Former President Donald Trump has kept lawyer Jesse Binnall as his adviser in the Jan. 6 MAGA riot lawsuit attracted by two Capitol police officers, according to a individual who has knowledge of the matter.
Binnall will represent Trump in a lawsuit brought by officials James Blassingame and Sidney Hemby in late March. The suit alleges that then-President Trump”had inflamed, encouraged, incited, led, and aided and abetted” and”insurrectionist mob” to assault the Capitol Police on Jan. 6, resulting in accidents suffered by the two men.
Blassingame and Hemby’s suit accuses Trump of incitement to riot and directing, aiding, and abetting assault and battery, among other charges. The two men say they suffered injuries to their heads, necks, and backs out of assaults from the rioters and continue to struggle with the psychological toll of being overwhelmed by the rioting mob that day.
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The lawsuit is now the third litigation against Trump associated with the insurrection in the U.S. Capitol, in which Binnall is representing Trump and marks his ascent as the twice-impeached former president’s go-to lawyer for tackling Trump’s myriad post-presidency legal issues stemming from the Jan. 6 riot.
Binnall can also be representing Trump in 2 related suits, brought on by Democratic Reps. Bennie Thompson and Eric Swalwell, accusing the former president of conspiring to interrupt the civic counting of electoral college votes. Thompson’s suit accuses Trump of conspiring with the far-right Proud Boys and Oath Keepers and Swalwell’s suit names Donald Trump Jr and Alabama Republican Rep. Mo Brooks as alleged co-conspirators.
Binnall previously represented former Mike Flynn at a criminal case alleging the former national security adviser lied to the FBI about his communications with Russia’s ambassador to the United States. Since the election, he’s represented the Trump effort in its attempts to overturn Joe Biden’s electoral victory in the state of Nevada and has represented Defending the Republic, a company linked to Trumpist attorney Sidney Powell which Dominion Voting Systems has sued along with Powell for defamation.