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Trump intensifies efforts to dismiss 2020 election subversion lawsuit, seeking to invalidate the case.

Trump Makes Fresh Push to Dismiss 2020 Election Subversion Case

Trump Seeks to Have Criminal Charges Dropped

Donald Trump has intensified his efforts to have criminal charges against him over his attempts to overturn the 2020 U.S. presidential election dismissed. In a series of motions filed overnight, the former president once again sought to have the federal case thrown out.

Republican Former President’s Latest Filings

The three filings, submitted on Monday, follow Trump’s previous attempt to dismiss the case based on presidential immunity. However, U.S. prosecutors refuted this claim last week.

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Delaying the Federal Trial

Trump, who is currently the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination, had requested a delay in the federal trial in Washington. He wanted the trial, originally scheduled for March, to take place after the November 2024 election.

The Charges Against Trump

The former president faces four felony counts for his alleged interference in the vote counting process and his attempts to block the certification of Joe Biden’s victory. This is one of four criminal prosecutions Trump is currently facing.

Trump’s Lawyers’ Arguments

In the recent filings, Trump’s lawyers asked the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to dismiss the case. They argued that the prosecution was unconstitutional, failed to specify how Trump violated any laws, and was “selective and vindictive.”

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Response from the U.S. Special Counsel’s Office

The U.S. special counsel’s office has until November 6 to file their response with the court. As of now, they have declined to comment on the recent filings.

Separate Filing on the U.S. Capitol Attack

In a separate filing last month, U.S. prosecutors stated that there is a clear link between Trump’s actions and the events of January 6, 2021, when his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. However, Trump’s lawyers now seek to strike any references to these events, claiming they are irrelevant and prejudicial.

Trump’s Attempt to Claim Presidential Responsibilities

Earlier this month, Trump’s lawyers argued that he could not be prosecuted due to his role in ensuring “election integrity” as president. U.S. prosecutors rejected this claim, stating that there is no constitutional provision protecting a former president from criminal prosecution.

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