Trump Cites Supreme Court Case to Delay Criminal Trial

Trump Cites Supreme Court Case to Delay Criminal Trial

Attorneys representing Donald Trump informed the United States Supreme Court to postpone his criminal trial on charges of attempting to overturn his election defeat in 2020.

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Trump Cites Supreme Court Case to Delay Criminal Trial

On Thursday, the attorneys requested that the Supreme Court delay the trial in a recent filing, partly due to the justices’ impending consideration of whether to punish defendant Joseph Fischer, who took part in the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, for disrupting an official procedure.

Fischer was imprisoned in Pennsylvania, and the justices have not yet scheduled a date to hear his case.

Donald Trump, the front-runner in the race, is the first former president to face criminal charges. Trump is accused of plotting and actively hindering an official proceeding.

Trump’s followers stormed the Capitol and broke past barricades in an attempt to stop Congress from certifying Biden’s victory against Trump in the 2020 election.

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Trump delivered a fiery speech to his supporters in which he reaffirmed his false claims about massive voter fraud and urged them to march to the Capitol and “fight like hell.” Then, he ignored pleas for him to tell the mob to halt.

The U.S. election is scheduled for November 5, likely a faceoff against Trump and Biden, a Democrat who defeated him in 2020.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected Trump’s immunity claim on February 6. Trump’s attorneys requested on Monday that the Supreme Court postpone its decision.

Donald Trump Cites Supreme Court Case to Delay Criminal Trial
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They requested that the trial be put on hold while they argued for the matter to be reexamined by the whole D.C. Circuit court and, if needed, for an appeal to the Supreme Court.

Trump’s trial in federal court in Washington was originally scheduled for March 4, but that date has already been rescheduled without a new date.

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The filing on Thursday came in reaction to the one Smith submitted on Wednesday, in which he pleaded with the Supreme Court to deny Trump’s request to postpone the trial.

Smith requested that the justices take up the matter and promptly address the immunity question if they do not immediately reject Trump’s request.

Referring to the four criminal counts brought by Special Counsel Jack Smith in the case, Trump’s attorneys argued in a brief that “it makes no sense to conduct a complex criminal trial while a case is pending in this court that might invalidate half the charges in the indictment.”

Smith stated in his filing, “The nation has a compelling interest in seeing the charges brought to trial.”

He further stated that “the public interest in a prompt trial is at its zenith where, as here, a former president is charged with conspiring to subvert the electoral process so that he could remain in office.”

According to the indictment, Trump planned to deceive the United States, stand in the way of Congress certifying Biden’s electoral victory and plotting to do so, and work against the American people’s right to vote.

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In the filing submitted on Thursday, Trump’s legal team repeated his claim that the actions against him were politically driven. It also stated that a trial should not occur before settling the immunity dispute.

Trump’s attorney has been trying their best to delay the cases because delaying the case can work in Trump’s favor. Suppose he gets elected in November and returns to the White House. In that case, Trump might use his presidential powers to halt the prosecution or even pardon himself for federal offenses.

 

 

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