New Bill Gives Trump More Legal Protection?

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( – Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina is leading a group of six GOP senators who are trying to put forward a bill that would give president and vice presidents the right to move their civil or criminal cases from state to federal court. This bill would effectively allow them to avoid being politically persecuted. 

Former President Donald Trump has previously often referred to his indictments both federal and state ones, as “political prosecutions.” He is currently facing one case in Georgia for election interference in relation to the 2020 presidential election, while he has already been convicted in the New York hush-money case. 

Tillis’ office in a press release noted that the No More Political Prosecutions Act is going to act as an amendment to the statute which gives federal officials and staff the right to request to have their cases removed to federal court. The measure also has the support of Sens Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Ted Budd, (N.C.), Mike Lee (Utah), Josh Hawley (MO.), and Eric Schmitt (MO.). 

In the news release, Tillis argued that Presidents and Vice Presidents are rightfully entitled to have a fair trial without any political interference. He added that they should not be prosecuted by judges who are looking to score points politically or by district attorneys who are partisan. As he pointed out, this “common-sense legislation” is going to give presidents and vice presidents the option to move their cases to federal court, an option that is already available to federal officials and employees.

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