Skip to comments.Lawsuits against Trump over Jan. 6 riot can move forward, appeals court says
Posted on 12/01/2023 9:44:54 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
Lawsuits against Donald Trump brought by Capitol Police officers and Democratic lawmakers over the U.S. Capitol riot, can move forward, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday.
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied Trump’s request to dismiss the civil lawsuits that accuse him of inciting the violent mob on Jan. 6, 2021. But the court said it’s ruling was not the final word on whether presidential immunity shields the Republican from liability in the case and said the judges express “no view on the ultimate merits of the claims” against the former president.
Trump had challenged a lower court’s ruling denying his effort to throw out the lawsuits, arguing his words involved “matters of public concern” and fall within the scope of absolute presidential immunity. U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta ruled last year that Trump’s words during the rally before the storming of the Capitol were likely “words of incitement not protected by the First Amendment.”
The decision comes as Trump’s lawyers are arguing he is also immune from prosecution in the separate criminal case brought by special counsel Jack Smith that accuses Trump of illegally plotting to overturn his election loss to President Joe Biden. That case in Washington is one of four criminal cases Trump is facing as he tries to retake the White House in 2024.
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Ok fine - it’s time for GOP members and police to sue blue city Democrat leaders who not only incited the summer of love but AIDED AND ABETTED it!
You would think the release of the J6 surveillance videos would slow these leftist tyrants down a bit, but no.
The future of American diplomacy sure will be interesting.
Imagine someone from the State Department badgering an African or Central Asian country about “democracy”.
The Americans will be laughed out of the room.
Bolsheviks doing what Bolsheviks do. We need to make Marxism 100% illegal in the US.
That's the idea. Evil people with bad intentions..They will fail.
What ruling would you expect in a totally LIEberal Democrat stronghold?!?!
At some point e needs to stop treating these cases as being legitimate and allow himself to be put in jail. That would be The Catalyst.
The actions of this criminal cabal currently running our government has convinced me that he’s the only man for the job.
Wondering how many real Americans feel the same?
I’ve yet to see any reference to the J6 videos on the MSM and not even a peep on Fox News, where like they think it doesn’t exist if they don’t talk about it.
What’s with all these “judges” with foreign names? A lot of them seem to be from India.
How can he imprisoned? The secret service agents are required to stay with him. You cannot imprison an innocent person. So where will they sleep?
This is just a step toward the appeal to the USSC. All these sham cases will eventually end up there.
BINGO...If Trump never campaigned, he’s still get 90 million votes. Maybe more by election time, as you know these lying corrupt misfits will only make things much worse by then.
The Left is bound and determined that Trump not run for President but every time that pull crap like this his favorability among voters goes up even more. Watch out for an assassin Mr. Trump.
“ At some point e needs to stop treating these cases as being legitimate and allow himself to be put in jail. That would be The Catalyst.”
I’m trending in this direction also. The United States, as a nation has become so corrupted and perverted that this iteration of it has just become a Frankenstein’s monster. It needs to end, to cease to be. The sooner some catalyst can cause the destruction of the nation that is and have it replaced with…something (practically anything would be better than what we’ve become and what we are moving headlong toward) the better for all of us who have become trapped in the forces of disintegration that have taken over.
Then take it to the Supreme Court
The government needs to be replaced as it is the source of the nation’s destruction. Governments come and go, but nations remain (France, Germany, China, Japan, Viet Nam, etc). And it’s time for the government currently destroying our nation to GO!
It's a good question but these cases aren't hard, they're lawfare. Trump is only obliged to appear as a witness in the Judge Fishlips case, it remains to be seen whether he has to appear in Jackshift's case.
Meanwhile, read the Colorado decision, Trump's lawyers were masterful.
SCOTUS at some point early 2024 will wrap them all into one or maybe two and smack down the everlasting shit of these Libtards. So instead of preventing TrumpII, these cases will actually provide a win for Trump at exactly the right moment.
My sentiments exactly. Talk about turning a blind eye to the unveiling of the released tapes.
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