Attorney requests that the Supreme Court uphold the Trump immunity finding

Washington: On Wednesday, US prosecutors retaliated against Donald Trump’s attempt to overturn a lower court decision that rejected his assertion that the Supreme Court had removed his presidential immunity.

The former president has maintained that he is not criminally liable for any activities he performed while in the White House, despite the fact that prosecutors want to prosecute him for his attempts to rig the 2020 election.

Trump filed a petition with the Supreme Court on Monday to have the federal appeals court’s judgment that his immunity claim is “unsupported” by the constitution, after the court’s earlier this month ruling.

However, special counsel Jack Smith, who is in charge of the case against Trump, requested on Wednesday that the court deny Trump’s request to have the decision postponed.
Trump wants the decision to be overturned while he files an appeal, maybe all the way to the Supreme Court.

The first date of Smith’s prosecution of Trump was set for March 4, but the former president’s appeals have halted the proceedings, and they will remain suspended if the Supreme Court upholds the decision of the appeals court.

“Delay in the resolution of these charges threatens to frustrate the public interest in a speedy and fair verdict — a compelling interest in every criminal case and one that has unique national importance here,” Smith said to the judge.

He pointed out that the Supreme Court had previously turned down the opportunity to overrule the appellate court and decide on Trump’s immunity in December and requested expediency should the court decide to reconsider Trump’s eligibility.

“An expedited schedule would permit the court to issue its opinion and judgment resolving the threshold immunity issue as promptly as possible,” Smith said. “If the court rejects applicant’s immunity claim, a timely and fair trial can begin with minimal additional delay.”
Smith’s legal lawsuit is one of four that the former president is pursuing in an attempt to face Joe Biden again in November.