Today, Eric “nuke’em” Swalwell filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump and others, blaming them for the riot that happened on 1/6/21. It’s interesting though regarding the law firm handling the case for Swalwell, particularly the lead lawyer on the case, Barry Colburn:
From the lawfirm’s own website and the lawyer’s bio:
Barry has defended a variety of criminal cases at the trial level. He currently represents former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick in numerous federal and New Jersey pending cases, as well as another cleric, accused of sexual assault, pending trial in Virginia.
While “innocent until proven guilty” is important, here’s more on the case regarding former Cardinal McCarrick, which is the client of Swalwell’s lead attorney against Trump & Co:
A new lawsuit alleges former Roman Catholic Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and several other clerics sexually abused a teenage boy at a New Jersey beach house in the 1980s.
The suit filed this week in state Superior Court in New Jersey claims the youth, who is not named, was first abused at age 11 when he attended Catholic school in Newark and later was chosen to participate in overnight visits to the beach house in Sea Girt, about 50 miles north of Atlantic City.
McCarrick “assigned sleeping arrangements, choosing his victims from the boys, seminarians and clerics present at the beach house,” the suit alleges.
The suit accuses McCarrick of sexual battery and accuses the Newark archdiocese, the Diocese of Metuchen and other entities under the control of the archdiocese with several counts of negligence.
The suit also mentions five other clerics and says they had criminal sexual contact with the plaintiff, though they are not charged with specific counts. The suit seeks unspecified punitive and compensatory damages.
McCarrick “was the one they all answered to and obeyed,” said Jeff Anderson, an attorney for the plaintiff.
Barry Coburn, an attorney representing McCarrick, declined comment Thursday. A spokeswoman for the Newark archdiocese declined comment on the lawsuit.
More on the accusations:
The Vatican is poised to release a long-awaited report on what it knew about ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s sexual misconduct during his rise through the church hierarchy.
McCarrick, who was one of the highest-ranking, most visible Roman Catholic officials in the United States, was defrocked by Pope Francis in 2019 after a Vatican investigation determined he sexually abused minors as well as adults.
If defending a shamed sexual abuser isn’t bad enough, did you know that Swalwell’s lawyer also defended ISIS executioners?
Washington: Jihadists from Britain known as the Isis “Beatles” are assembling top legal team to defend them in America against charges of kidnapping and murdering western hostages. One of the experts hired by El Shafee Elsheikh, 32, and Alexanda Kotey, 36, previously represented Rose McGowan, the actress who accused disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of rape. Another member of the team has represented a Catholic archbishop Theodore McCarrick defrocked by the Pope.
Kotey and Elsheikh were secretly flown to America last week from a US military base in Iraq after their capture in Syria in 2018. The Londoners, who have been stripped of their British citizenship, appeared via videolink at a federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, to face eight counts each of involvement in the torture and murder in Syria of western hostages. They pleaded not guilty.
Elsheikh’s defence team also includes Jessica Carmichael, who acted last year for Nicholas Young, a former US police officer and convert to Islam convicted of providing support to Isis. A third attorney hired by Elsheikh is Nina Ginsberg, a leading criminal lawyer based in Virginia with experience of sensitive national security cases. Kotey, meanwhile, has appointed Barry Coburn, another veteran, best known for defending the former archbishop McCarrick, 90, of Washington.
Sorry, but choosing a firm that helps defend defrocked members of the Catholic Church and members of ISIS that kidnap and kill people is not a good reflection, Rep. Swalwell.