A Federal Appeals Court ruled Tuesday that former President Donald Trump is not immune from prosecution in the 2020 election fraud case.
“We have balanced former President Trump’s asserted interests in executive immunity against the vital public interests that favor allowing this prosecution to proceed,” the court wrote in its ruling Tuesday.
“We conclude that the interest in criminal accountability, held by both the public and the Executive Branch, outweighs the potential risks of chilling Presidential action and permitting vexatious litigation.”
“If immunity is not granted to a President, every future President who leaves office will be immediately indicted by the opposing party,” he said. “Without complete immunity, a President of the United States would not be able to properly function!” responded a Trump campaign spokesperson.
This is a developing story.