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House Democrat's lawsuit accuses Trump of inciting Capitol riot

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The NAACP and Mississippi Congressman Bennie Thompson filed a federal lawsuit against former President Trump and his allies that accuses them of conspiring to incite the Capitol riot. Nikole Killion reports.

Video Transcript

NORAH O'DONNELL: News tonight from Capitol Hill on the growing rift inside the Republican Party. Tonight former President Trump is lashing out at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. At the same time Mr Trump is facing a lawsuit over his role in the January 6 attack on the Capitol, and for the first time we're seeing more disturbing footage from that day. Here's CBS' Nikole Killion.

NIKOLE KILLION: This was the enduring image of the January 6 siege. Tonight, previously unaired video shows that tense standoff in the House chamber. Law enforcement with guns drawn, house members cowering in the gallery above. Once the mob retreated, the officers slowly stand down and high five.

[YELLING]

It's one of the more than 800 pieces of video and audio submitted by the House impeachment managers, but not all of it was shown during the trial, like the security footage of a group in tactical gear slinking through the crowd.

- Not guilty as charged.

NIKOLE KILLION: Following former President Trump's acquittal, the NAACP and House Homeland Security chairman Bennie Thompson filed a federal lawsuit against him, Rudy Giuliani, the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers, accusing them of violating an 1871 law originally intended to stop the Ku Klux Klan from disrupting government business. A spokesman for Mr Trump denied the allegation.

DERRICK JOHNSON: If there was any other citizens, they would be brought up on criminal charges.

MITCH MCCONNELL: President Trump is still liable for everything he did while he was in office.

NIKOLE KILLION: Minority Leader Mitch McConnell defended his vote to acquit, but some rank and file Republicans say he doesn't speak for them. Tonight in a statement, former President Trump fired back at McConnell, Mitch is a dour, sullen and unsmiling political hack, and if Republican senators are going to stay with him, they will not win again.

More Republican senators could face censure for their votes to convict, including Pennsylvania's Pat Toomey and Maine's Susan Collins. We've also learned the first hearing on the Capitol bridge will be held by a joint Senate panel next week. Nora.

NORAH O'DONNELL: Nikole Killion. Thank you.