Supreme Court doubtful of Trump’s sweeping immunity claim

by ian


Supreme Court justices seem skeptical of former President Donald Trump’s sweeping immunity claims.

Yesterday, Trump’s attorney made the case that a president enjoys complete immunity from prosecution regarding his official acts – even as a private citizen – unless he’s successfully impeached.

Trump faces federal charges for trying to overturn the 2020 election. Trump’s attorney is seeking to have some of those charges thrown out, arguing they apply to official presidential acts. That raised the question of the difference between a president’s official and private actions.

Despite the pushback, it does appear the justices believe the president should have some level of protection, but perhaps not to the degree Trump’s lawyer suggests.

A ruling is expected by the end of June.