Laurence Tribe: Lawsuits Will Provide Victims Of Capitol Invasion Justice | The Last Word | MSNBC

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Constitutional law Professor Laurence Tribe joins Lawrence O’Donnell to discuss the civil lawsuit filed by Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) against Donald Trump for the former president’s involvement in the Capitol invasion. Prof. Tribe says the lawsuit is “quite invulnerable to any legal challenge” and an “important way for accountability to take place.” Aired on 03/10/2021.
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61 Comments on "Laurence Tribe: Lawsuits Will Provide Victims Of Capitol Invasion Justice | The Last Word | MSNBC"

  1. There must be justice and accountability for all those responsible for the insurrection on our Capitol. America will not let it slide. No one gets a pass.

  2. Ashlynne Shain | March 10, 2021 at 1:38 AM | Reply

    Justice and accountability is exactly what is needed. No one is above the law. Trump deserves an orange jumpsuit.

    • Richard Christie | March 10, 2021 at 4:19 AM | Reply

      Yes, but don’t hold your breath waiting, while USA has been asleep it’s justice system and its systems of political checks and balances have both been rendered into a sad joke.

    • Move on Over | March 10, 2021 at 9:34 AM | Reply

      Trump’s not going anywhere get over it

    • Hunter Roberts | March 10, 2021 at 4:15 PM | Reply

      Randy Couch is a well known Trumputin troll ignore the fool.

    • It is going to be very interesting how it plays out..As usual our Government and Court System moves at a snail pace..I really would like to see Trump in an Orange jumpsuit before he dies…As funny as seeing the X-First Lady in Orange Pumpkin Dress, leaving Air Force One for last time….

    • Ken Albertsen | March 13, 2021 at 1:42 PM | Reply

      Fine each of the 4 defendants $500 million and use the proceeds to A. compensate victims, and B. to fund a new building in D.C. dedicated to teaching about democracy (history, heroes, etc).

  3. None of the Republican members of Congress who incited the violence or voted against the certification of the Electoral College vote should receive a penny!

    • agree, Of course they shall not as they voted against it, must means they don´t want it

    • Louise Cardinal | March 12, 2021 at 4:58 PM | Reply

      But should be added to the lawsuit. Hit them where it hurts most

    • No of course not! The seditious congressmen and women need to be sued too! They need to pay$$$ I myself was traumatized watching it go down live on YouTube! I may want them to pay for my therapy! I saw these guilty coconspirator congressmen refusing to wear masks, smirking while others terrorized!

    • @Kar Walker agree

  4. Listen up when Laurence Tribe has something to say. He knows his onions.

  5. And then Main Justice can sue Trump and the other speakers at the Trump Insurrection Rally for the federal costs incurred in responding to the event including damages and security costs. This will be billions of dollars.

    • Marci Lee Nelson-Murray | March 11, 2021 at 4:29 PM | Reply

      Yes, & the loss of potential income for those who were injured & hospitalized. Also, any potential PTSD from the traumatic experiences of that day.

    • Louise Cardinal | March 11, 2021 at 6:39 PM | Reply

      @Marci Lee Nelson-Murray also the extra cost of protecting the Capitol against future terrorist attacks

    • American Artist | March 12, 2021 at 10:18 AM | Reply

      Trump is a billionaire. Let him pay for his insurrection experience.

    • Yep, if they need to bankrupt him at the very least. Hit him where it hurts.

    • William Montague | March 22, 2021 at 10:41 AM | Reply

      Can’t let The trump clan, Mo Brooks, Giuliani, Hawley and Cruz off the hook….. make them pay…. People died and were traumatized that day…

  6. Dario Benjamin aka Chico Show aka DJ Freaky Goggles | March 10, 2021 at 2:13 AM | Reply

    This is the most important lawsuit in the history of the United States.

  7. sue them to the moon and back. smh.

  8. Tessmage Tessera | March 10, 2021 at 2:50 AM | Reply

    *There can be no justice so long as Trump remains free.*

    • Debra Johnson | March 11, 2021 at 7:09 PM | Reply

      @Nancy Ross Yeah they are since they still are funding emails and evidence of their crime. That’s why Flynn was pardoned by Trump because they framed him. Hillary paid for the dossier and was behind a lot of what went on during Russiagate. It’s still being investigated.

    • @Debra Johnson You appear to have a fixed mind, so l doubt anything l say in contradiction will probably be dismissed by you. Are you aware that by accepting a pardon, one is confirming their guilt? It is true. Flynn was caught giving confidential information to both Russia and Turkey, and he was being paid very well. The dossier to which you refer was ordered by the far right Heritage Foundation. The didn’t like the results. Hillary bought it, as the Republicans would have had the tables been turned. It was learned that when Hillary Clinton sent the emails, the contents were not classified. Some were later classified. There is no current e-mail investigation of the Clintons. Ivanka and Jared used private e-mail transmissions from their private phones. They have both since reported them since the discovery. The only part of the election that was stolen was 45’s attempts to change the vote count in several states, most notably in Georgia Biden was elected President November 3rd and was inaugurated, as set forth in the Constitution January 20, 2021. You may not like the results. However, in a democracy the majority rules. l did not like 45, but he was my president once he was inaugurated. Biden is now your president. Try and support him. So far, impressive legislation for the PEOPLE has been passed. Vaccinations are up and Covid cases are down. To my mind, this is progress.

