On Friday, a panel of three judges from the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for Washington, D.C. rejected TFG’s bid to dismiss civil claims seeking to hold him to account for the Jan. 6 riot, 2021 at the U.S. Capitol, denying his claims of presidential immunity, at least for now.
"The sole issue before us is whether President Trump has demonstrated an entitlement to official-act immunity for his actions leading up to and on January 6 as alleged in the complaints. We answer no, at least at this stage of the proceedings," a panel of judges from the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for Washington, D.C. said in its ruling. The ruling allows a large number of lawsuits seeking to hold Trump accountable for the deadly riot to move forward. The cases had all been stayed while the appeals court weighed the immunity issue, which they said would have to be revisited in the lower courts.
And then came the ‘Obama Judge’s’ Ruling:
Ruling by U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan sets clock ticking on whether Supreme Court will agree and allow Trump to face federal trial in Washington before 2024 election
A federal judge in D.C. on Fridayrejected Donald Trump’s claim of “absolute immunity” from criminal prosecution for actions taken while he was president, setting a clock ticking on whether the Supreme Court will agree and allow him to be tried on charges of plotting to subvert the results of the 2020 presidential election.
U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan denied Trump’s request to toss out his four-count August indictment on charges of conspiring to defraud the federal government’s election process, to obstruct Congress’s certification of the vote on Jan. 6, 2021, and to disenfranchise American voters. Attorneys for Trump are expected to appeal immediately to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, potentially delaying Trump’s scheduled March 4 trial.