Former President Donald Trump has responded following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in his case where he argued he was shielded from being prosecuted by the Biden Justice Department due to presidential immunity. The court on Monday extended the delay in the Washington criminal case against Trump on charges of plotting to overturn his 2020 presidential election loss, effectively ending any prospects of the former president being tried before the November election.

“BIG WIN FOR OUR CONSTITUTION AND DEMOCRACY. PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN!” Trump posted on Truth Social soon after the ruling was announced. Not long afterward, Trump said the court’s ruling should end all of the cases against him. “Today’s Historic Decision by the Supreme Court should end all of Crooked Joe Biden’s Witch Hunts against me, including the New York Hoaxes – The Manhattan SCAM cooked up by Soros backed D.A., Alvin Bragg, Racist New York Attorney General Tish James’ shameless ATTACK on the amazing business that I have built, and the FAKE Bergdorf’s ‘case.’ PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN!” Trump posted.

Newsmax added:

The court’s decision in a second major Trump case this term, along with its ruling rejecting efforts to bar him from the ballot because of his actions following the 2020 election, underscores the direct and possibly uncomfortable role the justices are playing in the November election. The justices knocked out one aspect of the indictment. The opinion found Trump is “absolutely immune” from prosecution for alleged conduct involving discussions with the Justice Department.

Trump is also “at least presumptively immune” from allegations that he tried to pressure Vice President Mike Pence to reject certification of Democrat Joe Biden’s electoral vote win on Jan. 6, 2021. Prosecutors can try to make the case that Trump’s pressure on Pence still can be part of the case against him, Roberts wrote.

CNN senior legal analyst Elie Honig stated on Monday that the trial of former President Donald Trump for his actions on Jan. 6 will not take place before the November election. Trump’s immunity appeal was to dismiss special counsel Jack Smith’s cases against him. Honig remarked that the trial, where Trump faces four felony counts relating to alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 election, is unlikely to take place in the coming months due to ongoing appeals.

“This case will not go before the election. It will not be tried before the election, and here’s why,” Honig said. “[The] Supreme Court has just said there is such thing as criminal immunity. The test, as we anticipated, essentially, official acts versus unofficial acts. We’re sending it back to the district court. And this is an important detail. The court says several times, whatever the district court finds can be appealed before trial.”

“Jack Smith had made an argument of well, maybe the district judge, the trial judge can work it out and send it to the jury. And then the jury can separate official from unofficial acts,” he continued. “Several times in this opinion, the Supreme Court, the majority, says explicitly: whatever the judge decides about what’s official or unofficial, what’s immune or not immune, that can be appealed back up. 0% chance that happens before November.”


“Under our constitutional structure of separated powers, the nature of Presidential power entitles a former President to absolute immunity from criminal prosecution for actions within his conclusive and preclusive constitutional authority,” the court held in a 6-3 ruling. “And he is entitled to at least presumptive immunity from prosecution for all his official acts. There is no immunity for unofficial acts.”

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