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Biden states U.S. presidents cannot have immunity from judicial prosecution

Biden states U.S. presidents cannot have immunity from judicial prosecution The President of the United States, Joe Biden (photo: Getty Images)

President Joe Biden has stated that he cannot think of any reason why leaders of a state should be granted absolute immunity from legal prosecution, according to Bloomberg.

In response to a journalist's question before leaving the White House for Camp David, President Biden stated that presidents can be held criminally accountable, despite former U.S. President Donald Trump facing 91 charges.

The Supreme Court of the United States recently declined to expedite a decision on Trump's immunity, hindering federal prosecutors' efforts to proceed with legal action against the former president over allegations related to his attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

Donald Trump asserts that he acted within the scope of his official duties during the unrest on January 6, 2021, when his supporters violently stormed the U.S. Capitol, attempting to obstruct lawmakers from confirming Biden's victory.

Now, a lower federal appeals court will consider a lawsuit on immunity, meaning the judicial proceedings may move forward at a later date.

Cases against Trump

Donald Trump faces 91 charges across four criminal cases, including allegations of mishandling classified documents, attempting to falsify election results, and illegal spending of funds collected for his presidential campaign.

However, the former president is actively involved in the pre-election campaign and plans to run for president again in 2024.

The Supreme Court of the state of Colorado has prohibited Trump from participating in the Republican Party primaries, which could impact his presidential campaign.