Organizer Of Jan 6 Rally Served With Lawsuit Live While On Camera

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Far-right activist Ali Alexander, who was involved with the planning of a so-called “Stop the Steal” event in Washington, D.C., on January 6, has been served with a civil lawsuit — although the nature of that case is not immediately clear. Alexander was served as he made his way from his lengthy appearance in front of the House committee investigating the Capitol riot on Thursday. Unlike others who’ve been summoned by the panel for testimony, Alexander has opted to cooperate. As he put it, he “think[s] that this committee has gone way too much into our personal life, way too much into my First Amendment. But I do recognize they have a legislative duty to conduct it, so we’re here to cooperate.”

Alexander’s experience of getting served with materials pertaining to the civil lawsuit was caught on camera by reporter Zachary Petrizzo, who works for The Daily Beast. In the footage, Alexander can be seen seemingly attempting to ignore and/ or evade the person with the documents, who called out after Alexander at one point that he should “please know this is a valid service of process.” An individual identifying themselves as one of Alexander’s attorneys tried to intervene at another point, asking the individual with the documents about the nature of the materials — which that person didn’t explain. Instead, they left the papers in an open vehicle that Alexander had just boarded.

The Daily Beast reported that they “confirmed the Thursday evening event’s legitimacy but could not confirm what civil matter the served legal documents are pertaining to.” Watch the whole thing in the footage below:

Previously, Alexander claimed to have worked with Republican Congressmen including Andy Biggs (Ariz.), Paul Gosar (Ariz.), and Mo Brooks (Ala.) in developing event plans surrounding January 6, although these individuals’ teams have broadly denied Alexander’s account. Still, Alexander was speaking with the riot investigation committee for hours on-end this week, so it’s clear that they found something to discuss with him. Even though pro-Trump events in D.C. on January 6 were not marketed as including plans for violence, the events provided a springboard for the attack on the Capitol — and some, like Steve Bannon, may have known of what turned out to be the impending violence. The day prior to the attack, Bannon said that “all hell” would unfold the next day.