Trump’s Jan 6th Case Gets Delayed?

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( – On Monday, former President Donald Trump pushed the U.S. Supreme Court to continue the pause on his federal election interference trial as the appeals court has ruled that he does not have immunity against the charges. 

The appeal case could potentially be a landmark case if the Supreme Court decides to take it up as it would define the limits of presidential immunity. This decision would also dictate whether or not Trump can be tried. 

Trump has been trying to delay the criminal cases against him and has so far managed to postpone the election interference case, which was set to start on March 4 with a trial in Washington, D.C., through an appeal relating to his claims of presidential immunity. 

This case has now reached the Supreme Court, with the justices set to potentially decide on whether or not Trump’s trial could be pushed to after the 2024 presidential election. This could give Trump the ability to return to the Oval Office, where he could either pardon himself or get the Department of Justice to drop the two cases against him. 

Special Counsel Jack Smith brought two federal cases against Trump, one of which relates to his attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election and his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection. Trump has pleaded not guilty to all these charges and has argued that the charges relate to a time he was still in office and as such he should be protected by presidential immunity. 

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