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Bennie Thompson drops off Jan. 6 lawsuit to lead riot probe

Jul 22, 2021 - The Washington Times

Rep. Bennie Thompson has withdrawn from a lawsuit he filed against former President Donald Trump, Trump lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani and the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers groups over the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

Mr. Thompson, Mississippi Democrat and chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, pulled his claim against the defendants Tuesday, although he said the other plaintiffs will still pursue theirs.

Filed in federal court on Feb. 16, the lawsuit accuses Mr. Trump, hi...