Mo Brooks Served by Eric Swalwell

Mo Brooks Served by Eric Swalwell

( – Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump, his son Don Jr., Rudy Giuliani, and Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) in March, accusing them of provoking the January 6 riot at the nation’s capital. Swalwell’s representatives spent weeks trying to track down Brooks to serve official notice of the lawsuit on him.

Process servers managed to catch up with Brooks’ wife on Sunday, June 6. Later that day, Brooks took to his Twitter account alleging that “Swalwell’s team” broke into his home and accosted his wife while serving the lawsuit papers.

According to Brooks, that act constituted first-degree criminal trespass, which carries a year in jail and a $6,000 fine under Alabama’s criminal code.

Swalwell’s attorney, Philip Andonian, told CNN “no one entered,” or attempted entry, into Brooks’ home. The process server lawfully served Brooks’ wife “as the federal rules allow,” he added.

The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure require service of process methods to conform with state law. Brooks has the opportunity to contest his service in federal court if he believes he wasn’t properly served. In the meantime, he tweeted that he will seek an arrest warrant for alleged crimes committed during the service of process.

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