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Trump Appeals Ruling Denying Immunity in D.C. Case

By    |   Friday, 08 December 2023 12:52 PM EST

Former President Donald Trump will appeal a ruling that denied his claim to presidential immunity that he made in a bid to dismiss the federal election obstruction case against him, Bloomberg News reported.

Tanya Chutkan, U.S. District Judge for Washington, D.C., denied Trump's motion to dismiss the case last Friday, rejecting his motion that was based on presidential immunity and constitutional grounds. 

"Whatever immunities a sitting President may enjoy, the United States has only one Chief Executive at a time, and that position does not confer a lifelong 'get-out-of-jail-free' pass," Chutkan wrote, adding that Trump's "four-year service as Commander in Chief did not bestow on him the divine right of kings to evade the criminal accountability that governs his fellow citizens."

Trump's attorneys filed a notice on Thursday stating their intent to appeal the ruling, and a separate ruling requesting a pause on proceedings related to the case while the appeal is ongoing.

"The filing of President Trump's notice of appeal has deprived this Court of jurisdiction over this case in its entirety pending resolution of the appeal," wrote attorneys Todd Blanche and John Lauro. "Therefore, a stay of all further proceedings is mandatory and automatic."

Trump campaign spokesperson Steven Cheung said in a statement on Thursday: "The Constitution protects Presidents in their work to make sure laws are followed, especially as it relates to elections. Consistent with binding Supreme Court case law, the unconstitutional prosecution must be stayed while President Trump appeals this vital issue."

Theodore Bunker

Theodore Bunker, a Newsmax writer, has more than a decade covering news, media, and politics.

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Former President Donald Trump will appeal a ruling that denied his claim to presidential immunity that he made in a bid to dismiss the federal election obstruction case against him, Bloomberg News reported.
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