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A flag at half mast outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 13, 2021, days after thousands of President Trump’s supporters stormed the building, destroying property and killing a Capitol Police officer. Photo: Diego Radzinschi/ALM

A former in-house attorney who was fired from his job after he posted on social media about being outside the U.S. Capitol the day a violent mob stormed the building has filed a spurious lawsuit seeking to permanently ban the members of the new Congress from holding federal office.

Jacqueline Thomsen

Jacqueline Thomsen, based in Washington, is a reporter covering D.C. federal courts and the legal side of politics. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @jacq_thomsen.

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