House speaker and liberal attorney both say Supreme Court will reverse Trump's verdict

 June 3, 2024

Last week saw Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg secure a conviction against former President Donald Trump on 34 charges of falsifying business records.

However, House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) recently suggested that the Supreme Court won't let Trump's verdict stand.

"This will be overturned, guys, there's no question about it"

NBC News reported that Johnson made the claim during a Friday appearance on "Fox & Friends," saying, "There's a lot of developments yet to come, but I do believe the Supreme Court should step in, obviously."

"I think that the justices on the court — I know many of them personally — I think they're deeply concerned about that as we are. So I think they'll set this straight, but it's going to take awhile," he predicted.

"This will be overturned, guys, there's no question about it," the Louisiana Republican continued before adding, "It's just going to take some time to do it."

Trump says "the future of our nation is at stake" in his case

Johnson's statement came days before The Hill reported that Trump himself called upon America's highest judicial body to intervene in his case.

What's more, he asked that the Supreme Court do so before his sentencing hearing on July 11 as "the future of our nation" is at stake.

Some Democrats have expressed doubt over the likelihood that Trump will even have his case heard by the Supreme Court at any point, let alone in the next month.

They include trial lawyer Mark Zauderer, who recently told The New York Times that Trump's verdict was "a garden-variety state court conviction."

He insisted that the former president's case did not contain any of the "usual red flags" which could give rise to an appeal, adding, "I don't see a plausible path to the Supreme Court."

Liberal attorney points to Trump's "five friends on the Supreme Court"

Yet that view isn't shared by attorney and former federal prosecutor Duncan Levin. He said in an interview with MSNBC on Saturday that Trump could move the case into the federal system.

Levin pointed to Judge Juan Merchan's controversial jury instructions as being open to a constitutional challenge under the Sixth Amendment.

"An appeal is 100 percent likely," Levin declared. "Once he gets into federal court, he’s going to be rocketing up to his five friends on the Supreme Court – once he gets his foot in the door there, that’s what his plan is going to be."

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