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Appeals court rejects Donald Trump's request for criminal immunity

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10:28 a.m.

  • United States

A US federal appeals court on Tuesday rejected Donald Trump's request for criminal immunity, reopening the way for his trial in Washington, where he is accused of trying to illegally overturn the results of the 2020 election.

“We weighed the interest claimed by former President Trump in immunity against the vital public interest in allowing this procedure to continue”, write the three judges of the court of appeal in their decision confirming that pronounced at first instance in December.

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

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