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Glenn Kirschner: Trump Tells Court he has “Absolute Immunity” for Insurrection; Republicans Try to Prevent 1/6 Probe

08/06/2021

May 28,2021

A lawyer for Donald Trump told a federal judge this week that he is beyond the jurisdiction of the court because he has “absolute immunity” for anything he did on January 6. Unfortunately for Trump, claims of “absolute immunity” have repeatedly been rejected by federal courts. Here is an overview of those cases rejecting presidential claims of absolute immunity. In a related story, Republican members of Congress are attempting to prevent the creation of a congressional commission to investigate the 1/6 attack on the US Capitol. It’s no mystery why Republicans are afraid of and standing firm against a full investigation into the insurrection. Here’s why . . .

About Glenn Kirschner

Glenn Kirschner brings analysis and insight to legal issues of the day, drawing from his 30 years as a federal prosecutor, homicide prosecutor and Army JAG. Glenn is an NBC News and MSNBC legal analyst and teaches criminal law at George Washington University.

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