JUST IN: Trump Files Legal Brief, Will Take Presidential Immunity Challenge To Supreme Court – EVOL

Former President Donald Trump has filed a long-expected motion requesting a hold on an appeals court decision that rejected his claim that presidential immunity prohibits him from being prosecuted over his objections to the 2020 election results.

Trump has asked the Supreme court to pause the February 6 ruling from a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejecting his claim of immunity from prosecution.

In a legal brief, the former president’s lawyers warned that “conducting a months-long criminal trial of President Trump at the height of election season will radically disrupt President Trump’s ability to campaign” against President Biden ahead of the 2024 election. Trump’s lawyers are asking the justices to halt the trial proceedings pending their request for the full slate of judges on the D.C. Circuit to reconsider the case.

If necessary, the case will be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The former president was initially slated for a March trial date on charges relating to Special Counsel Jack Smith’s January 6 case, though the case has already been removed from the docket. A new trial date has not been posted, nor is one expected until the appeals processes have



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