Donald Trump has spent a great deal of his life beating the odds when it comes to legal trouble.
A man of his success is sure to make enemies, as the petty and the pathetic among us loo to drag the rest of us down to their level of awful. And, now that he’s out of office, there are a number of litigious leeches hoping to glom on to Teflon Don.
That’s why Trump and his legal team are now claiming “absolute immunity” against potential civil cases.
Former President Donald Trump is claiming “absolute immunity” in all civil suits pertaining to the Jan. 6 Capitol riots.
Trump’s preliminary statement to the court has been released, in which the former president’s legal team dismisses the possibility of civil suits against Trump entirely, citing presidential immunity.
“This appeal requires the adjudication of a simple but important constitutional issue regarding the separation of powers: whether the scope of the presidential absolute immunity continues to reach the outer perimeters of presidential responsibilities or whether the immunity can be undercut if the presidential act in question is unpopular among the judiciary,” the statement read.
Trump’s legal team continued, “This question has already been answered by the Supreme Court, which held that the immunity is rooted in constitutional separation of powers, and it is especially important to the President because he deals with matters that are controversial and arouse intense feelings.”
The move is a bold one, certainly, but getting a ruling on this matter could provide a massive boost to Trump’s overall legal strategy as he continues to consider another run for the White House in 2024.