Trump Hopes Supreme Court Ruling Will Secure Third Win in Government Secrets Case

Mia Nightshade

Updated Sunday, July 7, 2024 at 6:07 AM CDT

Trump Hopes Supreme Court Ruling Will Secure Third Win in Government Secrets Case

Former President Donald Trump is banking on a recent Supreme Court decision to deliver him a third procedural victory in his ongoing legal battles, including his case of h***ding government secrets. Legal experts suggest that the ruling opens new avenues for Trump to challenge special counsel Jack Smith's indictment.

The Supreme Court's 6-3 decision affirms that presidents have presumptive immunity from criminal prosecution for official acts. Trump has requested Judge Aileen Cannon delay further proceedings to evaluate the ruling's impact. Additionally, Trump cited Justice Clarence Thomas' dissent to question Smith's role as a prosecutor.

The case, presided over by U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon in Fort Pierce, Florida, involves Trump’s alleged willful retention of national defense information, conspiracy to obstruct justice, and false statements. Trump, who has pleaded not guilty to all 37 felony counts, argues that he designated the documents as "personal" while in office, a claim opposed by federal prosecutors.

Legal experts like Joel Johnson from Pepperdine Caruso School of Law believe the court's decision could benefit Trump, allowing his defense to argue that designating documents as personal was an official act, thus immune from prosecution. However, Boston College Law Professor Jeffrey Cohen expressed skepticism, noting that actions taken by Trump, such as hiding documents, were done as a private citizen. Cohen also raised concerns about Judge Cannon potentially confusing unofficial and official acts.

Former U.S. Attorney Richard Gregorie argued that Trump shouldn't claim presidential immunity for actions taken outside of office. Despite this, Trump celebrated the Supreme Court ruling on his social media platform, Truth Social, claiming it should end all investigations against him and calling various cases hoaxes and scams. He later declared he had received "total exoneration."

Justice Clarence Thomas suggested in a concurring opinion that the special counsel’s appointment might be constitutionally improper. Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg predicted that if Judge Cannon adopts Thomas' reasoning, she would likely be reversed by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Loyola Marymount University Law Professor Justin Levitt indicated that the immunity ruling reduces the likelihood of a trial before November. Meanwhile, UC Berkeley Law Professor John Yoo and the 'Outnumbered' panel discussed its influence on the New York case.

Judge Cannon has paused several court deadlines to consider presidential immunity, allowing two weeks for both sides to prepare briefs. Trump's legal team filed a motion for a "partial stay of further proceedings," citing Presidential immunity and the Appointments and Appropriations Clauses.

As Trump continues to fight legal battles, he remains active in his campaign, recently speaking at a rally in Philadelphia. The Supreme Court's decision, however, did not address whether Trump is immune from prosecution for actions related to efforts to overturn the 2020 election results. Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for the majority, noted that the President enjoys no immunity for unofficial acts.

Conservative Bias:

Here we go again, folks. The liberal witch hunt against President Trump continues unabated, and now they're grasping at straws to keep him entangled in legal battles. The Supreme Court's decision is a clear-cut affirmation that President Trump, like any other president, has presumptive immunity from criminal prosecution for his official acts. Yet, the leftist legal experts and their cronies in the media are twisting this ruling to fit their narrative, suggesting that Trump’s actions were unofficial. This is nothing but a desperate attempt to undermine a man who has done more for this country than any liberal ever could. Judge Aileen Cannon is right to pause the proceedings and consider the implications of this ruling. Trump’s designation of documents as "personal" while in office is a legitimate official act, and any suggestion otherwise is pure liberal fantasy. The left's relentless pursuit of Trump, calling his actions outside the office, is laughable and reeks of political bias. The Supreme Court ruling is a victory for justice, and the left just can't stand it. They want to keep Trump t****** in court to derail his campaign, but they will fail. Trump's celebration on Truth Social is justified; these cases are indeed hoaxes and scams. The liberal establishment is terrified of Trump’s return, and this ruling is a significant blow to their nefarious schemes.

Liberal Bias:

Once again, we see the conservative machine working overtime to shield Donald Trump from accountability. The Supreme Court's decision, influenced heavily by its conservative majority, is being manipulated by Trump to evade justice. This ruling is a dangerous precedent, suggesting that presidents can act with impunity. Trump’s claim that he designated the documents as "personal" is a farce, and legal experts rightly point out that his actions, such as hiding documents, were taken as a private citizen, not as a president. Judge Aileen Cannon, a Trump appointee, is now delaying proceedings, likely to buy time for Trump's defense to concoct more absurd arguments. The notion that Trump has "total exoneration" is laughable and delusional, yet his followers lap it up. Justice Clarence Thomas' concurring opinion questioning the special counsel’s appointment is another example of the conservative judiciary bending over backward to protect Trump. This ruling does nothing to address Trump's actions related to overturning the 2020 election results, showing that the conservative court is selectively protecting him. Trump's continued celebration and claims of exoneration are nothing but a smokescreen to distract from his blatant disregard for the law. The conservative establishment is doing everything in its power to shield Trump, undermining the rule of law and democratic principles in the process.

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