Former US President Donald Trump has argued that if he should not be granted judicial immunity, then current President Joe Biden should not be granted immunity either, and that Biden should also be prosecuted.
Trump weighed in on the issue a day before an appeals court hearing that begins tomorrow on whether he can be prosecuted for his role in the Congressional raid.
In a statement on Truth Social, Trump argued that as a former US president he should have immunity from prosecution and that he had done nothing wrong: "Of course I have immunity as President of the United States and Commander-in-Chief. (During the January 6 process) I wasn't campaigning, the elections were already over. I was investigating whether there was vote fraud, which is my duty."
''BİDEN SHOULD NOT HAVE IMMUNITY EITHER''
Stating that he should have judicial immunity for these actions he took as president, Trump said, "If I should not have immunity, the cheater Joe Biden should not have immunity either."
Former US President Trump is currently facing four different lawsuits, two at the federal level and two at the state level.
One of them deals with Trump's role in the raid on Congress on January 6, 2021 and whether Trump can continue his political career because of this role.
Donald Trump's lawyers argue that their client's speeches and political actions during his presidency fall within the scope of free speech and immunity.