This should have been pretty basic. Quote from story: ”That simple yet critical fact bears repeating: the asserted absolute immunity claim here is entirely unsupported by existing case law,” [Judge] Bates wrote. Yup.
BTW, Judge Bates, who worked for Kenneth Starr on the Clinton investigation, was appointed to the D.C. District Court by the Present Occupant, and has given the administration a couple of wins in the past , sez Wikipedia. So, like, the rule of law over politics and stuff.