Judge Tanya Chutkan issued a 48-page memo, denying Trump’s motion to dismiss the January 6th prosecution based on his claims of presidential immunity. She found that Trump does not get a “get-out-of-jail-free” pass simply because he was the President.
Trump’s defense filed a new appeal to New York’s highest court challenging Judge Arthur Engoron’s gag order over the Former President and his team. Appealing from an adverse ruling at the Appellate Court, Trump’s team continues to argue that Trump is entitled to the protections afforded under the First Amendment when commenting on the New York Court proceedings against him.
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals authorized civil lawsuits against Trump to proceed with further litigation. Finding in favor of the plaintiffs suing Trump, the Court found that Trump’s actions on the 6th might have been unofficial and outside the scope of Presidential duties, thereby removing him from the protections of Presidential Immunity. Here’s more from Robert Gouveia on Watching The Watchers.