Trump cites presidential immunity to dismiss classified documents indictment

by | Feb 23, 2024

In his classified documents case, the president's attorneys claimed that he is immune from prosecution because of presidential immunity. Late Thursday night, his attorneys filed court documents in West Palm Beach, Florida federal court.

“President Trump's alleged decision to designate records as personal under the PRA and cause them to be removed from the White House—which underlies Counts 1 through 32 of the Superseding Indictment—was an official act by the incumbent president,” the president’s attorneys wrote.

They argued that Trump is immune because the decision was made as a formal act while he was still in office.

Trump made three additional motions Thursday night, arguing that the charges against him should be dropped because of the Presidential Records Act, the unconstitutionality of special counsel appointments, and the vagueness of a statute Trump was accused of violating.

Three more motions were submitted by Trump's attorneys to the court for a redaction review via private email.

De Oliveira, a co-defendant in the case, also filed a motion to dismiss his charges on Thursday.

Source: NBC News



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