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Trump Attorneys Cite Immunity Over Jan. 6 Lawsuits, Say Speech Was Official Act

Former President Donald Trump’s attorney on Monday argued in court that Trump cannot be sued for statements he made prior to the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol building as they were protected speech and he was acting within the scope of his official presidential duties. Trump’s lawyer, Jesse Binnall, said during a five-hour court hearing in Washington before U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta that Trump was “immune,” or shielded, from three lawsuits by Democratic members of Congress and two police officers. “Executive immunity must be broad,” Binnall said. Democratic lawmakers, including Reps. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) and Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), and two U.S. Capitol Police officers filed civil lawsuits against Trump and others, including Donald Trump Jr. and Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, arguing liability for injuries to police and lawmakers on Jan. 6. Binnall, however, argued that Trump was acting within his official rights and is not responsible for …

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