On Friday, a federal appeals court made a decisive ruling that President Trump is not immune from civil lawsuits connected to the events of January 6th.
Earlier this year, the Justice Department under President Joe Biden filed a court document at the DC US Court of Appeals affirming that police officers have the right to sue Donald Trump for his actions on January 6.
DOJ attorneys argued that Trump is not immune to civil lawsuits brought by police officers.
In a separate ruling earlier this year, US District Judge Amit Mehta, appointed by President Obama, dismissed Trump’s claim of immunity.
“Speaking to the public on matters of public concern is a traditional function of the presidency, and the outer perimeter of the president’s office includes a vast realm of such speech,” DOJ lawyers said in a brief in March.
“But that traditional function is one of public communication. It does not include incitement of imminent private violence of the sort the district court found that plaintiffs’ complaints have plausibly alleged here.”
The DC Court of Appeals has concluded that Trump does not have presidential immunity.
Chief Judge Sri Srinivasan, recognized for his far-left views, stated in the written opinion