Trump: Presidents Must Have THIS

(DailyEmailNews.com) – In the face of the increasing politicization of federal agencies under the Biden administration, former President Donald Trump expressed concerns about the potential consequences of the current leftwing challenges to the longstanding U.S. principle of presidential immunity.

In a significant event in Washington, D.C., Trump countered Special Counsel Jack Smith and Joe Biden’s current strategy, saying, “I think most people understand it, and we feel very confident that eventually — hopefully at this level, but eventually we want: The president has to have immunity.”

Trump also criticized the unfairness of being prosecuted by a political opponent’s Department of Justice. He pointed to unfavorable polls and demographics for Biden, suggesting that the current administration might be using legal action as a strategy for political gain.

At the hearing, the appeals court judges questioned Trump’s claim of immunity from criminal charges related to his actions during and after the 2020 election. Trump and his lawyer, D. John Sauer, celebrated some concessions from Smith’s team, including recognizing the need for presidential immunity.

Trump highlighted two key admissions: that former Presidents Barack Obama and Joe Biden could not be criminally prosecuted for a mistaken drone strike and that Trump’s actions in question occurred during his presidency.

Sauer argued that a former president could only be charged for such conduct if first impeached by the House and convicted in the Senate. The judges, however, appeared skeptical of this broad interpretation of presidential immunity.

During the hearing, Trump used the opportunity to claim political persecution and stated that if he didn’t receive immunity, then Biden wouldn’t either. In turn, U.S. prosecutors argue that Trump acted as a candidate, not as president, when he tried to influence the election results and allegedly incited the Capitol attack on Jan. 6, 2021.

Trump, who is leading in the Republican presidential nomination race, faces 91 criminal counts in four separate cases. The appeals court’s decision, both in its legal outcome and timing, will significantly impact whether Trump will face trial before the Nov. 5, 2024, election.

The case is one of four criminal prosecutions Trump faces this year and hinges on his immunity claim, which has been rejected by U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan but is under appeal. The Supreme Court has already declined an immediate decision on this issue, potentially delaying the trial scheduled for March 4.