(TruthandLiberty.com) – Did you know that the Former Presidents Protection Act of 2012 allows former presidents to continue to receive Secret Service protection after leaving office for the remainder of their lives? One suspect in the January 6, 2021, riot on Capitol Hill is learning that fact the hard way after he tried to serve former President Donald Trump a deposition. Politico reporter Kyle Cheney said the defendant could not deliver the legal paperwork because the Secret Service reportedly turned away a process server at Mar-a-Lago.
The defendant argued he didn’t have a way to exercise his legal rights with aid from law enforcement. Yet, federal law enforcement officials appear unwilling to intervene in the man’s case to deliver the deposition to the former president. It’s unknown why the man wants to depose Trump or to which case the document was related. Still, some defendants blame Trump for their actions on that day.
A Jan. 6 defendant attempting to subpoena Donald Trump for a deposition had his process server turned away at Mar-a-Lago by an armed person he believes to be a Secret Service agent pic.twitter.com/90Fe4J6b04
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) April 5, 2022
Regardless, it may not matter. On Wednesday, April 6, a federal judge ruled one rioter was not guilty of a crime. US District Judge Trevor McFadden said the New Mexico man reasonably believed police officers opened the doors, permitting protestors to enter the Capitol building. It’s a significant blow to prosecutors and Democrats.
Other defendants are likely to use the same reasoning in court as they seek dismissals in their cases.
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