Trump appeals Jan. 6 immunity claim ruling


Former President Donald Trump speaks during the New York Young Republican Club’s annual gala at Cipriani Wall Street, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)

Shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to immediately take up the case, attorneys for former president Donald Trump filed their opening brief with the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

They argue that the ex-POTUS is immune from prosecution in his Jan. 6 criminal case because the behavior in question was done under his official acts as head of state. Attorneys also argue that his victory in his second impeachment trial bars him from related criminal prosecution under the double jeopardy clause of the Constitution.


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