Trump's Potential Liability for Capitol Riot Faces Major Test in Court

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Published Jan 11, 2022, 3:50 AM

A federal judge in Washington, DC is questioning whether former President Trump is immune from liability relating to his supporters attacking the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. The judge brought up the two hours that the former President failed to speak up asking people to stop the violence saying "what do I do about the fact the President didn't denounce the conduct immediately?" Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell along with a group of House Democrats and Capitol Police officers were the ones who filed the three different lawsuits against the former President. The Congressman joins AC360 to discuss the judge's comments and says the purpose of pursuing the lawsuits is "accountability." 

Plus, a judge in Melbourne, Australia ruled that tennis star Novak Djokovic should be released from detention and the government's cancellation of his visa be overruled after it was revoked last week when authorities said he didn't qualify for a Covid-19 vaccine medical exemption. James Blake is a former professional tennis player. He tells Anderson Cooper how the ordeal affects the sport of tennis.

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