Does Donald Trump get criminal immunity?


The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that American presidents cannot be prosecuted for crimes committed while performing official duties. The decision in the country’s highest court means Donald Trump is unlikely to face charges for allegedly attempting to overthrow the 2020 U.S. election. Trump’s lawyers argued the former U.S. President was entitled to presidential immunity during his time in office  — a rare protection that shields individuals from legal action.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll explain the context behind the decision and what it will actually mean for the U.S. moving forward.

Previous episode on Donald Trump’s criminal charges: https://thedailyaus.com.au/podcast/the-first-u-s-president-to-face-a-criminal-trial/

Hosts: Zara Seidler and Sam Koslowski
Producer: Orla Maher

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