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Seven Capitol Police officers sue Trump, extremist group leaders over Jan. 6 riot

Seven Capitol Police officers filed a lawsuit against former President Trump, several of his associates and extremists group leaders on Thursday, alleging they organized a plot to disrupt the peaceful transfer of power that culminated into the violent Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

Why it matters: The suit argues that Trump and the other defendants violated the 1871 Ku Klux Klan Act, which in part prohibited conspiracies to overthrow the federal government.

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