Appeals court states Trump lacks immunity against legal action in the case of the 2020 election.

Federal appeals court rejects Trump’s immunity claim, allowing criminal case to proceed

A federal appeals court in Washington has ruled that former President Donald Trump is not entitled to broad immunity from federal prosecution, paving the way for the criminal case against him to move forward. The three-judge panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld a lower court’s decision denying Trump absolute immunity from prosecution. The court stated that while Trump may have had executive immunity while serving as president, he is now a private citizen and subject to the same defenses as any other criminal defendant. Trump is expected to appeal the decision to either the full D.C. Circuit or the Supreme Court. This is a developing story and will be updated.  

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