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Trump claims his presidential immunity

Feb 29, 2024

The Supreme Court agreed to consider the case regarding the immunity of former US President Donald Trump.


This is reported by RBC-Ukraine regarding The Hill.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to consider whether former President Donald Trump can face criminal charges over his bid to overturn his 2020 re-election loss, setting up a landmark case testing the limits of presidential immunity.

The process would take weeks, if not months, which would further stall Trump's time, thereby giving him a chance to return to the White House and end the prosecution before a jury could hear the case.

At the suggestion of Trump's attorney Jack Smith, the Supreme Court instead decided to consider the former president's claims of immunity now, though the justices rejected Smith's initial request to simply stay out of the case and allow the trial to move forward immediately.

In Washington, D.C., Trump is claiming immunity from four federal criminal charges accusing him of conspiring to undermine the 2020 presidential election, but he has also made similar arguments in defense of his Georgia election meddling and classified documents charges. Trump pleaded not guilty.

Trump responded to the news on Truth Social, writing that legal scholars are "extremely grateful" for the Supreme Court's decision to hear the case.

“Without presidential immunity, the president cannot function properly or make decisions in the best interests of the United States of America. Presidents will always be concerned and even paralyzed by the prospect of wrongful prosecution and retribution after they leave office. It can lead to extortion and blackmail of the president," Trump wrote.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 29/02/2024

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