In recent days, new developments have emerged in the case of former U.S. President Donald Trump and some of his team members accused of inciting violence in the January 6 incident in the U.S. Congress.
It comes after Eric Swalwell, a Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives responsible for former President Donald Trump’s impeachment case, filed a lawsuit in March accusing Mr. Trump and some of his team members of “inciting violence” and causing mental damage to members of Congress.
Eric Svalwell’s lawsuit does not affect him because of his “absolute immunity” in court papers filed on May 24, according to U.S. media reports, adding that the case is beyond the court’s purview because of the “absolute immunity” of the president.
Mr. Trump is understood to have defended his actions after the election results were announced, saying that his questioning and challenge to the results were “not unique” compared to all the controversy in history about the outcome of the presidential election, and that Mr. Trump urged in the document to dismiss the lawsuit against Donald Trump Jr. and countered arguments such as Eric Svalwell’s lack of legal authority to sue and the protection of the defendant’s freedom of expression.
The Supreme Law of the United States has ruled on Mr. Trump’s claim that the president has “absolute immunity.” In previous Watergate investigations, as well as in cases against Mr. Trump’s finances, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the president does not have absolute immunity from criminal investigations.