Mo's case, Mo's issues.
That’s “Mo” as in Rep. Mo Brooks
(R-Ala.), who was finally served with a lawsuit
over the weekend, more than four months after California
Rep. Eric Swalwell
(D) filed it in an attempt to hold him and three others accountable for their roles in the Jan. 6 insurgency at the United States Capitol
Brooks is listed as a co-defendant in the lawsuit, along with former President Donald Trump
, Donald Trump Jr
., and Rudy Giuliani
. While the others acknowledged receipt of the legal complaint without much fuss, Swalwell's attorneys had such difficulty reaching Brooks that they had to hire a private investigator to serve the papers.
According to a tweet Brooks sent Sunday afternoon, the private investigator was successful, as the process server allegedly committed criminal trespass while delivering the documents to his wife.
Well, Swalwell FINALLY DID HIS JOB, SERVED COMPLAINT (ON MY WIFE).HORRIBLE Swalwell’s team committed a CRIME
by unlawfully sneaking INTO MY HOUSE
& accosting my wife!Alabama
Code 13A-7-2: 1st degree criminal trespass. Year in jail. $6000 fine.More to come! pic.
Surprisingly, Brooks' tweet on the subject appeared to have included sensitive information, such as the congressman's Gmail password, inadvertently.
Instead of taking a screenshot of the Alabama law he believes the server violated, the Republican
lawmaker tweeted a picture of his entire computer monitor, complete with a sticky note containing a PIN and what appeared to be his Gmail password.
It took more than 20 hours for the congressman to delete the tweet and replace it with one that did not include his account information.
Brooks serves on the House Armed Services Committee's Subcommittee on Cyber
, Innovative Technologies, and Information Systems, which is the ultimate irony.
Swalwell attorney Philip Andonian told Stardia that Brooks was “validly served” on Sunday afternoon and that any claim of criminal trespass was without merit because “no one entered or even attempted to enter the Brooks’ house.”
“In response to his juvenile Twitter
trolling over the past few days, we offered to meet him somewhere to get him the papers,” Andonian said, adding that “rather than working things out like an adult, he continued to evade service and make a mockery of this incredibly serious case seeking to hold him accountable for the siege on the Capitol.”
“He demanded that we serve him, and we did,” he continued, “and we look forward to pursuing our claims against him in court.”
Brooks and his co-defendants are accused of violating numerous laws, including D.C.
's Anti-Terrorism Act, on Jan. 6, by inciting violence at Trump's "Save America" rally, resulting in a "violent mob [that] entered the Capitol, ransacked officers, and set out to kill members of Congress and other officials."