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Special Counsel Jack Smith Asks SCOTUS If Trump Is Immune from Prosecution

HeadlineDec 12, 2023

The prosecutor behind Donald Trump’s federal election interference case has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to clarify whether the former president has immunity from prosecution. Special counsel Jack Smith made the request for an expedited answer from the Supreme Court on Monday, in a bid to stave off any delays ahead of Trump’s trial scheduled for March 4. Trump is accused of leading efforts to overturn the 2020 election and inciting the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. Trump has claimed the Constitution accords him absolute immunity from prosecution.

Over the weekend, Trump doubled down on his claims that he would not be a dictator if he becomes president again, “other than day one.” Trump was speaking at the New York Young Republican Club’s annual gala on Wall Street.

Donald Trump: “And you know why I wanted to be dictator? Because I want a wall, right? I want a wall, and I want to drill, drill, drill!”

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