A federal judge ruled that Trump could be sued in a parliamentary riot and had no absolute immunity.


Former President Donald Trump.

Former President Donald Trump.Evan Vucci / AP

  • A federal judge has ruled that Trump could be held civilally liable for the parliamentary riots.

  • He also stated that Trump was not completely exempt from civil proceedings.

  • “The court is well aware of the significance of that decision,” the ruling said. “But the alleged facts of this case are unprecedented.”

A federal judge ruled on Friday that former President Donald Trump could be held civilally liable for the deadly parliamentary riots of January 6, 2021.

Trump’s speech before his supporters attacked the Capitol called on them to “fight like hell” against the 2020 election results. Page arbitrage. He pointed out a particular statement that Trump used the word “us.”

  • “We don’t take it anymore.”

  • “Stop stealing.”

  • “We never give up.”

  • “We never give in.”

  • “All all Mike Pence has to do is send it back to the state for recertification and we will be president.”

  • “Walk on Pennsylvania Avenue.”

“The word’us’repeatedly used in this context means that the president and rally participants act together toward a common goal,” Mehta writes. “That is the essence of the civil conspiracy.”

The focus of Mehta’s decision was three proceedings filed against Trump by Democrats and Parliamentary police officers who defended the building on January 6.

The judge ruled on Friday that Trump was unaffected by the proceedings and could be held liable for his actions and statements related to the Capitol riots. Meta also acknowledged the importance of his decision, but said the event on January 6 was unprecedented.

“Denying the president’s exemption from civil damages is not a small step,” the ruling said. “The court understands the significance of the decision, but the alleged facts in this case are unprecedented.”

Mr. Meta continued later. “After all, the president’s actions here have nothing to do with his duty to faithfully enforce the law, conduct diplomacy, command the army, and control the government. Second term. These are As an informal act, there are no concerns about separation of powers here that justify the president’s widespread immunity. “

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