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UPDATED: No immunity for you, must face criminal trial, court tells Trump

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Ex-United States President, Donald Trump

A federal judge has ruled that front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, former United States President Donald Trump, lacks immunity and must face trial in the criminal charges proferred against him.

The court passed the verdict while ruling on Trump’s immunity claim in his federal election interference case.

According to available information, the court rejected Trump’s argument that he was immune from criminal prosecution for any alleged conduct during his presidential term.

The court said that Trump is not protected by the separation of powers doctrine and that he could face trial as scheduled in March.

Trump is expected to appeal to the Supreme Court to try to prevent the trial from going ahead.

This is one of the four criminal prosecutions Trump faces even as he remains the presumptive front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination.

Currently, former President Trump faces a total of 91 charges across four criminal cases.

They include 44 federal charges and 47 state charges, all of them felonies.

Trump has denied wrongdoing in each case and is expected to appeal to the Supreme Court to try to prevent some of the trials from going ahead.

The four criminal cases are:

  1. New York falsifying business records caseTrump is accused of false accounting to cover up a payment he made to an adult film star, Stormy Daniels, to buy her silence about an alleged affair.
  2. Florida classified documents caseTrump is charged with illegally hoarding classified files at his estate, Mar-a-Lago, and refusing to hand them back when asked.
  3. Washington DC Jan. 6 election caseTrump is indicted for conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government, conspiracy against civil rights, and obstruction in connection with the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol and efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.
  4. Georgia 2020 election caseTrump is charged with racketeering, forgery, false statements, and soliciting or impersonating a public officer for engaging in a conspiracy to steal votes cast in 2020 for Democrat Joe Biden and effectively overturn his narrow defeat in the state.
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The status of the four criminal cases against former President Trump are as follows:

On the New York falsifying business records case, Trump pleaded not guilty and the trial is scheduled for June 2024.

He also pleaded not guilty on the Florida classified documents case and the trial is scheduled for May 2024.

The trial for the Washington DC January 6 election case is scheduled for April 2024 and Trump also pleaded not guilty.

He pleaded not guilty in the Georgia 2020 election case and the trial will commence in March 2024.

Trump is expected to appeal to the Supreme Court to try to prevent some of the trials from going ahead.

He faces the possibility of prison time if convicted on any of the charges.


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