A US federal appeals court on February 6 rejected the criminal immunity granted by Donald Trump, reopening the way for his trial in Washington for trying to illegally overturn the results of the 2020 election.
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Universal appeal. Donald Trump on Monday, February 12, asked the United States Supreme Court to suspend an appeal decision denying the former Republican president any criminal immunity. A US federal appeals court on February 6 rejected the criminal immunity granted by Donald Trump, reopening the way for his trial in Washington for trying to illegally overturn the results of the 2020 election.
All procedural acts in the criminal case were suspended due to the appeal, leading Judge Tanya Chutkan, who will preside over the proceedings, to announce the postponement of the trial, initially scheduled for March 4. The appeal decision was to take effect from Monday, unless appealed to the Supreme Court.
Four separate criminal charges
In this appeal, Donald Trump’s lawyers have sought to overturn the appeal decision. They are also asking the Supreme Court, pending whether it agrees to take up the appeal, to stay it. In defense of Donald Trump, it was claimed that a “Complete Immunity” For his actions while in the White House.
“We cannot accept that the office of the President keeps its former holders above the law forever”, wrote the three appeals judges in their unanimous decision, which affirmed the declaration made by Judge Chutkan in the first instance in December. Targeted by four separate criminal charges, the heavy favorite in the Republican primaries for November’s presidential election has sought through his multiple appeals to go to trial as late as possible, in any case, after the vote.