Attack on the Capitol, Trump loses immunity: what happens to the tycoon

The Washington Court of Appeals has ruled that former US President Donald Trump does not enjoy immunity in the civil lawsuits brought against him for the incidents of the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021. The court rules that Trump He was “acting as a presidential candidate” when he encouraged his supporters before the January attack, according to CNN. This decision opens the door to the definitive admission of several civil lawsuits opened against the former president, in particular those filed by two police officers and several deputies Democrats affected by the violence unleashed by their supporters.

The plaintiffs accuse Trump of inciting his supporters and therefore being ultimately responsible for violating a long-standing law that prohibited the use of force, threats or intimidation to prevent government officials from performing their duties. This law was intended to combat the violence of the Ku Klux Klan after the Civil War.

Source: IL Tempo