June 20, 2024

Former AG Eric Holder Worried Supreme Court Will Give Trump Immunity

Expect a lot of attacks from the outside over the upcoming ruling by the Supreme Court regarding presidential immunity for Donald Trump.

The attacks have been coming from the left since the case was heard before the court.

Now, however, the Dems are calling in the big guns, with Obama’s former Attorney General, Eric Holder, lobbing an attack this week.


Holder was on MSNBC’s “Deadline: White House” this week and was asked how he thought this would go.

Holder responded, “The notion, for instance, that apparently some justices are fooling around with it, ‘Well, if the president violated the criminal law, but was doing so in his official capacity, there may be some basis to say that that’s OK.’

“We need to step back, and think about that.

“You know, wait a minute — a president can violate the American criminal law, if he or she is doing something in their official capacity. That is an absurd and dangerous conclusion.

“And I’m worried, given the length of time that it has taken for the Supreme Court to decide this case, that something along those lines might come out of the Supreme Court.”

He concluded, “Anything less than a decision by the Supreme Court that says, ‘A president should be held to the laws, just like any other American citizen should be,’ anything other than that is absurd.”

Holder is putting the cart before the horse here, as we really need to wait to see how the court decides on this.

My belief is that the court will kick the case back down to the lower courts to identify any alleged crimes by Trump, then take the case back to see if presidential immunity will apply.

Ultimately, I do not think the court will give Trump immunity in this case, but based on the justices' comments and questions during the initial oral arguments, we are probably months away from reaching that point.

Don't Wait
We publish the objective news, period. If you want the facts, then sign up below and join our movement for objective news:
Top stories
Get news from American Digest in your inbox.
By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: American Digest, 3000 S. Hulen Street, Ste 124 #1064, Fort Worth, TX, 76109, US, You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact.