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Donald Trump will not have immunity in 2020 interference case, court rules

By: Adam Beam 2/6/2024

Former President Donald Trump will not have immunity from prosecution if he is convicted in his 2020 election interference case, following a ruling by the federal appeals court.

“Presidential immunity against federal indictment would mean that, as to the President, the Congress could not legislate, the Executive could not prosecute, and the Judiciary could not review. We cannot accept that the office of the Presidency places its former occupants above the law for all time thereafter," the court found.

The case centers around whether the former president intentionally and directly interfered with the results of the 2020 Presidential Election, which saw President Joe Biden as the victor. The Trump team vows it will attempt to appeal the decision at a later date.

Speaking of dates, the timeline of Trump's ongoing legal battle has become uncertain due to a recent decision by the judge overseeing the case to cancel the March 4 trial date. There is also no word yet if the Supreme Court will step in to make their decision on the matter of presidential immunity in the case of criminal prosecutions.

Donald Trump will be appearing at The Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, PA, on Friday beginning at 5 p.m. SUTV will be on the scene for coverage of the event.

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