Trump’s 2024 Pledge Sparks Liberal Backlash

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( – Former President Donald Trump has vowed that he would be appealing the decision of the D.C. Circuit panel three-judge panel which ruled that presidential immunity ended once the individual left office.

Steven Cheung, the spokesman of the Trump campaign has argued that if immunity was not being given to a president, then it was possible for the opposing party to immediately file an indictment against the former President. He further noted in the statement that was released shortly after the decision that without being given complete immunity, the United States president would be unable to function properly. 

Trump has repeatedly argued that his challenge to the results of the 2020 presidential election was covered by his presidential functions, and that while in office he was obliged to investigate whether a presidential election was conducted with integrity. He has further argued that this investigation was not part of an attempt to overturn the election results, as has been alleged by Department of Justice special counsel Jack Smith in his indictment against the former president. 

In his statement, Cheung continued by arguing that the prosecution of Trump for his presidential acts was unconstitutional because of the Separation of Powers and Presidential Immunity established in the Constitution. He further claimed that prosecuting a U.S. president for an official act was a violation of the Constitution and threatened the country’s democracy. 

On Tuesday the federal appeals panel had ruled that it was possible for a trial to be held against Trump focused on his attempts to challenge the 2020 presidential election. 

In his post on his social media platform Truth Social Trump argued after the ruling that the U.S. president should be given “full immunity” and claimed that the decision on Tuesday was “nation-destroying” and could be “terribly” harmful to future U.S. presidents.

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