CNN is unable to confirm Brooks’ claim that Swalwell’s team committed a crime. CNN has reached out to the Brooks and Swalwell offices for comment.
The Swalwell legal team has not officially notified the court that Brooks has been served, but that will likely come soon. The litigation server must submit an affidavit to the court, as is customary in this stage of the litigation. The delivery of the papers is important because it puts a watch in court for Brooks, the defendant, to respond to Swalwell’s allegations that he, ex-President Donald Trump, and others were responsible for attacking Congress on Jan.
If Brooks thinks he has not been served properly, he has the option to appeal this in court.
“We look forward to reading the newspapers,” said Kaiser.
Philip Andonian, another Swalwell attorney, contradicted Brooks’ statements.
“Nobody entered or tried to enter the Brooks house. This claim is totally untrue. A process server has lawfully delivered the papers to Mo Brooks’ wife, as federal regulations allow, ”he told CNN. “This was after their initial efforts to avoid the service. Mo Brooks has no one to blame but themselves for causing it to happen. We asked him to go without the service, we offered to put it in his place Choice to Make He worked his way out like a civilized person, played a teenage Twitter trolling game for the past few days, and continued to withdraw from the ministry. He demanded that we serve him. That is exactly what we did. Most importantly, that the complaint has been served and Mo Brooks can now be held responsible for his role in instigating the deadly uprising at the Capitol. “
There are extensive rules governing how and when a litigation server can deliver papers to a defendant, including allowing a copy of the papers to be given to an adult at the residence.
In the lawsuit, Swalwell alleges that the former President, his son Donald Trump Jr., former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, and Brooks broke Washington, DC laws, including an anti-terrorist law, by inciting the riot , and that they have helped and supported violent rioters and caused emotional distress to members of Congress.
The former president, his son and Giuliani admitted they had already received the lawsuit, arguing that their January 6 words did not cause the siege and are protected.
CNN’s Jim Acosta and Daniella Diaz contributed to this report.
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