Political and Legislative

U.S. Supreme Court Appears Skeptical of Donald Trump’s Blanket Presidential Immunity Argument

The Supreme Court on Thursday appeared likely to reject former President Donald Trump’s sweeping claim of absolute immunity from criminal prosecution for acts in office — but the court also cast doubt on parts of the federal election interference case against the former president.

The question before the court — whether an ex-president can be prosecuted for official acts performed while in office — was an existential one for special counsel Jack Smith’s case charging Trump with illegally trying to overturn his 2020 election loss to President Joe Biden.

Smith was sitting in the courtroom on Thursday, as attorney Michael Dreeben argued the government’s case.

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