(TruthAndLiberty.com) – On Monday a judge in Pennsylvania determined that an election worker did not have the right to file a lawsuit against former president Donald Trump over his claims which led to many doubting the 2020 presidential election results, as the statements Trump made are protected by presidential immunity.
Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas Judge Michael Erdos stated that presidential immunity extended over any comments that Trump had made during a Pennsylvania state Senate committee hearing in November 2020 as well as his tweets, despite the fact that there was no evidence to back his claims of fraud.
Erdos noted that Trump’s conduct in this case was not proven to have been an actual threat to the country’s democracy and thus he is protected by Presidential immunity.
The Pennsylvania voting machine supervisor, James Savage had previously filed two lawsuits in connection to the 2020 presidential election, however those were consolidated. In the lawsuits, he had claimed that Trump along with his former attorney Rudy Giuliani and a number of other co-conspirators had attempted to defame him. Savage added that the statements they had made had resulted in him receiving multiple death threats which ultimately led to him suffering from two heart attacks.
Erdos however ruled that Trump was protected by immunity in regards to the state Senate hearing remarks and his tweets. In the lawsuit, there was also mention of a letter Trump had written to the House Jan. 6 committee which Trump would not have immunity for as it was written after he left the White House.
Erdos argued that the topics of the statements, that is the allegations that there were irregularities in the presidential elections were a matter of public concern.
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