Political and Legislative

Donald Trump Urges the Supreme Court to Let Lower Court Hear Immunity Appeal First

Lawyers for Donald Trump on Wednesday urged the Supreme Court not to consider, yet, the question of whether he has presidential immunity from prosecution for federal crimes related to trying to overturn his 2020 election loss.

Trump’s attorneys in a new filing objected to a request by Department of Justice special counsel Jack Smith that the Supreme Court fast track that question, accusing the prosecutor of doing so to harm Trump politically and to help President Joe Biden’s reelection chances.

The former president instead wants the federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., to hear his appeal of a trial court judge’s ruling that he does not have immunity.

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