U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan ruled that Donald Trump is not immune from prosecution in the election interference case against him, rejecting his attempt to derail the case.
The ruling sets the stage for a legal battle over the scope of presidential power, with Trump expected to appeal the decision.
Chutkan’s ruling stated that former presidents do not have special immunity from federal criminal liability. (Trending: Tucker Reveals The Moment He Became A Full-Blown Trump Supporter)
Judge Chutkan said in her ruling, “former Presidents enjoy no special conditions on their federal criminal liability.”
“Defendant may be subject to federal investigation, indictment, prosecution, conviction, and punishment for any criminal acts undertaken while in office,” she wrote.
In response, Trump warned that the ruling represents a threat to the presidency and suggested it could open President Biden to personal liability for his policy decisions.
“This Radical Left ideology is a threat to the Presidency,” declared the former president.