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US allows Trump to be tried in Capitol assault case

Dec 1, 2023

Former U.S. President Donald Trump may be held civilly liable for the actions of those who stormed the Capitol on January 6, 2021. This decision was made today, December 1, by the Court of Appeals.


This was reported by RBC-Ukraine with reference to The Washington Post.

Thus, a three-judge panel ruled that Trump is not protected by "presidential immunity" from prosecution for the riots.

The unanimous decision of the federal court of appeals in Washington can still be appealed.

The publication notes that this provides an idea of how the court may consider Trump's argument for presidential immunity from criminal prosecution for his attempts to remain in power after the 2020 elections.

"When a president elected to a first term decides to run for a second term, his re-election campaign is not an official presidential act... The office of the president as an institution does not know who will occupy it next time," Chief Justice Sri Srinivasan said.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 02/12/2023

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