Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) has hired a private investigator to locate and follow Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) as he attempts to sue him for alleged culpability in the Capitol riot on January 6.
Swalwell, an eager participant in the “Russia collusion” conspiracy theory and in attempts to impeach President Donald Trump, has never been sued for his role.
But the failed former presidential candidate is suing Brooks, along with Trump and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
Though he and Brooks share the same office building, Swalwell cannot serve process — notification of the lawsuit — on Brooks, meaning that the legal process cannot commence. He claims Brooks is ducking service — which Brooks denies.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported Thursday:
D.C. District Judge Amit Mehta granted Swalwell an additional 60 days to attempt to serve Brooks, but declined his lawyers’ request to enlist the help of