REPUBLICAN Rep. Mo Brooks' has slammed a private investigator who he says chased his wife into their home while serving a lawsuit over the Capitol riot.

The Trump ally posted footage from the incident to Twitter on Monday after California Dem Eric Swalwell accused him of inciting the siege.

Brooks wrote: "@ericswalwell's lying attorney falsely claimed that the process server never entered my house (aka trespassed). If so, why do I have this video showing the man chasing my wife into my home?"

In the clip private detective Christian Seklecki – hired by Swalwell – appears to drive onto Brooks' driveway in Huntsville, Alabama, before following his wife into their garage.

Brooks, a staunch Trump ally, says his wife Martha was returning from church when Seklecki followed her into their property.

Seklecki is said to have dropped the suit at Martha's feet before the footage – which does not have any sound – shows an apparently distressed Martha following him back to his car.

He then drives away.

Brooks told Fox News' Laura Ingraham on Tuesday: "He could have had it served as I walked to and from the Capitol.

"Instead the Swalwell team chose to hire a process server that would chase my wife down as she came home from church, keeping in mind that she's a grandmother with ten grandchildren and there could've been some of those grandchildren in the car with her when this transpired.

"And then illegally entered my home."

But Swalwell's attorney, Philip Andonian, denied those claims, telling CNN: "No one entered or even attempted to enter the Brooks house. That allegation is completely untrue. A process server lawfully served the papers on Mo Brooks' wife, as the federal rules allow."

Following the release of the footage they added in a statement to "As we said, there was no truth to Mo Brooks' claim that the process server went into their house (a claim he now appears to abandon), and the video makes that clear.

"We maintain that the service was lawful and valid. If Mo Brooks wants to challenge it in court then we look forward to getting his motion and taking it up with the judge."

The private investigator said: "I followed and also drove down the driveway. When I stopped my car at the bottom of the hill, the Toyota Highlander was parked in a parking garage and the parking garage door was open.

"I got out of my car and walked to the driver's side door of the Toyota Highlander.

"I extended the papers towards the woman for her to accept and said, 'Mrs. Brooks, I am serving you with legal paperwork. This is for your husband, Mo Brooks."

He says he then dropped the papers at her feet while Martha "yelled" at him.

He added: "The moment I saw she was clear of my intended path off the property, I reversed up the driveway and left the area."

Swalwell filed the lawsuit against Brooks back in March.

The Democrat has accused Brooks of helping to incite the January 6 riots, in which five people died, including one police officer.

Swalwell's lawsuit alleges that Brooks, Trump, and several GOP political allies including Rudy Giuliani were "responsible for the injury and destruction" caused by the insurrection.

Brooks has orginally accused Swalwell's team of entering his home on Sunday.

He wrote then: "Well, Swalwell FINALLY did his job, served complaint. 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!"

Brooks is understood to have filed a complaint with police regarding the incident.

He had appeared to accidentally reveal his email password on Sunday afternoon while accusing Swalwell's team of sneaking into his home.

In his tweet on Sunday, Brooks included a picture of his desktop with the Alabama legislature website showing a "criminal trespass in the first degree" page, outlaying the definitions of the crime.

However, at the bottom of the picture, just beneath the screen of his laptop, is what appears to be Brooks' pin number and the password of his personal Gmail account written on a strip of tape.

The allegations primarily pertain to a series of speeches made by Brooks and other named defendants in the build-up to the attacks.

"Today is the day American patriots start taking down names and kicking a**," Brooks said at a rally outside of the White House hours before the doors of the Capitol were breached by the mob.

Brooks added that his ancestors had "sacrificed their blood" to secure the freedoms known to Americans today.

"The horrific events of January 6 were a direct and foreseeable consequence of the defendants' unlawful actions," the lawsuit reads. "As such, the defendants are responsible for the injury and destruction that followed."

Brooks is considered a fervent Trump ally and has continuously backed the former president's baseless claims of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election.

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