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Trump Asks U.S. Appeals Court to Block civil Jan. 6 Lawsuits

His lawyers say he should be immune from his supporters' insurrectionist actions

Donald Trump, the former U.S. president, should be immune from civil lawsuits over last year's siege on the U.S. Capitol by his supporters, a lawyer for him told a federal appeals court on Wednesday.

Trump attorney Jesse Binnall told the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit that Trump is immune from the lawsuits because he was acting as president in his impassioned remarks to supporters, using the "bully pulpit" to comment on outside events.

Congressional Democrats and police officers filed several lawsuits over the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack that said Trump conspired with others to disrupt certification of the 2020 election results.

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