Georgia’s sprawling criminal indictment of former President Donald Trump takes direct aim at his tweets and phone calls in his bid to overturn the 2020 presidential election results in the state.
“I don’t see how it’s legally possible to charge President Trump and his advisers for objecting to a presidential election,” said Mike Davis, a former counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee and president of the Article III Project, which advocates for constitutionalist judges and the rule of law.
Mr. Davis and other legal experts who criticized the Georgia indictments said Mr. Trump’s actions are shielded from criminal prosecution partly because he was serving as president at the time.
“That is core political speech either protected by immunity in his official capacity or the First Amendment in his personal capacity,” Mr. Davis said.
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