgia's election outcome, after he was recorded in a January 2 phone call trying to pressure a top state official to overturn the state's election results based on unfounded claims of voter fraud.
"He's anxious about it", one adviser close to Trump told CNN.
In the statement, which was released through the Save America political action committee, Trump largely blamed McConnell for the party's 2020 losses in the Senate, claiming the Senate official "did nothing" as Democrats gained control of the congressional chamber.
Giuliani remained one of Trump's most loyal supporters throughout his presidency, even though his close relationship with the president has resulted in numerous legal troubles of his own.