Former President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up as he arrives at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on August 24, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The former commander-in-chief argued Monday that he is immune to prosecution for actions he took while president.

by Jack Phillips

The Epoch Times

January 8, 2024

Former President Donald Trump on Monday filed several motions to dismiss his election case in Fulton County, Georgia, where he and more than a dozen others face state charges for allegedly conspiring to overturn the 2020 election.

The former president’s legal team argued in one filing that as president, he was legally entitled to immunity from prosecution. The arguments are similar to ones he made in a separate case in Washington, where he was indicted by special counsel Jack Smith on federal charges relating to his activity after the 2020 election.

His lawyers have argued that he was working in his official capacity as president when he moved to try and investigate what he described as election fraud following the election.

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