Former President Donald Trump’s trial on charges that he obstructed the 2020 election is scheduled to begin on March 4, 2024. Trump’s legal team thinks the U.S. Supreme Court is about to enter a crucial presidential immunity battle.
Trump has already been denied immunity from a civil case that sought to hold him accountable for the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, despite the fact that presidents are typically immune from most lawsuits, US News reported.
The fact that he hasn’t made any progress in his appeal of that ruling in more than a year serves as a model for how he might try to postpone his Washington criminal trial related to his attempts to rig the 2020 election.
Trump’s legal team is expected to argue that he is entitled to broad immunity from prosecution for actions he took in connection with his White House duties, even though they have not yet asked for it in the criminal case.