Jack Smith Asks Supreme Court to Decide on Trump’s Fate

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If it hasn’t been made clear yet, the liberal left is getting more and more worried about the presidential election by the day. Special prosecutor Jack Smith just proved that by going directly to the Supreme Court about his case against former President Donald Trump.

As I am sure you are aware, Smith and Joe Biden’s Department of Justice has been going after Trump for some time, or basically, since it became known and confirmed that Trump would be running for the White House again. Since then, all sorts of accusations have been leveled against the former president.

For Smith, the case is all about Trump’s so-called election interference in not only the Georgia presidential election in 2020 but also run-off elections in January 2021. The case was scheduled to go to trial in March.

But as you also know, it is looking more and more likely that Trump will be winning not only the GOP primaries and, therefore, the nomination but also a general election against pretty much everyone the Democratic Party could nominate, including Joe Biden.

He’s by far the leading GOP candidate, beating out all others by as much as 40 percent or more. And as we get closer and closer to 2024 and the upcoming primaries, which begin in February, a hypothetical rematch between Trump and Biden looks to be falling in Trump’s favor.

In fact, as The Hill recently reported on a CNN poll, Trump is now firmly ahead of Biden in a number of key battleground states.

In Michigan, which went to Biden in 2020, Trump is beating Biden by a whopping 10 points at present. And the number is only going up.

Similarly, in Georgia, who also went to Biden in 2020, although by a marginally lesser amount, Trump is also ahead with 49 percent to Biden’s 44 percent.

Naturally, this has made those like Jack Smith and the rest of the Biden White House increasingly worried that Trump will defeat Biden if the former is allowed to continue campaigning.

And so rather than wait until March, when Trump could do what he usually does and win against Smith in court, the special prosecutor is attempting a Hail Mary.

Last week, Smith went to the Supreme Court, asking that they directly and immediately take up a major question of his case: can a president or former president be prosecuted for actions taken while in office?

According to Smith, the question needs to be answered before the case goes any further. Naturally, he hopes that the Supreme Court will rule that a president can be prosecuted for such, essentially permitting him to accuse Trump of all manner of things.

As the brief reads, “This case presents a fundamental question at the heart of our democracy: whether a former President is absolutely immune from federal prosecution for crimes committed while in office or is constitutionally protected from federal prosecution when he has been impeached but not convicted before the criminal proceedings begin.”

And on Monday, SCOTUS agreed to take up the case. Additionally, they have expedited the review, demanding that Trump’s lawyers respond by no later than December 20. It is assumed oral arguments will begin in early 2024, should the court decide to continue after receiving Trump’s response.

It is to be noted that so far, lower courts have claimed that Trump is not immune to such prosecution. But rather than let the appellate system decide on the quandary, Smith wants to go directly to the upper court. Naturally, he hopes that a decision in his favor could mean his whole case against Trump is settled much sooner than March and also put an end to Trump’s presidential campaign.

But as a Trump spokesperson pointed out on social media, Smith doesn’t exactly have a good record when it comes to SCOTUS. His McDonnell case was completely thrown out, in fact, with a ruling of 8-0.

And, as we all know, Trump has a unique talent for turning nearly everything thrown at him into diamonds and gold. There’s a very real possibility this will be no different.