Trump appeals ruling rejecting immunity claim as window narrows to derail federal election case

President Donald Trump speaks during a rally Jan. 6, 2021, protesting the electoral college certification of Joe Biden as President, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

WASHINGTON— Former President Donald Trump is appealing a ruling that found he is not immune from criminal prosecution as he runs out of opportunities to delay or even derail an upcoming trial on charges that he plotted to overturn the results of the 2020 election.