Georgia is asking a federal judge to rule that the impeachment proceedings against his ex are unconstitutional.
The ex-husband, William Hill, filed a complaint in Georgia Supreme Court last week saying the House impeached him in January after an investigation by the House Judiciary Committee.
Hill’s complaint said the House was attempting to impeach him because of a lawsuit he filed in April against the Georgia Attorney General’s Office, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the state’s Department of Corrections.
“I believe that the House has committed the unspeakable act of attempting to overthrow the Constitution,” Hill’s complaint read.
He also alleged that the accusations against him are “baseless and malicious,” and that the allegations against him were “without merit.”
The complaint alleges that the investigation and indictment of Hill were the work of an outside group, the Hill Foundation, which is affiliated with Hill.
The complaint said it was not the investigation of Hill that was conducted.
According to the complaint, the investigation started in March 2016 when Hill filed a suit in the Georgia Court of Appeals against the Attorney General and the Department of Correction alleging that he was wrongly arrested and incarcerated, and that he had suffered permanent psychological damage as a result of his arrest.
After a trial, the jury awarded Hill $25 million in damages and ordered the Attorney State to investigate the allegations.
In March 2017, the Georgia Supreme Judicial Court ruled that the jury verdict was improper and ordered Hill to pay $25,000 to the Georgia Public Defenders Office.
When asked about the case on Thursday, Georgia Attorney Attorney General Brian Kemp said his office had no comment.
Former Georgia Attorney Generals Brian Kemp, left, and Brian Hill are pictured at a press conference at the Capitol in Atlanta, Ga., Thursday, Oct. 31, 2017.
Hill filed a similar complaint against the Department for the Department’s Civil Rights Division, saying it had conducted a “witch hunt” against him and that Hill had been unfairly singled out because of his race.
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