Donald Trump Has Enough to Destroy Democrat Plans [INFO]

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Some immunity from criminal charges is enough to ruin the day for Jack Smith and Fani Willis.

Donald Trump can claim “immunity from criminal prosecution,” the Supreme Court ruled. Maybe not on everything, but on enough to throw a huge monkey wrench into the ongoing Deep State persecutions. SCOTUS found yet another way to infuriate liberals. Monday’s decision “will likely further delay a trial on the federal election subversion charges.

Some immunity is enough

Even though the Supreme Court made it clear that Trump is only entitled to “some” immunity from criminal charges, it’s enough to ruin the day for Jack Smith and Fani Willis. Everyone has been watching this one real close.

Back in February, a federal appeals court decided that Trump wasn’t immune “for alleged crimes he committed during his presidency to reverse the 2020 election results.

SCOTUS said otherwise in a 6-3 split, conservatives against liberals. Justice Sonia Sotomayor went off about the majority ruling in a “lengthy and strongly worded dissent” of her own.

CNN says she “excoriated” her conservative colleagues for their decision. It doesn’t matter because she and her two progressive pals were outnumbered. Immunity, the conservatives all agreed, is necessary to the job of running a country.

The way Chief Justice John Roberts expressed it for the majority in Monday’s judgment, “we conclude that under our constitutional structure of separated powers, the nature of presidential power requires that a former president have some immunity from criminal prosecution for official acts during his tenure in office.

Sometimes the need is even more important. When it comes to a “President’s exercise of his core constitutional powers,” the shield from personal legal liability “must be absolute.

The nature of presidential power requires that a former president have some immunity from criminal prosecution for official acts during his tenure in office.

Only for official acts

Donald Trump and every other president is covered when acting as part of their job. None of them get a shred of immunity for their “unofficial acts.

The justices clarified that “not everything the President does is official.” Roberts noted that “the trial court will have to assess what of Trump’s alleged conduct is immunized.” That’s not their job.

We accordingly remand to the District Court to determine in the first instance — with the benefit of briefing we lack — whether Trump’s conduct in this area qualifies as official or unofficial.

The lower court never bothered to dig into that, Roberts pointed out. There was “a lack of ‘factual analysis’ in the previous lower court opinions rejecting Trump’s immunity.

Trump couldn’t wait to gloat about the ruling on Truth Social. “BIG WIN FOR OUR CONSTITUTION AND DEMOCRACY,” he posted. His team of lawyers “believe it is possible that special counsel Jack Smith’s case is now completely undermined.” No matter how much Mike Pence whines, “any communication Trump had with then-Vice President Mike Pence or Department of Justice officials could be considered official, precluding it from being introduced at trial.

No matter which of his actions are declared official and subject to immunity, it’s going to take a long time to figure out. Long after the election comes and goes. An awful lot can happen between now and November. Since the only point of these cases are to prevent him from running, there isn’t much reason to keep them going now.