On February 6, the D.C. Court of Appeals made a decision that former US President Donald Trump no longer has immunity from prosecution in an attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 election. The court ruled that any immunity in force during his presidency does not provide protection from criminal prosecution in the future. This decision challenges the notion of presidential immunity, which has been a contentious issue for many years.
The decision made by the D.C. Court of Appeals is a significant blow to Trump’s efforts to challenge the 2020 election results and suggests that he may face criminal charges in the near future. The case is currently being appealed to the Supreme Court, where it will be decided by nine justices, three of whom were appointed by Trump during his tenure as president.
If the Supreme Court upholds this decision, it would have far-reaching implications for future presidents and their ability to challenge election results without facing legal consequences. It could also pave the way for investigations into other Trump businesses and personal dealings, which have been under scrutiny for years but have been shielded by his presidency due to his immunity status.