Former President Donald Trump has made a move to dismiss charges of election interference against him, asserting that his position granted him “absolute immunity.” Trump’s legal team argues that his efforts to question the integrity of the 2020 election were part of his presidential duties and aimed at safeguarding federal elections.
Jack Smith, the prosecutor, has brought an indictment against Trump, alleging illegal attempts to cling to office. Trump’s legal team has been active lately, with various filings. Trump has requested that the trial for mishandling sensitive files be postponed until after the 2024 presidential election. Furthermore, Trump’s lawyers have dropped a lawsuit against his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, involving a hefty sum of $500 million in damages.
Trump’s campaign has stated that his legal battles and preparations for the 2024 presidential campaign are consuming too much of his time, hindering him from pursuing this claim. It’s worth noting that despite Trump’s numerous allegations of fraud in the 2020 election, no substantial evidence has emerged to substantiate these claims.
In their recent filing, Trump’s legal team argues that his public statements about the 2020 election were well within the boundaries of his official responsibilities as President. They assert that these statements cannot serve as the basis for criminal charges against him.
Special prosecutor Jack Smith, however, contends that Trump exceeded his rights and engaged in unlawful actions to undermine legitimate votes and election results.
Trump has consistently maintained that these cases against him are politically motivated. His attorneys have also requested the dismissal of 34 felony charges related to falsifying business records, stemming from hush-money payments to Stormy Daniels. They argue that the case has experienced inexplicable delays and that the charges are a novel interpretation of the law driven by political motives.
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