Judge Grants Trump Presidential Immunity

 August 2, 2023

A Pennsylvania judge has granted Donald Trump presidential immunity in a lawsuit brought about by a state election worker over statements that the former president made about the integrity of the 2020 election.

James Savage was a voting machine supervisor in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. He's also the man who just filed two lawsuits against Trump, accusing Donald him of making Savage the subject of "hatred" and death threats.

Savage says that Trump and Rudy Giuliani "conspired to defame him and place him in a false light by publicly and falsely claiming that he tampered with the 2020 Presidential election results."

In particular, Savage is upset about "statements Trump made during a Pennsylvania State Senate Majority Policy Committee hearing in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on November 5, 2020, a tweet sent out on November 27, 2020, and a letter sent to the House of Representatives January 6 Committee."

On July 31, Judge Michael E. Erdos of the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas granted Trump presidential and legislative immunity and threw out the case against him.

Trump's team said that they were "pleased" with that result.

"We are pleased with the Court’s decision to honor the long-standing principle of Presidential Immunity. Today, the Court made it clear that it is well within the President’s discretion to address the integrity of our election without fear of liability. We expect that the rest of Mr. Savage’s claims will similarly be disposed of as they are without merit," Trump attorney Alina Habba said.