Trump Thanks Supreme Court For Taking Up Major Issue

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( – On Wednesday, former President Trump expressed his gratitude towards the Supreme Court for deciding to review the scope of presidential immunity, particularly in relation to criminal charges stemming from attempts to challenge the outcome of the 2020 election.

On Truth Social, Trump highlighted the importance of this decision, stating, “Legal Scholars are greatly appreciative of the Supreme Court’s willingness to consider the concept of Presidential Immunity. Without such immunity, the functioning and decision-making of a President for the United States’ benefit would be severely hindered.”

He further commented on the potential risks of not having presidential immunity, such as the possibility of facing unjust legal actions and retaliations after their term, which could undermine a president’s authority and lead to situations of extortion and blackmail.

The Supreme Court’s decision to hear the case also means that the proceedings for Trump’s criminal trial related to the January 6 events are temporarily paused. The court has scheduled to hear oral arguments in the case in late April.

Trump has been advocating for the Supreme Court to halt his trial on charges related to undermining the federal election process while his appeal on the immunity issue is considered. Meanwhile, Special Counsel Jack Smith had requested the Supreme Court to proceed with the trial despite Trump’s appeal.

Trump has consistently argued that he should be granted immunity from the four federal felony charges in Smith’s case against him, to which he has pleaded not guilty. He reiterated these points in another post on Truth Social, emphasizing that presidential actions should be free from undue pressure and that the absence of immunity could fundamentally alter the presidency. Trump argued that this scenario is contrary to the intentions of the Founding Fathers and that legal experts agree on the necessity of full presidential immunity for a president to make decisions without fear of future legal consequences.

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