The Justice Department has pushed back on former President Donald Trump’s claims of presidential immunity for his speech on January 6th, according to CNN. This means that police officers who were injured during the riot can proceed with their lawsuits against Trump. In addition, The Washington Post reports that the Justice Department confirmed that Trump can indeed be sued by these police officers. The DOJ argued that Trump does not deserve immunity against lawsuits related to the Capitol attack, as reported by Yahoo News.
The New York Times also reported on this development, noting that the Justice Department has said the lawsuit against Trump over the Capitol attack should proceed. NBC News reported that police officers can sue Trump over the attack, citing the same Justice Department announcement.
This news is significant for police officers who were affected by the Capitol attack, and sets a precedent for future cases regarding presidential immunity for similar incidents. While it remains to be seen how this legal battle will play out, it is clear that the Justice Department does not believe Trump should be shielded from lawsuits related to the Capitol attack.