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Trump requests Supreme Court to not fast-track 2020 immunity case


WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump is making headlines‌ once again⁤ as⁤ he ‌urges the U.S. Supreme Court to reject a request‍ by‌ federal prosecutors ​to immediately review his claim that he cannot​ be prosecuted for trying to overturn his 2020 election defeat.

In⁢ a bold move, Trump⁣ made ‍the court filing in response⁢ to ⁢an extraordinary request‍ by U.S. Special Counsel Jack ⁤Smith that⁤ if‍ granted would put Trump’s claim of criminal⁤ immunity⁣ before the justices⁤ even as a lower court ‍races to rule on⁣ the issue.

Trump is not backing down, asking the justices to reject Smith’s request for the ⁢Supreme Court ​to ⁣weigh in before the lower appeals‍ court does, which could bog ‌down ​the legal process‌ and delay the start⁣ of his trial, currently set for March.

The former president, who is also the frontrunner for the⁣ 2024 Republican presidential nomination, ‌is‌ facing accusations ⁣of⁣ attempting ⁣to obstruct Congress and defraud the U.S. government through schemes to reverse Democrat Joe Biden’s November 2020 election win.

Trump’s legal‌ team wrote in the filing​ that the Special Counsel⁢ is urging the justices to bypass the normal appellate process, including⁣ a decision by the U.S. ⁤Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, “and​ rush to decide the issues with reckless abandon. The court should decline that invitation at this time.”

It ‍remains to be seen how the Supreme‌ Court will⁤ respond to⁢ Trump’s request, but one thing is for sure -​ this ​legal battle is ​far from‍ over.

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