Man countersues Trump, says he urged Ky. protesters' removal

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Attorneys for President Donald Trump say he did nothing wrong as a candidate when protesters said they were roughed up by his supporters at a campaign rally in Louisville previous year.

Bamberger's lawyers also argued that any damages awarded to the protesters in the case should be paid by Trump or his campaign.

These attorneys also made a claim against Trump saying that throughout the election process Trump repeatedly urged supporters to throw out protesters and even hinted that he would pay the legal fees of those who did and found themselves in trouble. However, his attorneys said that his comments were not directed at the crowd.

Donald Trump speaks during a rally Tuesday, March 1, 2016, in Louisville, Ky.

Three protesters at the event - Nwanguma, Molly Shah and Henry Brousseau - alleged in the original suit against Trump, Bamberger and another man that audience members pushed and shoved them after being incited by Trump. Video of the rally, Heimbach wrote, "features yours truly helping the crowd drive out one of the women who had been pushing, shoving, barking, and screaming at the attendees for the better part of an hour".

According to the report, Bamberger's lawyers also argued that their client "admits only that he touched a woman", and not "that he assaulted that woman".

Pence is a former lieutenant governor of Kentucky. Bamberger was never criminally charged for his actions.

President Trump's lawyers on Friday argued that the commander-in-chief is immune from civil lawsuits and can not be sued for inciting violence during Trump rallies.

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Attorneys for the president have now waded in saying that both Trump and the campaign "lack sufficient information" about most of the claims "and therefore deny them". The plaintiffs said Trump's supporters were acting at his direction.

Politico first reported the court filings Friday night.

In it, Trump's attorneys offered 15 potential defenses; including freedom of speech, immunity and that the protesters were "responsible for their own injuries". A federal judge said Trump was "particularly reckless" in suggesting the use of violence.

Trump's lawyers initially sought to have the lawsuit dismissed, claiming the candidate had not been talking to the crowd when he said "get them out".

And they said Trump told security, "Don't hurt them".

Bamberger, an OH resident dressed in a military uniform on the day of the incident, admits "touching" Nwanguma but not hitting or shoving her.

Criminal summonses have been issued for Heimbach, Bamberger and IN resident Joseph Pryor. The charge is a misdemeanor.

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