    • Debra Johnson | March 13, 2021 at 6:02 PM | Reply

      @Cant Believe That is called censoring and is against the 1st amendment. What right do you have to tell others what hate speech is or misinformation while engaging in the same thing. It’s hypocrisy and it’s not lawful.

    • Carina Ekström | March 14, 2021 at 5:05 AM | Reply

      Yes, money out money in. This is just normal business for him, not true accountability.

    • Robert Muckle | March 15, 2021 at 8:53 AM | Reply

      @Debra Johnson Stay tuned Debra…stay tuned!

  9. lesmo whomever | March 10, 2021 at 3:15 AM | Reply

    I saw this broadcast. Tribe is saying what I said about 2-3 weeks ago and I never went to Harvard or Yale law school. I said what happens if all of the people injured in the Capitol assault filed individual law suits. TROUBLE for somebody.

  10. Michael Murphy | March 10, 2021 at 3:36 AM | Reply

    Trump needs to $$ PAY$$n for Jan. 6.

    • This is bigger than Trump. This should bring those responsible for the insurrection to account. This is the road to restoring credibility for politicians whom don’t kowtow before Trump. Trump needs to claim insanity to contest this action

  11. Why aren’t all other members of Congress doing the same thing?

    • Ken Albertsen | March 13, 2021 at 1:40 PM | Reply

      I read the 60+ pages of the complaint. He’s doing it right. If mentions compensation for everyone (other than rioters) who were harmed, physically or mentally.

  12. Trump asked these people to stop the vote and because he is Trump he thinks it’s alright. Lock him up. No other person would get away with this. No one.

    • The victims are the entire population of the country, the people at work that day, and the bipartisan support of Congress.

    • 10 months of destruction and there livelihood destroyed but that’s ok with you . I’m one of them

    • George Layton | March 11, 2021 at 6:25 PM | Reply

      @Eric Klaus Just because people are talking about trump’s actions in this thread doesn’t mean that they are ok with riots and looting. Pull your head out.

    • @Eric Klaus I am not. The government used to be there to help people. Under Republican rule, it has been there to help corporations rather than living, breathing human beings who are suffering. A government official in Australia described the way those governing should view their office. To paraphrase: We in government are there no serve those who elected us. We are not there to enrich ourselves. That was the vision the Foundin Fathers had for this country. The Republican party has made their type of governing a very bad joke.

    • @Nancy Ross please read the constitution and what the federal government is BY law what it’s to do when you do and I hope you do! That is why. we live in the United STATES) of America

  13. Nancy Douglas | March 10, 2021 at 4:30 AM | Reply

    January 6th was a horrifying day with the Capital being seiged because of Donald Trump refusing to accept the results of a fair election. I hope that the resolve gives all those affected that day a large amount of compensation. These insurrectionists need prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

  14. Gigi Schiller | March 10, 2021 at 6:10 AM | Reply

    Laurence can’t stop smiling 😁

  15. Linda Lovatt | March 10, 2021 at 6:46 AM | Reply

    I hope trump gets put in jail for all his crimes in every state

  16. They found Trump’s weak spot: money.

  17. Right on, Rep Swalwell. Fight on, we are behind you.

  18. Sherry Hesner | March 10, 2021 at 8:50 AM | Reply

    Accountability. Insurrection. Prosecute to the fullest extent of the law. No one is above the law. 🌃

    • Jesse Bianchi | March 11, 2021 at 11:14 AM | Reply

      @Cant Believe civil disobedience and outright treason are totally different things.
      while we’re here, want to buy a bridge?

  19. Include the members of congress who were trying to overthrow the votes along with Trump, the involved police, Pentagon officers stalling national guard, and everyone supporting the big lie and encouraging mob to attack. They should all pay until too broke or jailed to do more.

  20. No president should be above the law, and, even more importantly, no president should be above justice.

    • Virachay Vongsa - Nga | March 10, 2021 at 9:19 PM | Reply

      Donald Trump is not a president. He is the King of his republican party and his cult’s followers.

    • Virachay Vongsa - Nga | March 11, 2021 at 9:21 PM | Reply

      @Cant Believe I have a question for you. How far are you going to follow your mad King Trump down the rabbit hole. You know Donald Trump is a con man and Trump took a path toward authoritarianism, right? Or you don’t care!

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