Trump Doesn’t Have ‘Absolute Immunity’ Over 2020 Election, Judge Says
In response to a claim that he violated civil rights while attempting On Monday. A federal judge dismissed former President Donald Trump‘s assertion of “absolute immunity” on Monday’s claim that he has “absolute immunity.”
The NAACP, the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization, and others filed the lawsuit which accuses the former president. The Republican National Committee of attempting to deny voters their right to vote through intimidation. Targeted harassment after the 2020 election.
According to the decision, Trump’s attorneys had previously claimed that he is “completely immune” from liability. For his conduct that is “outside the outer perimeter” of his official duties as president.
According to They, Trump’s actions following the 2020 election were “purely political. Well outside the bounds of presidential immunity,” according to U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan in Washington.
If the former president of the United States interfered with the certification of the electoral vote count. As the plaintiffs here allege, Such actions wouldn’t qualify as executive defense of the Constitution. According to Sullivan composed. Due to these factors, the court concludes that former President Trump is not exempt from financial penalties in this lawsuit.
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Sullivan harshly criticized Trump for “a considerable threat to plaintiffs.’ Basic right to vote in the future.” and permitted them to file an amended complaint.”
The former president’s efforts to intimidate officials spread untrue allegations of fraud. Jeopardizing the right to vote, according to the plaintiffs’ allegations, has caused severe, substantial harm, the court concluded, according to Sullivan.
He continued, “The court is also aware that the plaintiffs are Black voters specifically target by former President Trump’s baseless allegations of election fraud.
The case is filed before the 6 January 2021 Capitol attack. At the same time, the president was contesting election outcomes in many states. It is one of many recent civil lawsuits brought against Trump, and in some of them, he claims that as president, he is exempt from being sued.