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Trump Asks For Jan. 6 Dismissal Because Coup Attempt Was Part Of His Official Duties

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Trump Asks For Jan. 6 Dismissal Because Coup Attempt Was Part Of His Official Duties
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WASHINGTON — Donald Trump is asking a federal judge to dismiss criminal charges against him based on his actions leading up to his Jan. 6, 2021, coup attempt because, as president, that coup attempt should be considered part of his presidential duties.

Trump lawyers Todd Blanche and John Lauro, in Thursday’s 52-page filing to U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan, attempted to minimize Trump’s actions leading up to the violent assault on the Capitol that day and that, regardless, the law allowed Trump to act based on his belief that the election had been stolen from him.

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