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US Court of Appeal Rules Trump Can Be Prosecuted over 2020 Election Interference

The US Court of Appeal has ruled that Donald Trump can be prosecuted for trying to overturn the 2020 election.

The former President had previously said he couldn’t face criminal charges because he was still in the White House on January 6. 

But a panel of three judges in the US Court of Appeals ruled against him, saying this in the judgement: 

“We cannot accept former President Trump’s claim that a president has unbounded authority to commit crimes that would neutralise the most fundamental check on executive power”.

Last year, Trump filed a motion to dismiss the election interference case, which charged him with trying to reverse his 2020 election defeat on January 6, 2021.

The ruling also expressed that for the purposes of the criminal charges, he was no longer “President Trump” but “Citizen Trump”, and the regular rules apply.

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