Trump Loses Bid To Dismiss Lawsuit By Capitol Police

Bloomberg News reports:

Former president Donald Trump failed to persuade a judge to throw out a civil lawsuit brought by Capitol Police officers over injuries they suffered during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

US District Judge Amit Mehta on Thursday rejected Trump’s claim that presidential immunity protected him from liability for actions that were within his official duties.

The arguments raised by Trump and other defendants were “in large part duplicative of those the court already considered and addressed” in a previous civil suit against the former president, Mehta wrote.

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