The immunity case could end this week
Ty Cobb, who served as White House counsel under former President Trump, expected Monday that the case surrounding Trump’s claim of presidential immunity would be over by the end of this week.
In an interview on CNN,Erin Burnett in the foregroundCobb said he did not expect the Supreme Court to consider Trump’s final appeal. The former president asked the Supreme Court on Monday to stay his criminal trial related to subverting the federal election On hold during appeal A lower court ruling says he is not immune from charges.
“This petition to stay is very weak,” Cobb said, referring to Trump’s Monday filing Prosecute.
“It is a repeat of their summaries below,” he continued. “The arguments they have made have not only been soundly rejected, but have been eviscerated both in oral argument and in the opinion. I do not believe the Supreme Court will find these arguments persuasive in any way.”
The appeals court has already ruled against Trump’s claim of presidential immunity, writing in a 57-page decision, “For the purpose of this criminal case, former President Trump has become a Trump citizen, with all the defenses of any other criminal defendant.”
The three-judge panel of the D.C. Court of Appeals continued in its unanimous decision: “We cannot accept that the office of the presidency will place its former occupants above the law for all time afterward.” A careful assessment of these concerns leads us to conclude that there is no functional justification for immunizing former presidents from federal prosecution generally or for immunizing former President Trump from the specific charges in the indictment.
Trump said in his court filing on Monday that he would soon file an appeal of the D.C. Circuit’s ruling. However, in the meantime, he asked the Supreme Court to issue a stay of the decision, which would delay the trial until the appeals are resolved.
Only four justices must vote to accept Trump’s final appeal. But the former president’s emergency request to stop his trial proceedings will require five votes.
Whether or not the judges decide to accept the case will be a… Master signal When might you get to trial? Trump has often used delaying tactics to try to postpone his trial until after the presidential election.
Cobb said there are several possible paths the Supreme Court could take. He expected the Supreme Court to refuse to consider the case altogether or issue a 24- or 48-hour delay to allow Trump to appeal, and then refuse to take it up.
“I personally don’t see them taking this case. Although I think they would probably look at the stay request as a petition for testimony and be on the case for 24 to 48 hours and then refuse to testify.” “I think this case could end with this the week.”
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