Trump Says Presidents Immune from Charges in Challenge to Election Case
This is his lawyers' most recent argument against his alleged wrongdoing
On Thursday, Donald Trump, who is facing 91 indictment charges currently, seeking to dismiss the federal case accusing him of trying to overturn his loss in the 2020 presidential election, argued on that he cannot be prosecuted because U.S. presidents are immune from criminal charges.
"Here, 234 years of unbroken historical practice - from 1789 until 2023 - provide compelling evidence that the power to indict a former president for his official acts does not exist," Trump's lawyers wrote to the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.
It was one of two efforts Trump's legal team pursued on Thursday to toss criminal cases against the former U.S. president. They also asked a New York judge to dismiss charges tied to hush money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 presidential election, calling them "politically motivated" and legally flawed.
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