Trump, the Republican Party's favorite candidate for the 2024 elections, is expected to be prosecuted for interfering in the 2020 elections. Trump's lawyers want to postpone the process until after the 2024 elections, if possible, arguing that Trump, who was president at the time, exercised presidential authority and has legal immunity.
APPEAL PROCESS WILL CONTINUE
Special Prosecutor Smith asked the Supreme Court to decide on the exemption without waiting for the lower court process. The Supreme Court, composed of 6 conservative and 3 liberal judges, 3 of whom were appointed by Trump, rejected the request. The process is expected to continue in lower courts. On December 1, District Judge Tanya Chutkan ruled that Trump could not benefit from 'lifetime immunity', and Trump's lawyers went to the district court of appeal. The appeals court's decision is also expected to go to the Supreme Court. Trump, who is expected to appear in court on March 4, 2024 on charges of conspiring to cancel the 2020 elections won by Democrat Joe Biden, defended his right by saying "Of course I have presidential immunity" after the Supreme Court decision.