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Donald Trump is going to the US Supreme Court to avoid being prosecuted for his role in the storming of the Capitol

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Donald Trump has not given up hope of escaping prosecution for his role in the storming of the Capitol. The former president goes to the Supreme Court in the hope of receiving immunity.

Monday, February 12, 2024 at 11:17 PM

Donald Trump (77) is charged by special prosecutor Jack Smith with conspiring to overturn Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory and to commit fraud in order to remain president, including the storming of the Capitol in Washington on January 6 2021. Trump himself claims to enjoy presidential immunity in that case because he was president at the time of the facts.

Last week, a federal appeals court ruled against him and three judges ruled that Trump can indeed be prosecuted. Trump appeals against this and goes to the Supreme Court, hoping to be proven right. He also immediately asked the judges to pause the ruling of the appeal judges. As long as the ruling on that immunity is not final, Jack Smith’s case against Trump cannot start.

Florida

In the meantime, the former president still has his hands full with other lawsuits against him. He appeared in court in Florida on Monday for a hearing behind closed doors in connection with his handling of confidential documents. Trump and his entourage were welcomed by supporters at the federal courthouse in Fort Pierce. Five hours later the 77-year-old was able to leave again.

The former head of state is accused of continuing to keep confidential documents in his Florida home after leaving the White House, thereby endangering the security of the United States. The law requires that he should have handed over the papers to the National Archives.

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Last year, Trump pleaded not guilty in the case. During Monday’s hearing, Trump’s lawyers requested access to the classified evidence to prepare their defense. The public prosecutor opposes this because it concerns sensitive documents.

The hearing on the merits of the case will start on May 20.

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