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Trump Sued by Two Capitol Police Officers for Inciting ‘Wild’ Riot

  • Officers claim former president provoked mob that injured them
  • Lawsuit follows two suits by Democratic members of Congress
Demonstrators attempt to enter the U.S. Capitol building during a protest on Jan. 6.
Demonstrators attempt to enter the U.S. Capitol building during a protest on Jan. 6.Photographer: Eric Lee/Bloomberg
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Two U.S. Capitol Police veterans on duty during the Jan. 6 riot sued Donald Trump, accusing the former president of inciting the violent mob that injured scores of officers.

The complaint, filed Tuesday, follows two suits by Democratic members of Congress who also blamed Trump for stoking the insurrection as part of a months-long effort to reverse his election loss to Joe Biden.