Jack Smith won a huge court decision over Trump that left him grinning from ear to ear
Joe Biden is counting on Jack Smith to deliver a criminal conviction in his witch hunt against Donald Trump.
Smith just took a major step in that direction.
And that’s because Jack Smith won a huge court decision over Trump that left him grinning from ear to ear.
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected former President Donald Trump’s motion to dismiss Special Counsel Jack Smith’s baseless criminal charges for contesting the 2020 Election on the grounds that Presidential immunity protected his conduct.
In their opinion, the judges – two of whom are Democrats – claimed the President had no protection from prosecution once he was no longer President.
“At bottom, former President Trump’s stance would collapse our system of separated powers by placing the President beyond the reach of all three Branches. Presidential immunity against federal indictment would mean that, as to the President, the Congress could not legislate, the Executive could not prosecute and the Judiciary could not review. We cannot accept that the office of the Presidency places its former occupants above the law for all time thereafter,” the judges ruled.
Trump promised to appeal and warned this lunatic quest to put him in jail threatened the stability of the republic as now every President would fear prosecution from their successor as part of settling political scores.
“ALL PRESIDENTS MUST HAVE COMPLETE & TOTAL PRESIDENTIAL IMMUNITY, OR THE AUTHORITY & DECISIVENESS OF A PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES WILL BE STRIPPED & GONE FOREVER,” Trump wrote on Truth Social.
The D.C. Court made it clear this ruling was all political and they were in cahoots with Smith and Biden on convicting Trump before the election.
Normally the losing end at the appeals level has 90 days to petition the Supreme Court to hear their case.
But as long as this case is on appeal, Smith’s trial against Trump is frozen.
That’s why the D.C. Court cut Trump’s response time down to six days in a bid to give Smith every chance possible to put him on trial before Election Day.
“The D.C. Circuit order adds a wrinkle on scheduling by saying that Trump only has until Monday, Feb. 12 to file with the Supreme Court. The standard rules allow Trump 90 days. If he does not, the mandate returns to the District Court which can restart pre-trial proceedings,” George Washington Law Professor Jonathan Turley wrote.
How important is winning a conviction against Trump to Biden’s re-election chances?
An NBC News poll that showed Trump beating Biden by five points would swing seven points in Biden’s favor in the event of a criminal conviction.
NBC News Poll: “If Donald Trump is found guilty and convicted of a felony”
— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) February 4, 2024