Judge rejects Trump’s immunity request over Capitol riots — Analysis
In several lawsuits relating to January 6, storming, the 45th president was named
A judge has rejected former US President Donald Trump’s attempts to have lawsuits accusing him of sparking the January 6, 2021 storming of the Capitol dismissed, ruling on Friday that Trump should not be immune from civil damages.
Amit Mehta, District Judge, claimed that complaints were made by nearly 12 Democratic Congressmen and 2 Capitol Police Officers “establish a plausible conspiracy involving President Trump.”
Mehta stated that “civil conspiracy need not involve an express agreement; so, the fact that President Trump is not alleged to have ever met, let alone sat down with, a Proud Boy or an Oath Keeper to hatch a plan is not dispositive.”
“A tacit agreement – one that is ‘implied or indicated… but not actually expressed’ – is enough”The judge stated that Trump was implicated in the conspiracy and acknowledged it. “no small step”You can find more information here “deny a president immunity from civil damages.”
It is clear that the court understands the seriousness of its decision. The court is aware of the gravity of the case, but the facts are not precedent. Therefore the court feels that it has complied with immunity’s purposes.
Trump’s critics have repeatedly claimed that the 45th president was responsible for the January 6, 2021 storming of the Capitol, which saw Trump supporters forcefully entering the US Capitol building in protest of his election defeat to Joe Biden. In a speech before the incident, Trump alleged that the election had been rigged, and pushed for Biden’s victory to be nullified.
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