A federal judge in Washington, D.C. has dismissed Donald Trump’s claim that he has “presidential immunity” from a lawsuit about his actions around the 2020 election.
Civil rights groups, including the NAACP, are suing the former president and the Republican National Committee (RNC) for trying to disenfranchise voters in his effort to overturn his election loss to President Joe Biden.
The lawsuit alleges that Trump tried to intimidate election officials and undermine lawfully cast votes in violation of both the federal Voting Rights Act and the Ku Klux Klan Act.
Trump’s lawyers pushed back on the lawsuit, claiming that he has “absolute immunity” from civil lawsuits as a former president, according to The Independent.
On Monday, however, DC District Judge Emmet Sullivan ruled against Trump’s claim.
The ruling is the latest blow to Trump as the fallout over a meeting at Mar-a-Lago with disgraced rapper Kanye West and notorious white supremacist Nick Fuentes.
Read it at The Independent.