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Trump Denied Immunity In Jan. 6 Civil Suit By Capitol Police

December 30, 2023 | By Kali Girl

A federal appeals court has greenlit a lawsuit filed by a group of U.S. Capitol Police officers against former President Donald Trump, reports CBS News. The court rejected Trump’s claim of absolute immunity from civil lawsuits, emphasizing that the lawsuit revolves around Trump’s alleged actions related to the January 6, 2021, assault on the U.S. Capitol.

The three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit based its decision on a previous ruling in a similar case, dismissing Trump’s argument that his actions were within the official functions of the presidency.

The judges declared the current case as “indistinguishable” from the earlier dispute, asserting that Trump’s immunity argument “fails.”

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