Supreme Court sets date for arguments over Trump's immunity claim

 March 7, 2024

In what could well lead to panic for Special Counsel Jack Smith, the Supreme Court has set a date to hear arguments over whether former President Donald Trump is immune from prosecution. 

According to the Washington Examiner, America's judicial body announced this week that Smith's office and Trump's defense will present oral arguments over the matter on April 25.

Trump's attorney warn of "destructive cycles of recrimination"

At issue is Trump's claim that he enjoys immunity for actions he took within the scope of his official duties following the 2020 election.

Smith made headlines last year when he indicted Trump on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction of and attempt to obstruct an official proceeding, and conspiracy against rights.

Fox News noted how Trump's attorneys maintained in their request for review that "if the prosecution of a President is upheld, such prosecutions will recur and become increasingly common, ushering in destructive cycles of recrimination."

"Criminal prosecution, with its greater stigma and more severe penalties, imposes a far greater 'personal vulnerability' on the President than any civil penalty," the request went on to insist.

Trump trial is unlikely to conclude before November

The Supreme Court announced late last month that it would hear arguments over Trump's immunity claim, something many observers regarded as a major victory for the former president regardless.

Among them was Blaze Media contributor Chris Enloe, who pointed out that Trump's trial is now unlikely to wrap up before election day even if the justices ultimately rule against him.

While the decision was condemned by many on the left, Fox News host and former federal prosecutor Mark Levin said last week that Democrats should hope the Supreme Court finds in Trump's favor.

He pointed to Special Counsel Robert Hur's report on Biden's mishandling of classified documents and the "scores" of crimes it uncovered.

Levin warns Democrats to "take cover" if justices rule against Trump

"If Donald Trump loses this post presidential immunity case, do you know what the next administration can do, including his? Take the cover off this report, put an indictment on it, and indict Joe Biden," Levin told viewers.

"Because they are not required to adhere to what Mr. Hur or Mr. Garland have to say," Levin asserted, referencing Hur's decision not to indict Biden partly due to his diminished mental capacity.

"The evidence against Joe Biden in the Espionage Act--there's scores, scores of examples of him committing felonies, and the only reason they didn't bring the case they said is because he's an imbecile, that's the bottom line," Levin stressed.

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