Supreme Court to Respond to Trump's Immunity Request Before Christmas
The Supreme Court is expected to rule on a request by former President Donald Trump before Christmas.
Trump's request for presidential immunity could potentially stop his Washington case involving special counsel Jack Smith.
Supreme Court: Trump must respond to special counsel’s presidential immunity petition before Christmas https://t.co/Ipak4xZRHw
— Fox News (@FoxNews) December 12, 2023
"A federal judge ruled the case could go forward, but Trump said he would ask the federal appeals court in Washington to reverse that outcome," Fox News reported.
"Smith is attempting to bypass the appeals court – the usual next step in the process – and have the Supreme Court take up the matter directly," it added.
— The Hill (@thehill) December 12, 2023
“Crooked Joe Biden’s henchman, Deranged Jack Smith is so obsessed with interfering in the 2024 Presidential Election with the goal of preventing President Trump from retaking the Oval Office, as the President is poised to do, that Smith is willing to try for a Hail Mary by racing to the Supreme Court and attempting to bypass the appellate process,” a spokesperson for Trump’s campaign said in a statement Monday afternoon.
"The spokesperson repeated Trump’s longtime assertion that the case against the former president is 'completely politically motivated,'" according to the Hill.
The case is currently scheduled for March. The court could now rule before the holidays, or alternatively push off a decision until it returns early next year on Jan. 5.
The case is one of several against the former president. The ruling could also have some possible impact on his election interference case in Georgia.
Trump also faces cases in New York for fraud against his company and in Florida over classified documents found in his home.
The legal battles continue as Trump seeks another run for the White House that could result in a rematch next year against President Joe Biden.