On February 6th, the D.C. Court of Appeals ruled that former US President Donald Trump does not have immunity from prosecution in an attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 election. The decision was made in response to a challenge by Trump, who argued that he had immunity from prosecution while he was in office. However, the court stated that “any immunity (…) in force during the presidency does not provide protection from criminal prosecution in the future.”
The decision on this issue will now be made by nine Supreme Court judges, three of whom were appointed by Trump during his tenure as president. The case is likely to be closely watched by American media and could have far-reaching implications for future elections and government accountability.
Trump’s appeal to the Supreme Court marks a significant development in his ongoing efforts to undermine the results of the 2020 election, which he has repeatedly claimed was stolen despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. If successful, his challenge could pave the way for a new legal battle against electoral fraud claims and set a dangerous precedent for future presidents seeking to evade criminal responsibility for their actions while in office.