(ConservativeHub.com) – The legal team of former President Donald Trump recently appealed to a federal court to dismiss the election case against him. This move came shortly after the Supreme Court refused to consider Trump’s argument that he is shielded from criminal prosecution due to presidential immunity.
In their latest submission to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, Trump’s lawyers reiterated their stance that the former president’s immunity claim, which was previously dismissed by a lower court, should be upheld. They argue that Trump’s activities leading up to and during the events of January 6, 2021, at the Capitol are covered by presidential immunity.
Federal Judge Tanya Chutkan earlier dismissed this claim, emphasizing that the role of the President does not grant lifelong immunity from legal consequences. Trump is currently facing four felony charges. These charges suggest he played a central role in a conspiracy to defraud the United States and interfered with the certification of the results on January 6.
In their defense, Trump’s legal team insisted that his actions were legitimate exercises of his official duties, aimed at addressing what he perceived as problems. They maintain that the indictment is unconstitutional and argue that a president must be impeached and convicted by the Senate before facing criminal prosecution for actions taken while in office.
The lawyers argue that without such a process, Trump retains absolute immunity. The case is set for an oral argument in the appeals court on January 9, with the trial scheduled for March.
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