The Trump legal team recently argued in federal court in Washington that a sitting president should be exempt from prosecution, a notion that the justices did not seem to be enamored with.
The arguments made against Trump by the Justice Department (trying to revoke the 2020 election) hinge on that ruling.
The following cases are also scheduled for hearing:
- A defamation claim in New York
- Allegations of state election meddling in Georgia
- A federal trial for the mishandling of secret documents
In addition, real estate fraud and hush money payments to a porn actress are now being tried in court.
“I believe that the president should have immunity,” Trump told reporters on Tuesday.
Even if it may be appealed to the Supreme Court, a decision might be announced in the coming days.
By casting his legal problems as conspiracy theories, Trump has shown that these beliefs are more than simply a distraction; they reflect the national reckoning ensuing if Trump returned to the presidency.
On the same day that Iowans cast their ballots in the caucuses, the country will honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Still, Trump’s divisive statements on immigration, race, and political vengeance have served further to solidify his advantage among Republicans in the polls.
Amid Iowa’s impending winter, Florida Governor Ron Desantis is fighting against Nikki Haley, a former Trump ambassador, and attempting to narrow Trump’s margin.
Later this month, Haley plans to visit New Hampshire, hoping to capitalize on Chris Christie’s decision to withdraw from the race.
According to Trump’s associates, the candidate feels that the New York County Court in Lower Manhattan, where his companies have been the subject of a civil fraud lawsuit, is now the political epicenter of the universe. The candidate also thinks these lawsuits and courthouse appearances feed his followers’ frustrations and resolve.
The stakes are high both for Trump and the country.