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DOUBLE WHAMMY FOR TRUMP: DAY OF LEGAL RECKONING AS COURTS SLAM THE DOOR ON PRESIDENTIAL IMMUNITY

TRUMP STRIPPED OF IMMUNITY:TWO LEGAL BLOWS IN A SINGLE DAY

By nombuleloPublished 4 months ago 2 min read
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In a stunning turn of events, the legal walls seem to be closing in on former President Donald Trump, as two separate courts dealt blows to his attempts to evade accountability for the events surrounding January 6th and his efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

Just moments ago, Judge Tanya Chutkan, overseeing the federal criminal case related to January 6th, vehemently rejected Trump's claim of total presidential immunity. In a scathing rebuke, she stated, "Defendants, your service as Commander-in-Chief did not bestow on him the divine right of kings to evade the criminal accountability that governs his fellow citizens."

This comes on the heels of a federal appeals court ruling that Trump can face legal consequences in a civil case filed by Capitol Police officers and lawmakers under a century-old law initially designed to combat KKK violence. The plaintiffs argue that Trump violated the statute by conspiring with far-right groups to obstruct the confirmation of the 2020 election results.

Trump, sticking to his narrative, asserted absolute immunity during his presidency, a claim echoed by his lawyers in both the federal criminal and civil cases. The former president's view of presidential power, one that suggests he can do anything without accountability, faced a strong pushback today from both Judge Chutkan and the D.C. Circuit Court.

In a historic declaration, the chief judge in the civil case stated, "When the president acts outside the functions of his office, he does not continue to enjoy immunity from damages liability just because he happens to be the president." This resounding rejection challenges Trump's belief that he is immune from legal consequences for actions taken during his presidency.

As these legal battles unfold, it appears that the courts are dismantling Trump's vision of unchecked presidential power. The question now is whether this will reshape the narrative around Trump's legacy and potentially impact his political ambitions, including a potential reelection bid. Stay tuned as this gripping legal drama continues to unfold.

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