Judge Chutkan smacks down Trump's claim he has 'presidential immunity' from prosecution

Posted on AllSides December 1st, 2023
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D.C. Judge Tanya Chutkan has a bid by former President Donald to dismiss the 2020 election interference charges by "presidential immunity." Trump's attorneys had argued that he was acting within the scope of his duties by challenging the 2020 election results, and put up a number of other examples of courts adjudicating disputed elections without any prosecution of the candidates challenging them. But none of that applies to this situation for the purposes of making Trump immune from prosecution, Chutkan found. "Defendant is not being prosecuted for publicly contesting the...

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