The panel, composed of two judges appointed by Democrats and one Republican appointee, stated in its resolution that regardless of the privileges of the workplace he as soon as held, Mr. Trump was topic to federal prison regulation like another American.
“For the aim of this prison case, former President Trump has turn into citizen Trump, with all the defenses of another prison defendant,” the panel wrote. “However any govt immunity that will have protected him whereas he served as president not protects him towards this prosecution.”
The panel’s ruling got here practically a month after it heard arguments on the immunity challenge from Mr. Trump’s authorized group and from prosecutors working for the particular counsel, Jack Smith. Whereas the choice was fast by the requirements of a traditional attraction, what occurs subsequent can be arguably extra vital in figuring out when or whether or not a trial on the election subversion costs — now set to start out in early March — will happen.