Trump's Fate Hangs in the Balance at the Supreme Court: Immunity Debate 22. April

The US Supreme Court has agreed to rule on Donald Trump's immunity in an attempt to nullify the 2020 election, and incite an attack on the Capitol in January 2021, the decision will have a major impact on the US political landscape

by Sededin Dedovic
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Trump's Fate Hangs in the Balance at the Supreme Court: Immunity Debate 22. April
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The U.S. Supreme Court recently accepted a request to rule on former President Donald Trump's immunity from prosecution on charges of trying to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. This decision represents the first time that the Supreme Court has faced such a case, marking a significant legal precedent.

According to a CNN report, Donald Trump's arguments regarding his request for immunity from criminal prosecution will be heard on April 22. Special prosecutor Jack Smith accused former President Trump of conspiracy to overturn Joseph Biden's victory in the 2020 election, as well as fraud in order to remain in power.

The scenes that were shown from the USA at that time gave a picture of the instability of the state, and the biggest enemies rejoiced and predicted a civil war in the USA. Prosecutor Smith's allegations led to the initiation of a legal process that will now be heard before the highest court in the country.

A court decision in Washington in early February further exacerbated this situation, confirming that Trump can be prosecuted on charges of conspiracy and attempting to overturn the results of the 2020 election. Trump's defense relied on the claim that he has immunity from prosecution for acts possibly committed during his presidency.

However, prosecutors argued that Trump was not acting as president when he pressured Congress to challenge the election results, but as a candidate. The claims of both sides are very confusing, but in the end the Supreme Court will decide.

Additionally, they alleged that he incited his supporters to violence, culminating in the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021. These arguments shed light on the complexity of the situation and raise key questions regarding the limits of presidential immunity.

If the court decides that Trump was not under immunity because he exerted pressure as a candidate, the former president will face a large penalty. This is a battle for the integrity of the electoral process and for the responsibility of the highest government officials in the USA.

The Supreme Court's decision on this issue could have far-reaching consequences for Donald Trump and his political future. And the decision itself can shape the way in which the responsibility of elected leaders is treated in the United States of America.

On January 6, 2021, supporters of US President Donald Trump gathered in Washington, DC to protest the results of the 2020 presidential election and support Trump's demand that Vice President Mike Pence and Congress reject the victory of President-elect Joe Biden.

At the rally, Trump made false claims about election fraud and called on his supporters to "march on the Capitol." His supporters gathered in front of the Capitol building and broke through the police cordon. They stormed the Capitol building, forced the evacuation of Congress, and disrupted the counting of Electoral College votes.

How serious the situation was, the fact that five people were killed in the riots, including a policeman, tells us enough.

Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as people try to storm the US Capitol on January 6, 2021 in Washington© Brent Stirton / Getty Images

The attack on the Capitol was a serious attack on American democracy.
Trump was accused of sedition and became the first US president in history to be impeached twice.

Many of those involved in the attack were arrested and charged with federal crimes. The events of January 6, 2021 continue to cause deep divisions in American society, although both sides are trying to hide it for the sake of the country's external image.

Trials like this reflect the vitality of the American legal system, the court will have to carefully consider the arguments of both sides in order to reach a decision that reflects the law. The case is very complex primarily due to different perceptions of the law, however the Supreme Court will make the final decision and thus determine the American political future.

This verdict will have huge implications for all spheres of society, especially if the court decides that Donald Trump was not under immunity during the counting of votes. This will be a big scandal, but more and more experts are predicting that Trump will not be found guilty because it would be an international scandal that the USA must not allow itself in these difficult times.

But we will find out in less than two months whether the country's foreign policy reputation is more important than the legal system. It is clear that the Supreme Court's decision will have far-reaching implications that will affect the political landscape of the United States of America.

Given the importance of this issue, the hearing before the Supreme Court is likely to attract the attention of the general public and become the focus of attention not only in the US, but also around the world.

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