Trump Asserts 'Absolute Immunity' In House Dem. Riot Suit

By Khorri Atkinson (May 25, 2021, 4:29 PM EDT) -- Former President Donald Trump has urged a D.C. federal judge to throw out allegations that he committed acts of terrorism and incited the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, saying he has "absolute immunity" from claims a House Democrat brought against him.

In a motion filed late Monday to dismiss Rep. Eric Swalwell's lawsuit filed in March, a lawyer for the president told U.S. District Judge Amit P. Mehta that the U.S. Supreme Court's 1982 landmark decision in Nixon v. Fitzgerald established that the president cannot be sued for actions taken after he has assumed office. Therefore, Trump is immune...

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